The State of Online Subtitling

The State of Online Subtitling

In a recent post, “Indigenous Protests, Wikileaks and Online Subtitles” I focused on the social and historical importance of adding subtitles to online video, especially as it relates to those who promote human rights and inclusive rural development. Most...

The Art of Kebab, Storytelling

It’s probably not what they’re looking for, but whenever anyone tells me that they are headed to Santorini, my one and only recommendation is that they head to Lucky’s for the world’s best souvlaki. Call it what you will – souvlaki,...

Bektour Iskender in America

I’m in Istanbul this week with my new partner in crime from Kyrgyzstan, Bektour Iskender. Together we’re holding a three-day workshop on digital media production and distribution for affiliates from Internews’ Eurasia program. Bektour was recently in...

Por casualidad, tres de mis amigos hispanoparlantes aqui en San Diego apoyan a tres candidatos distintos. Hispanic Pundit dice que votará por McCain, el candidato del partido republicano. Rosario Gibbs, la esposa de super blogger Nathan Gibbs, dice que si pudiera...

[Video] Marcha Contra Las FARC

This week’s video is of the protest against the FARC. For more information about the massive protest, check out Juliana’s post on Global Voices and Sibylla Brodzinsky’s article in the Christian Science Monitor. Despite what it says at the end of the...

[Video] Como Hacer Cafe

El domingo pasado Gabriel me llevó a La Sierra, una comunidad aquí en Medellín con vistas hermosas del valle y con una historia triste de violencia. Un amigo cafetero de Gabriel nos enseño como hacer el cafe. Espero que lo disfruten. Yo voy a buscar un espresso...

Cuando subes a un autobus aquí en Medellin puede ser mucho más que transporte público. Dependiendo de tu gusto musical, a veces te toca el placer (o la mala suerte) de un concierto de rap. Aunque la cultura de hip hop ya es algo fuerte, pocas son las oportunidades de...

[Progress] Getting Into Video

I’ve never been one for online video for the same reason I’ve never really been one for traditional TV: no matter how many times I click the mouse or click the remote control, nothing of interest is ever on. Sure, there were/are some exceptions. I try to...