Tibetan protests in London

Tibetan protests in London

Three protesters dressed in blue costumes representing the people gone missing in Tibet's uprising

Press Play For News reporter, Boyana Draganova, was on site this Saturday as hundreds of people from various nationalities marched through London’s streets in support of Tibetans who are still under China’s harsh rule.

This protest is done every year in rememberance of Dalai Lama’s exile from Tibet on 17 March 52 years ago marking the country’s loss of independence.

Starting from St James’ Park tube station and culminating in front of the Chinese Embassy, this march proves the undying determination of people from all over the world to see Tibet free and obeying only its own laws.

Walking in step with these supporters chanting “What do we want? Free Tibet! When do we want it? NOW!” was inspiring for participants and passers-by alike.

Protesters opposite the Chinese Embassy

Protesters opposite the Chinese Embassy

The making of

Below you will see a video report following the protesters from their first chants on London’s streets to them singing opposite the Chinese Embassy.

The footage in the video was taken on a mobile phone demonstrating that anyone can make newsworthy videos no matter where they are!

You only need a dash of enthusiasm and a sprinkle of persistance to always be at the head the event to take the best footage possible.

With time you will learn exactly where to stand and how to operate the camera with a steady hand (as you will see this reporter is still an apprentice in this task).

Don’t worry too much about that, though, because as we explored in our post on the recent earthquake in Japan, amateur footage can be just as precious as a professional one precisely because it usually holds no other agenda, but to show events as they happen.

Without further ado here is our reporter’s very first attempt at online video journalism!

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2 Responses to Tibetan protests in London

  1. chris says:

    You’ve already strayed from not having an agenda by making reference to “china’s harsh rule”.. not that you’re wrong but that’s a statement that completely takes one side.

    • boyanadragon says:

      Hey Chris,

      Thanks for your comment. You are right in saying that, but I was talking about the video footage, not what I wrote in my blog post. My point is that amateur footage usually shows events as they happen, without expressing an agenda (although this is not necessarily a rule). In the video I made, I covered the event as it unfolded in front of me without thinking how viewers might perceive it.

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