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Stories about Youth

In Turkey, satirical TikTok video leads to arrest and travel ban

The video, titled "Areas where the Turkish passport is used," was intended to be comedic, Instead, it got its young creators in trouble with the authorities.

The rise and fall of Clubhouse in Turkey

After a brief few months of popularity among student protesters and opposition activists, pro-Erdoğan figures have now flooded the app.

These female African content creators are using TikTok for more than just dance videos

These women are showing that TikTok has the potential to become the Twitter of its generation -- a medium for discussion about pertinent issues, in ways that prompt real-life action...

Russian authorities crack down on student journalism outlet over protest explainer video

Supporters of DOXA journal have called the charges against its editors "preposterous" and demanded that "all harassment of students immediately cease."

Jamaica's spate of femicides raises perennial questions about the influence of dancehall music

The uptick in female murders has the prime minister chastising the perceived influence of dancehall music, and fanning the flames of an issue on which Jamaicans remain quite divided.

Myanmar crackdown intensifies as air strikes lead to more killings and displacement

A Myanmar blogger has documented the escalation of violence in Myanmar and the continuing defiance of anti-coup protesters in the second half of March.

Jamaicans agonise, politicians seek solutions after another young woman is killed

News of a young woman's murder comes against the backdrop of record murder rates in Jamaica which, according to one 2020 survey, is the highest in the region.

Latina organizer: The word we need is ‘Thrive’ not ‘Survive’

"I'd love to see a future in which women's leadership is centered, that the idea of leading 'with' and not 'over' becomes the norm and not the exception."

Using tablets, activist gets 900 girls and women educated in rural Afghanistan

"Afghan women are the future of this war-torn country."

How a youth movement is challenging the political old guard in Namibia

Job Amupanda, university teacher and leader of the Affirmative Repositioning movement went from advocating for land reform to being elected as mayor of Namibia's capital city, Windhoek.

In the streets and online, Myanmar's citizens unite in creative opposition to the military junta

"The protests have also been highly inclusive, welcoming people representing a diversity of professions and identities, including people from a range of religious faiths and from the LGBTQ community."

Scenes from Myanmar’s deadliest week as coup enters second month

"They are so determined to see the death of the military dictatorship, there is simply no way their movement can die."

Virtual exhibit commemorates 1971 ‘Diliman Commune’ protests in The Philippines

A virtual exhibit features a student-led uprising at The Philippines' top university 50 years ago that has become a symbol of resistance to dictatorial rule and oppression.

Trinidad & Tobago's problem with gender-based violence

Since the murder of Andrea Bharatt, parliament has passed the Evidence Bill and approved the use of pepper spray for self-defence, but are these measures really addressing the core issue?

Are Istanbul's Boğaziçi University protests an expression of exceptionalism? 

“What would make Erdoğan's life increasingly difficult would be for academia as a whole in Turkey to unify around a single platform and pursue vociferously a rigorous set of demands...

How a social media group is helping to improve railway service in Bangladesh

Some 'fans' are using a Facebook Group to share information, respond to queries, and give suggestions for how to improve the service of the Bangladesh Railway.

Nigerian protesters arrested for resisting reopening of the Lagos Lekki toll gate

The protest came on the heels of the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry's decision to reopen the toll gate— a move perceived as insensitive to victims of the Lekki shootings.

Beijing to drill Hong Kong schoolchildren with national security education

New education guidelines circulated on February 5 require teachers of all levels to teach the criminal offences outlined in Hong Kong's national security law.

In Trinidad & Tobago, where women are under siege, sometimes even words feel futile

'I want an island where we wake up and board taxis with the certainty that we will not be abducted. I would like to live here and not be afraid.'

WATCH: ‘The Milk Tea Alliance'—Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong's unified fight for democracy’

Missed the live-stream of the Global Voices Insights webinar on the "Milk Tea Alliance"? Here's a replay.

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