CitizenTube highlights plight of Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan

June 17, 2010

CitizenTube, run by YouTube, recently announced that it would be providing a breaking news feed of video that is uploaded to its website.

It has ‘dallied’ with news videos in the past around the Iran election protests last year and the Los Angeles wildfires but says it will be increasing its "focus significantly" over the summer. 

One sceptic is concerned that CitizenTube videos might not "extend beyond the metropolitan, rich, northern hemisphere", but earlier this week it flagged up footage taken from the Uzbek-Kyrgyz border as Uzbeks fled from violence in southern Kyrgyzstan: