What is Blogtrotters ?
A digital adventure launched by two french bloggers, Tristan Mendès France and Alban Fischer from 2006 to 2011.
Here are some of our videos in english (or subtitled) [clic CC for the subtitles].
The idea : we tried to speak about issues dealing with memory, citizenship or environment around the world, using live interactive video-blogging.
Our process : 5 to 10 days somewhere on the planet. During the trip, we filmed and uploaded videos every day, streamed lives (via digital cam or mobile phone) and integrated questions or suggestions sent to us via internet.
We were finalists of the 2008 Online Journalism Awards held by the american Online News Association, in the non-english small sites category.
Our first videoblog was on the Cambodgian genocide (december 2006), our second dealt with the Armenian genocide in Turkey (march 2007), our third was on the Darfur crisis (Chad, may-june 2007). We focused on the memories of the 911 events in New York (september 2007), we then flew to Tuvalu in the South Pacific for our fifth edition on the climatic refugees (december 2007). In march 2008, we travelled to Kirghizstan to witness the soviet nuclear pollution. In june 2008, we went to New-Orleans in Louisiana where we tried to evaluate the situation 3 years after Katrina. Our 8th edition brought us in Lappland to meet the endangered Sami people. In our 9th edition (june 2010) we went to Argentina to speak about the disappeared during the dictatorship (see Global Voice‘s translation). Our last edition took us to Tunis for the first free elections in 2011.
NB : We are a non-profit french organisation. We maintain our activity through sponsorships and partnerships.