Protests Armenia 2018: YouTube Videos

Velvet Revolution 2018

Version 1.0, published: May 6, 2021

Open Access

Anastasia Stoll

Main category: Protests
Additional categories: Miscellaneous
Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen (2021): Protests Armenia 2018: YouTube Videos, v. 1.0, Discuss Data, <doi:10.48320/CB1F2D84-C2D0-4A6C-BB26-EE7D8E55C7F8>.


The collection “Protests Armenia 2018” contains 219 videos (mp4) on protests in April 2018 (mainly Yerevan area) also known as the Velvet Revolution of 2018. We have downloaded all data in February to April 2019 and made screenshots (pdf) of websites so that the discussion and comments on the single video posts can be followed. All data is processed in an MS Excel database with metadata.
We collect all videos that are 1) event related AND show actions of this event, 2) downloadable, 3) we can find with our search words during a particular period. We strictly aim at a systematic and objective selection and organized storage of protest-related videos. Therefore, we have systematically collected videos on protest. We identify particular event-related search words after intense research on the event. According to the snowball principle, we then start the collection of videos with the help of these search words and try to download as much relevant content as possible. However, we cannot guarantee the completeness of protest videos on the particular event. We search the videos and include them into the collection until a particular degree of saturation has been reached. Due to copyright restrictions, we are only allowed to give access to the database of the collected video files including the hyperlinks with its metadata and not to the videos themselves.
The videos have been posted mainly by the participants of the events. Therefore, the material is only an extract and biased by the perspective of the single creator.
The collection is part of a larger and ongoing collection of videos on protest events in the post-Soviet region.
Additional information on important hashtags for research can be provided.




Protest Armenia Yerevan Velvet Revolution Civil Disobedience

Language of data

Armenian English Russian


Comparative Politics Political Science

Methods of data collection

Keyword Search Snow Ball Search Systematic Collection Of Videos

Methods of data analysis

Raw Data Raw Data For Analysis