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Libya Rally at Copley Square: Part 1, WEBN News, Spring 2011

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Marchers rallying against Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi. (Photo by Stephanie Greenland)

By Cat Viglienzoni – March 4, 2011

So, first of all, there’s a delay in posting this. It was written on the day it actually happened (last Saturday). The delay is from the typical culprits (school, projects, school, internship). But I did spend all last Saturday turning Part 1 around.

Marchers met on Saturday, February 26 at around 11 in Copley Square, Boston, to show solidarity with the Libyan protesters and protest against Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi’s rule.

(If that wasn’t the way you thought his name is spelled, here’s another blog post explaining why there is a discrepancy.)

At the rally, we spoke to some of the marchers who were personally affected by the violence in Libya. There were some incredibly personal, haunting stories. One man told us of his brother, who was imprisoned and killed by Gadhafi for calling for democracy in the country. (He’s in the third video.)

Another mother and daughter told us how they haven’t been able to contact their family back there, and they fear the worst. (They are featured in the web story have a couple soundbites in the second video.) There will be be another post soon with Part 2, my actual reporter piece, which has more of their story.

But without further ado, here’s a link to Part 1, the web version of the story, with the YouTube standup sequences embedded in at the end. (I’m in the first one.)

Disclosures: I did this story with a friend, Stephanie Greenland, who took all the stills and did most of the editing for these video sequences. So I can’t take credit for that. I will, however, take credit for almost all of the video shooting and the web story.

I did this piece for a campus TV station, WEBN. This is actually the first piece I did for them – normally, I work for EIV News, another campus TV station.


Written by Cat Viglienzoni

March 4, 2011 at 12:45 PM