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.
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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