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Plural+ Video Festival for Youth under 25

Plural+ is once again calling for entries for their Youth Video Festival on Migrant issues, asking youth worldwide to send in their videos discussing identity, diversity, integration, human rights and inclusiveness among other topics. Entry deadline is June 30th and…

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Mali: Fabric weaves an economical and cultural support

Traditional_mud_clothThrough videos, we see and learn about the cultural importance and economical boost that working with fabric is giving some people and organizations in Mali. From a women's group which claim to have placed Mali as a power in the…

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Chile: Tu Sunami jabs at President, quakes and aftershocks

From Chile, a video mashup by tintoweno mixes McHammer, Storm Troopers and the Chilean president Sebastián Piñera as comic relief: adding  humor to the tense situation lived in Chile as they still experience very strong aftershocks after the February 27th…

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Colombia: Confusing Ballots on Election Day

During the Colombian elections held on March 14, one complaint became common: the ballots were confusing and people were unknowingly making their vote null by marking the wrong boxes. During these elections, instead of the usual pictures of candidates or…

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Costa Rica: Bicycles, Birthdays and Teachers

Julio Cordoba on his birthday post brings us a glimpse of  everyday life:  he recalls his triumphant feeling when his dad taught him how to ride a bicycle when he was 12. Years later, he discovered his father was a…

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South Africa: inappropriate content in the classroom stage

Rochele Ardesher published a video taken during a South African elementary school class of what she calls inappropriate content where the teacher berates the students for improper bathroom usage.

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Iran: OR318 memorial to blogger’s death in prison

The one year death anniversary of blogger and journalist Omid Reza Mir Sayafi is coming around and the OR318 movement is quite active, raising awareness regarding not only Omid's  death in an Iranian prison but also the risks bloggers take…

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Brazil: Shocking and Moving people into Adopting Strays

In this shocking video, Joao Frigerio shows how a young murder victim's dog in Curitiba Brazil lay next to its owner's dead body during the police investigation process until the body was taken away. The purpose? To convince people of…

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Colombia: Transportation Strike from Pedestrian Eyes

Videos record the situation lived these past three days of  city-wide transportation strike that has Bogota paralyzed.  Citizens have resorted to walking, riding bicycles, hitchhiking and climbing into the backs of pickup trucks that will take them closer to their…

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Video Participation: How you see the world for BBC

Young People's Media Network posted that the BBC is looking for you to send in a 2 minute documentary on “how you see the world” to be broadcast worldwide.   Deadline is March 12th.  Application information here.

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Chile: More videos recorded during the Earthquake

Costa Rican journalist Cristian Cambronero has made an excellent roundup of more videos recorded during the Chile 8.8 Earthquake  early on Saturday morning.

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Video: Chile Earthquake through Citizen’s Eyes

Santiago After the Earthquake by pviojo CC-By
Santiago After the Earthquake by pviojo CC-By

As the day comes to a close,  more videos crop up of the devastating 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Chile at 3:30 am. The earthquake, which not only affected the mainland through the…

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365: A video a day from Cartagena, Colombia

photo by Mario Carvajal CC-by
photo by Mario Carvajal CC-by

A group of videobloggers from Colombia decided to make 2010 into the year for videblogging, and set out to make a video a day during 2010. Today we bring you a selection of videos from…

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Congo: The Coltan Conflict is in Our Hands (and Cellphones)

Coltan, columbo-tantalite, is a mineral used to make resistors  in our cellphones, video games, computers and home electronics.  Likened to blood diamonds, its mining has not only caused ecological damage, human rights abuses, but some say is also fueling the…

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Italy: Realtime Video of Maierato Landslide

Patrizia Venturino filmed and uploaded the video of the Maierato landslide where a whole hill slid down the slope in the province of Vibo Valentia in Calabria. The clear video shows as the citizens run away from the river of…

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Citizen Video wins George Polk Journalism Award

The citizen video recording the death of Neda, an Iranian woman during the presidential election protests in Iran has won the George Polk Award in Journalism. This amateur and anonymous video spread throughout the world and became a symbol of…

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Video: Mobile Libraries of the World

books by br1dotcom
books by br1dotcom

The mobile library has become a staple in many library systems, bringing books to those who cannot access the libraries themselves. However, in many places due to bad road conditions or lack of funding, the traditional system…

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Open Video: Worldwide Wireside chat with Lawrence Lessig

Larry Lessig by Robert Scoble
Larry Lessig by Robert Scoble

What is fair use, how does copyright fit into the digital age and how can commentary, teaching, remixing and research with video be freely developed? Tune in on February 25th 6:00pm US Eastern time (GMT…

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Video: Peruvian Cuisine on the Net

ceviche picture by scaredy_kat on flickr, used according to CC license
ceviche picture by scaredy_kat on flickr, used according to CC license

Peruvian food is considered one of the most diverse foods in the world, due in part to the varied geography of the region, the blending of different cultures into…

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Costa Rica: Online Videos add Humor to Presidential Elections

Image by thombo2 on flickr used according to CC license
Image by thombo2 on flickr used according to CC license

The Costa Rican Presidential elections are this Sunday and through videos, many Costa Ricans are expressing their concerns regarding the candidates and the future of their country through parody and…

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