Saturday, June 2, 2012

[G] Syria violence, SpaceX Landing, Second Earthquake Strikes Italy

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YouTube Blog: Syria violence, SpaceX Landing, Second Earthquake Strikes Italy

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. Each week we post a weekly recap of the top news stories of the week, as seen through the lens of both citizen-reported footage and professional news coverage.

  • We were shocked at the deaths of dozens of children and hundreds overall during a week of horrific violence in Syria. (Warning: Scenes of an extremely graphic nature)

  • We saw millions across America commemorate Memorial Day by honoring those who died in service to their country.

  • We viewed the successful return of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to Earth, ending a 9-day voyage to the ISS with a splashdown in the Pacific.

  • We were saddened at yet more deaths in Italy, as a second earthquake rocked the North East of the country, killing 15, just days after a first earthquake hit.

  • We followed the presidential candidates on the US campaign trail as Mitt Romney finally officially clinched the Republican nomination by reaching the magic number of 1,144 delegates. 

  • We watched thousands of fans descend on Monte Carlo for the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix.

  • We observed the staging of colorful "slutwalks" across Brazil as thousands of women participated to promote LGBT equality.

  • We witnessed a fire in a Doha shopping mall claim the lives of 19, including 13 toddlers. 

  • Finally, we saw Twilight stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart cause a stir in Cannes as they attended film screenings together.

Come back to watch the news unfold on YouTube. 

Olivia Ma, YouTube News and Politics, recently watched "Station Begins Dragon's Release for Flight Home".


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