Everyday on the CitizenTube channel (and @CitizenTube on Twitter), along with our curation partners @storyful, we look at how the top news stories are covered on YouTube. Each week we post a weekly recap of the top news stories of the week, as seen through the lens of both citizen-reported footage and professional news coverage.
- We watched the situation in Syria deteriorate into almost relentless violence as military forces laid siege to neighborhoods in Homs.
- We witnessed unrest in the Maldives as President Mohamed Nasheed resigned, handing over power to vice president Mohammed Waheed Hassan Manik.
- We monitored the harsh weather in the United States, as cities like Denver suffered record snowfall.
- We saw the New York Giants win their fourth Super Bowl, and the resulting celebrations in New York City.
- We followed the GOP candidates continue their toil on the US campaign trail as Rick Santorum pulled off the hat-trick of Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri.
- We were saddened as scores were killed or injured after a powerful earthquake rocked the Philippines.
- We viewed pro & anti-Putin protesters brave the cold in Moscow to voice their opinion of Russia's polemical Prime Minister.
- We observed public anger in Greece despite officials announcing that coalition partners had reached a bailout deal.
Come back next week to see the news unfold on YouTube.
Posted by Olivia Ma, YouTube News and Politics Manager, recently watched "War Torn: An Iraq Veteran's Story."