Friday, January 20, 2012

This Week's Top News Stories on YouTube-- Dramatic rescue in Italy, protests in Tunisia, and uneasy truce forms in Zabadani, Syria

Everyday on the CitizenTube Channel (and @CitizenTube on Twitter), along with our curation partners @storyful, we look at how the top news stories are covered on YouTube. Every week we'll post a weekly recap of the top news stories of the week:

  • We witnessed dramatic rescue efforts as the cruise ship Costa Concordia crashed into rocks in shallow waters in Giglio, Italy.
  • We watched the CEO of the Costa company blame human error, as most accused the ship's captain, Francesco Schettino, of being at fault for the crash.
  • We monitored events in Syria where military forces attacking rebels in Zabadani agreed to a ceasefire, as Obama raised concerns about the violence there.
  • We saw unprecedented amounts of snow falling in the state of Washington, with many going out and making the most of the rare event.
  • We followed the GOP candidates during a dramatic week on the US campaign trail, as Jon Huntsman and Rick Perry both dropped out of the running for the Republican nomination.
  • We marked the anniversary of the 'Arab Spring' with protests in Tunisia at the slow pace of reforms.
  • We witnessed Russian oil supply ship Renda arriving in Nome, Alaska with assistance from the US Coastguard.
  • We viewed the forced closure of Kruger National Park in South Africa due to prevalent flooding caused by heavy rain. 
  • And finally, we celebrated with Muhammad Ali, one of the most iconic figures alive, who turned 70 this week. 


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Abdo said...

Dear citizentube,
This message is concerning your playlist "Violence rages across Syria". My question is, why are you taking the videos from only one side of the event? What about all the innocent people that are being killed by the terrorists in the country? What about all the rallies from pro-government people with millions in the streets that happened many times already? The Syrian government never gave any orders to shoot civilians; the only people it’s after are the terrorists that are involved in murders and destructions of public and private places. Can you please make a new playlist showing the other side of the story? There are many videos out there trying to show the truth about what's happening in Syria.
Thank you.

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