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· May, 2006

Stories about Education from May, 2006

Iran: Student Leaders in Jail

According to Daneshe Sorkh, Abede Tavancheh and Yashar Ghajar, two student leaders were arrested after demonstration in universities in Tehran. The blogger has published their photos on his/her blog and ask for their freedom.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Condoms in schools?

  30 May 2006

Twenty per cent of live births in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are to teenage mothers. So why, asks Abeni, is the minister of education “vehemently opposing the idea of condoms being distributed in schools. At least it deserves some thought rather than a blanket refusal.”

India: Media and the bias

  29 May 2006

Just how balanced is the media when it comes to reporting on some issues? Abi discusses how a new channel appears to ignore one set of demonstrations while highlighting the other.

Jordan: Unemployment

The percentage of educated individuals is continuously increasing and the number of schools and universities is on the rise as well; this is one of the successful trades and business models in Jordan and despite that the education fees are exploding every year; more students are enrolling and more graduates...

Echoes from the Tunisian blogosphere

The Tunisian blogosphere has been buzzing as usual with a bunch of different topics, ranging from the serious to the light, and the following is a snapshot of some of the interesting topics discussed these past 2 weeks. We start off with Zizou who writes about how he thinks an...

What do Bloggers say about Rural India?

  28 May 2006

While reading different blogs, I have often read that in India blogging reflects a very middle class mindset. So, I thought even if it is true what do Indian blogs say about the issues that are not typically middle class or about urban India. Dilip at Death Ends Fun in...

Russia: Ethnic Uzbek in Moscow

Moscow-based LJ user gr_s (Grigoriy Sapov) hitched a cab and ended up having a conversation with the driver, an ethnic Uzbek (RUS): An Uzbek Driver Yesterday. The driver is elderly, respectable, speaks without an accent: *** The conversation began when we were getting out to the embankment through Neopalimovskie Lanes....

Public Schools students coordinate Strike by fotoblogs

  26 May 2006

More than 40,000 public school students (and now some private (ES) as well) have participated in mobilizations all over Chile in the last weeks. They are asking for free public transportation, free entrance exams, a revision of full time school classes, and the detraction of the Organic Law of Education....

Arabisc: Arabic Bloggers Ken

From Egypt… Malek who was scheduled to be free few days ago is now officially free. He just made his first post, titled: Free Morning. Malek writes: الحمدلله تم الافراج عني اليوم في حوالي الساعه الرابعه والنصف من قسم ترحيلات الخليفه لحد دلؤتي مقريتش حاجه اتكتبت عني بس بجد شكرا...

Philippines: Ethical Question

  26 May 2006

Blogging Bugs has stopped asking students studying accounting a particular ethical question because she fears the answer might be something she may not want to hear.

Trinidad and Tobago: Government not promoting local technology

  26 May 2006

“The one thing that is being wasted in this country more than money is the minds of our young people,” argues aka_lol of Trinidad and Tobago's Initiative Against Crime. “There has never been a government in our history who promoted local technology beyond their lips…. This country will continue to...

Iran: Riots in Tehran University

Shahram Kholdi reports about riots in Tehran University. He says riots at Tehran University were in response to the forced resignation of five Professors who resigned under the pressure of the university officials. According to this blogger about 800 to 1000 students are conducting a sit-in in front of the...

Japan: Korean terrorists interested

  23 May 2006

I am the Japanese rightist blogger yellowpeep continues her series of posts this month exposing religious and right-wing terrorist groups in Japan with a story that shows the various roles Koreans expats play in the organizations and violence.

Malaysia: Tution Classes

  23 May 2006

Nik Nazmi takes on the Malaysian obsession with tutions – the extra classes that students attend to get better scores in exams. “The reason the tuition culture is so much part of our society is easy to comprehend: our exam oriented system and the lackluster pay of being a teacher...

Haitian Diaspora: Franco-Haitian Solidarity Meeting

  23 May 2006

CollectifHaitideProvence announces (Fr) they received an invitation by Collectif Haitien de France [Haitian Collective of France] to participate in a series of meetings taking place June 3 and 4. The main themes of the meetings will be humanitarian solidarity and education, development, the problems of Haitian migrants in France, and...

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