· May, 2011

Stories about Video from May, 2011

Azerbaijan: Clashes during hijab ban protest

Tamada Tales comments on reports that a protest held to oppose a ban on the hijab in schools today ended in clashes with police. The blog notes the official line that the demonstration outside the country's Ministry of Education was dispersed in an orderly fashion by police is not borne...

Japan: Tarō Okamoto's Mural Hijacked

  6 May 2011

Displayed in Tokyo's Shibuya Station, the mural “Myth of Tomorrow” by Tarō Okamoto depicts the atomic bombing in Hiroshima. Upowers2008 posted a video of the mural after it mysteriously “gained” an additional panel that references the Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdown, as 3yen explains. Police have taken down the panel since...

Côte d'Ivoire: New Videos Detail Capture of Former President

  4 May 2011

After the arrest in the city of Abidjan on April 11, 2011, of Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Cote d'Ivoire, and his wife Simone, some confusion remains regarding the process that led to his capture. Website Abidjan.net has published a series of videos that show the sequence of events of the Gbagbos' arrest, from the bombing of their residence by French Special Forces, to the transfer of the Gbagbo family to the Hotel du Golf.

China: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

  4 May 2011

The past week has seen a real-life version of film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” reenacted in China. The Chinese protagonist, Xu Wu, has been detained in a psychiatric hospital for four years over a labour dispute against a state-run enterprise. He escaped from the hospital and told his story to a television station, but police forced their way into the station building and abducted Xu, remanding him back to the psychiatric ward.

Azerbaijan: Calls for an international campaign for press freedom

Speaking at the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day event over Skype, Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli call for an international campaign involving celebrities to draw attention to those harassed and imprisoned by authoritarian regimes. The two recently released video blogging youth activists also note that online tools are ineffective without...

Colombia: Following the ‘Lleras’ Law

  3 May 2011

The bill to regulate infractions on author's rights on the Internet, known as the "Lleras" Law, has continued generating reactions and debate, as recently covered on Global Voices. Juan Arrellano reviews recent reactions to the law and shares three videos of original interviews about the topic.

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