Nepali Videos on Democracy Video Challenges

The US Department of State announced the selection of 18 finalist videos, two of them from Nepal, in the second Democracy Video Challenge (DVC) and launched voting for winners on YouTube.

A press statement, issued by the US Embassy in Kathmandu on Wednesday, said people from all around the world could vote for their favorite videos until midnight (GMT) on June 15, 2010.

Six winners, one from each geographic region of the world, will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Los Angeles, New York and Washington in September.

democracy video challenge“The Challenge asks people around the world to complete the phrase ‘Democracy is……’ through short online videos. Since its launch two years ago, more than 1,600 people from 111 countries have submitted their entries and spurred the online engagement of at least 1.5 million people,” the statement read.

The Democracy Video Challenge is part of ‘Democracy is…’, a global conversation created by a unique public-private partnership that includes democracy and youth organizations, film and entertainment industry, academia and the US government.

It leverages social networks to engage people across the world to share, debate, and learn from diverse perspectives on democracy.

This year’s Democracy Video Challenge high-level jury, chaired by renowned Peruvian economist and President of the Institute for Liberty & Democracy Hernando de Soto, narrowed the field to 18 finalists– three videos from each of the world’s six geographic regions.

Apart from Nepal’s, one video from Pakistan have been nominated as the finalists under the South and Central Asia regional category.

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