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· July, 2012

Stories about Video from July, 2012

25 July 2012

Syria: Weapons and Combat Tutorials Online

Syrian rebels turn to a YouTube channel called 'Free Syrian Army Help' for training. The channel has 80 videos explaining tactics like hand-to-hand combat, how-to-make flame-throwers, and ambushing an enemy.

Paraguay: Citizens Reject Rio Tinto's Aluminium Smelter Project

Madagascar: Three Soldiers Killed During Uprising in Military Barracks

Three soldiers were killed and four injured during a confrontation at Ivato barracks, Madagascar on Sunday July 22, 2012. This revolt took place shortly before a meeting between the interim...

Malaysia: Selangor State Faces Water Shortage

Selangor, Malaysia's richest state, could be facing a water shortage crisis soon after its water concessionaire announced that water rationing might be necessary because of lack of clean water reserves....

24 July 2012

Indonesia: EngageMedia's Video4Change Retreat on Video for Social Change

Indonesia was the host-country for Video4Change, a week long retreat where different organizations came together to discuss how video can be used for social change and also come up with...

United States: Anaheim Rises After Police Kills Unarmed Man

After the police shot Manuel Díaz, a 25-year-old unarmed Latino man on Saturday, July 21st during a chase in Anaheim, California, the community reacted with protests claiming an increased level...

Cuba: Pro-Democracy Leader Oswaldo Payá Dies in Car Crash

"Money from the United States is not going to drive change in Cuba. […] The problem is in Cuba, and the solution is in Cuba, between Cubans" - Oswaldo Payá...

Colombia: Locals Concerned Over Media's Slant on Cauca Conflict

The indigenous people of the Cauca department, in southwestern Colombia, are concerned that the media is misrepresenting their struggle to expel legal and illegal armed groups from their territory. Netizens...

23 July 2012

Bahrain: Elderly Men Arrested for “Protecting Women” from Police

The elderly are not immune to arrest for taking part in "unlicensed" protests in Bahrain, where demonstrations should be sanctioned by the state. According to netizens, two elderly men were...

United States: Weaving Poetry on the Streets of New York

The most recent edition of the multimedia poetry series "El Tejedor" [The Weaver] features the work of Latin American and Caribbean poets in New York City.

22 July 2012

Mexico: Combating Water Crisis by Climbing Mountains

The Challenge is to raise awareness about the water and sanitation crisis all over the world and raise money to ensure safe water for people. The founder of Challenge 21,...

Colombia: #Yodigoaquiestoy, a Tool for Denouncing Child Labor

"Yo Digo Aquí Estoy" ("I say I am here") is the title of an interesting project by Fundación Telefónica which aims to put an end to child labor in Colombia,...

21 July 2012

Is Tunisia a Banana Republic?

Tunisian netizens react to a Tunisian MP's use of the term "President of the Banana Republic" to refer to interim President Moncef Marzouki, during a heated parliamentary debate.

Tajikistan: Young People Learn to Blog

20 July 2012

Yemen: Yemen Through Our Lenses Exhibition

Yemeni journalist and blogger Afrah Nasser is using social media to raise funds to stage a photography exhibition in Stockholm, Sweden. Find out how you can help Afrah achieve her...

Mauritania: A Rich Culture of Games, Dance and Music

Mauritania lies at the point where Arab and African cultures meet; it is the link between the countries of North and West Africa. This has given it a special character,...

Argentina: Falklands Olympics Video Sparks Controversy

While Argentina prepares for the 2012 Olympics in London, an advertisement produced by the Presidency and filmed in the Falkland Islands has sparked a controversy with the phrase: "To compete...

Venezuela, Japan: Two Japanese Performers Master the Venezuelan Harp

Among the Japanese musicians interested in traditional Venezuelan music, Yoko Yoshizawa and Mika Agematsu stand out in the interpretation of the Venezuelan harp, a key instrument in Venezuelan music from...

Mongolia: Documenting Wild Snow Leopard Cubs

Snow leopards are rare and very elusive. A team of scientists from the Snow Leopard Trust has been conducting a long term study on the big cats and recently shared...

Azerbaijan: Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center On Fire

Reports have come in that the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center in Baku, Azerbaijan, is on fire. The building was opened in May 2012 and was designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha...

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