· October, 2011

Stories about Video from October, 2011

Spain: The October 15 Protests and Mass Media Coverage

  22 October 2011

The global October 15 manifestation that demanded the exercise of real democracy and protested against the corruption of elite financial corporations was truly massive in Spain. In this post, we reveal how a sector of Spanish mass media covered the event and the discussion among netizens.

Hong Kong: Why Occupy Central?

  21 October 2011

A group of activists in Hong Kong have occupied the ground floor of the iconic HSBC building in Central District for almost one week. Their occupation has provided a reflective space for people to look into the problems of the existing economic system.

Brazil: Belo Monte Dam Case Comes to Court

  21 October 2011

The Brazilian justice system has provided new fuel to the protesting voices against the Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant, after its construction begun in June 2011. A lawsuit filed in 2006 by the state of Pará was brought to court on October 17.

China: Independent documentary and film

  21 October 2011

If you want to know more about citizen videos, independent documentaries and films from mainland China, you can take a look at the recently website acopy.net. The website also sells independent productions and shares their profit with the independent film makers.

Armenia: Extreme Metal in the Caucasus

  20 October 2011

Shreddernet examines the Extreme Metal scene in Armenia and asks whether its dark melodies and themes have a place in the Caucasus. For a small number of the region's inhabitants the blog says the answer appears to be yes, and the post includes an interview with Daeron, a local metal...

Bolivia: TIPNIS Indigenous Marchers Arrive in La Paz

  20 October 2011

The indigenous marchers of the TIPNIS reached their final destination of La Paz, Bolivia, where they were greeted as heroes by the city's residents. They still have hopes of meeting with the President and to get his commitment to halt the highway construction through their territory.

Saudi Arabia: Men Arrested Over Poverty Video

  20 October 2011

Two Saudi men were arrested last Sunday October 16th in what seems to be a reaction to a video posted on their YouTube channel showing poverty in Riyadh. Through microblogging platforms, people have shown their support for the two videographers. A subtitled version of  the video can be viewed here....

Videos: Central America Under Water

  20 October 2011

The tropical depression 12-E over Central America has brought torrential downpours and rains for days on end, causing flooding, closing roads and highways and displacing people. This post shows the effects of the rainfall through several Central American countries.

Brazil: Thousands March Against Corruption

  19 October 2011

20,000 people attended the 2nd March Against Corruption in Brasília, on October 12. Youtube user estnagum registered the event. Chanting slogans and the national anthem, protesters held brooms to “sweep away” corruption and impunity. The first march, on September 7 (independence day), was motivated by the secret voting that absolved...

Poetry Slam Activism in Francophone Africa

  17 October 2011

Poetry slam is a well-known channel of expression for many activists in North America but the rest of the world has now embraced this unique blend of poetry and rhythmic oral story telling. Here are some examples from Francophone Africa and the context in which they arose.

Portugal: Photos and Videos of October 15 Protests

  17 October 2011

The October 15 protests in Portugal, calling for “participatory democracy, transparency in policy and the end of the precariousness of life”, gathered around 80,000 in the main squares of the country. Citizen reporters used online platforms to share photo and video reports of events.

Brazil: Creating Opportunities for Life After Jail

  17 October 2011

While serving time in jail, Ronaldo Monteiro kickstarted a project with fellow detainees and turned his life around. Years later, released on parole, Monteiro now coordinates an NGO that offers opportunities of social reintegration for young offenders, detainees and former detainees in Brazil.

China: Girl ran over by two vans, bystanders ignored

  17 October 2011

A cold-blood story happened in the weekend in Foshan city. A two-year-old girl hit by a van, the diver did not stop and drove away. Bystanders witnessed the scene did not help the girl, then another van ran over. The incident was recorded by a CCTV in a roadside store....

World Food Day: Living with Hunger Pangs

  16 October 2011

According to the World Bank, nearly 1 billion people go to bed hungry around the world, and the rising food prices will make that number grow. Today, for the World Food Day, we put faces on those hungry families and hear their stories.

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Juliana Rincón Parra is the Citizen Video editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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