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Stories about Education

In Azerbaijan, bullying in schools is still a problem

Ali Malikov, a high school senior, is boycotting his school after lack of action by the school administration and the Ministry of Education to address bullying and harassment.

#HandsOffOurLibraries: Scholars protest removal of ‘subversive’ books from Philippine universities

"An attack on the library is an attack on the very heart of the University itself."

Publishing house removes section on transgender individuals from Russian translation of teen health book

According to the publisher, Belaya Vorona, making the book available to Russian teenagers was more important that "preserving the deleted information".

Why Salvadoran farmworkers ponder migrating to the United States

"I leave the house for work at around 4 in the morning, and I return around 5 in the afternoon. This is my daily routine six days a week."

Malaysian students share lessons using digital tools to promote indigenous languages

"Students have the opportunity to explore, reflect and scrutinize the functions and roles of indigenous languages in society and to the indigenous communities."

Female foeticide to football in Nepal

Srijana Singh Thakuri of Nepal's national women's football team: "My story is not unique. It is just what happens when girls and women are given a chance, opportunity, and investment."

Flower power: Rapper Trinidad James irritates compatriots with sneaker brand misnomer

The debut of the rapper's new sneaker brand, marked by a plethora of inaccuracies about the country's national flower, was followed up by an apathetic apology with additional blunders.

South Asia mourns Indian feminist icon Kamla Bhasin

Kamla Bhasin, a pioneer of the women’s rights movement in South Asia, died on September 25, 2021 in New Delhi, India. Activists remembered her on social media and mourned her...

Turkish students protest as rent prices skyrocket

In an effort to solve this crisis, a group of students launched the Movement of the Unsheltered, demanding lower housing and rent prices.

COVID-19 pushes Armenian families into poverty

Before Covid-19 struck Armenia, Avetisyan says a steady stream of construction and day labor work kept his family fed and housed. 

Chinese higher education programs attract increasing numbers of students from Kazakhstan

Education abroad and study exchanges have become instruments for the Chinese government to attract foreign students, especially from Kazakhstan. Does studying in China trigger support among Kazakhstani students?

Chinese soft power in Kyrgyzstan grows through culture and language

Still looking to publicize its language and culture in Central Asia, China is using the instrument of Confucius Institutes to strengthen its soft power in Kyrgyzstan

‘You are more than good enough’

"I find I cannot be silent about the expectations, dim and punitive and repressive, we place on our nation's youth."

Kazakhstan news site receives threats after reigniting a child abuse story

Journalists in Kazakhstan are often under pressure for their work. A harrowing about child abuse is now the target of fresh threats against a news outlet.

China's crackdown on business, media and entertainment sectors is packaged as a ‘profound revolution’

China started a heavy-handed clampdown on the private corporate sector from Big Tech companies to property developers near the end of 2020. The crackdown then extended to education, culture and...

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party turns 20

Two decades into AK Party rule, its popularity is dwindling and its ties with western governments have deteriorated significantly as the country is facing an economic and democratic precipice. 

Earth Defenders Toolkit launched to help communities navigate digital tools for defending environmental rights

Launched in July 2021, the toolkit aims to enable grassroots environmental protection communities to find and use the resources most helpful to them without seeding their dependence on external support.

After weeks of hesitancy and soaring COVID numbers, Jamaicans crowd vaccination centres

With the presence of the Delta variant confirmed, soaring rates of new COVID-19 infections, and the availability of the Pfizer vaccine, Jamaicans finally seem ready to get over vaccine hesitancy.

‘I got robbed three times': Fear of crime discourages university enrollment in El Salvador

While the homicide rate decreased, crime, money, and COVID-19 discourage youth to pursue higher education.

How did Chinese propaganda force Hong Kong's largest teachers union to disband?

Besides HKPTU, Chinese state media outlets have also attacked the HK Bar Association, the Law Society of HK, HK Journalists Association, Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions and more.

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