Stories about Video
22 April 2013
The Tentative Collective is an initiative collaborating with various marginalised and migrant communities to produce short films made with cell phones, and organising rickshaw-powered film screenings around Karachi.
20 February 2013
"I realized this was an opportunity for me to learn more about my own heritage. And if others watch my videos and learn, it's a plus. I think by the simple fact that my videos are online are a testament to ensuring an online presence... And it's just a question of people finding the videos, as well as the marketing of it so people can find it" says Jennifer of her project to make Ojibwe known through Youtube.
13 May 2012
WITNESS empowers people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice using user generated videos. It has trained individuals from more than 80 countries through hands-on workshops. To expand its reach WITNESS has launched its comprehensive training curriculum on human rights advocacy through video, which is available for download for free.
16 April 2012
High quality internet connections are hard to come by in Guinea-Bissau. Through a partnership with various local NGOs, the CENATIC internet center is providing access to organizations and individuals interested in connecting with the global conversation.
14 April 2012
SchoolTube is a media-sharing website for students and teachers. It provides a safe search alternative to video sharing sites like the popular YouTube, Vimeo etc thanks to a strict moderation process making contents appropriate for the school environment.
30 March 2012
Isuma.tv from Canada is an independent interactive social networking website of Inuit and Aboriginal films launched in January 2008. The site hosts films for free and intends to help Native communities around the world become connected. There are currently over 2600 videos in 46 different Indigenous languages archived in the platform. The site is available in either high or low bandwidth for those in more rural communities.
16 March 2012
The juries of the “Everyday Digital Native” video contest organized by The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS), India, and HIVOS shortlisted 12 videos for the next round. You can check out the final videos and vote for your favorite one within March 31, 2012. Five videos with the maximum votes will be declared winners on April 1, 2012.
11 March 2012
In our second feature on the examples of citizen media videos of national anthems sung in indigenous or less spoken languages, we see that in many countries it is prohibited by law to sing national anthems except the national language(s). However that does not stop the ordinary people to use citizen media to sing their national anthem in their own language.
18 January 2012
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS), India, and HIVOS of the Netherlands are hosting the 2011 Digital AlterNatives Video Contest as a part of the ‘Digital Natives with a Cause’ project. The contest revolves around the theme “Everyday Digital Native” and asks participants to share stories on what makes their everyday life “digital”.
3 January 2012
To mark the World AIDS Day in 2011 a photo exhibition of the project “AIDS- Open Faces” took place in Kiev. The exhibition was devoted to people whose life was affected by HIV/AIDS. It was organized by the private charity Elena Pinchuk AINTIAIDS Foundation. The pictures of HIV positive people and their families presented on the exhibition had been taken by a renowned photographer Brent Stirton from New York agency ‘Getty Images’.