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· April, 2006

Stories about Youth from April, 2006

East Timor: Update from the streets

  29 April 2006

Things have quietened down in Dili, the East Timor capital. Blogger at Dili-gence drives around the streets of central Dili to look at the damage. A largely peaceful protest by sacked soldiers turned violent on Friday when gangs of unemployed youths joined in started looting.

Armenia: Prkutyun

  28 April 2006

Zarchka writes about visiting an exhibition of the Prkutyun NGO, an organization that provides services to disabled children. Onnik Krikorian went as well and has his own post as well.

Pulse of the Saudi Blogosphere

Football and ice hockey, hijab and fatwas, bloggers meetups, and much much more from the Saudi blogosphere this week. Let's go… Starting with Swalfy, who did not seem so surprised that Riyadh Gitex, which supposed to be the biggest IT exhibition in Saudi Arabia does not has a website. He...

Little East Timorese girl's heart operation a success

  28 April 2006

Meandarings has a post on Maria Soares, the little East Timorese girl who was operated on to repair a hole in her heart. Doctors at Sydney Children's hospital volunteered to perform the operation after they read about her on an Australian newspaper.

Taiwan: Punks still DIYing

  27 April 2006

Sack Be Jim at gotmahmojo finds DIY punk ethic, graffiti and a seldom-seen side of Taiwanese society while visiting a collective of artists squatting in an abandoned building in the island's capitol: “I was really excited to see something positive and creative going on in the city, since its been...

Africa: Malaria Day

  27 April 2006

Adventures of a Retired Armchair Traveller reminds us that last Tuesday 25th of April was Malaria Day….An estimated 1 million children below the age of 5 die from malaria every year.

Polish Blogosphere Update

  27 April 2006

Ever wonder what a day in the life of someone living in Poland would look like condensed into a 10-minute video? Neither did I until I came to Poland. The Blog from Poland set up a webcam from a Warsaw city window. Can you spot the shiny, yellow and red...

Martinique: Parental Rant

  26 April 2006

Bien Vu wonders (FR) why his/her teen-aged son is being taught History in French class. “Martinique doesn't do anything like anyone else [in the French school system],” says the blogger “unless this is our very own national curriculum.”

Armenia: Talks Break Down

  26 April 2006

Onnik Krikorian reports that talks have broken down between Indian students and the Yerevan State Medical University and notes that a blog has been set up for students to write about the university.

China: Kidnapping impacts family

  26 April 2006

Beijing or Bust blogger Wu Hao—now considered by Reporters Without Borders to have been kidnapped by the Chinese state—has in these two months of illegal detention missed not only his own birthday party but that of his father's as well [zh].

Belarus: Alternative Student Resource

  25 April 2006

Iryna of TOL's Belarus Blog writes about a Belarusian-language alternative online student resource – www.studenty.by: “More than 10,000 people visited the web-site when the first cartoon about Vasilek, a freshmen university student who came to Miensk from a small village, was posted a couple of months ago (you can see...

Image from Haiti: Sell Art, Support a School

  25 April 2006

La Bonne Recolte by J.B. Chery. Image courtesy AyitiCherieConnexion AyitiCherieConnexion posts a slideshow of Haitian paintings and writes (FR): While surfing the web the other day I discovered a not-for-profit project from New York which uses Haitian art to fund a school in Haiti. I'm talking about the Vassar Haiti...

Czech Republic: Unie Svobody and the June Election

  24 April 2006

Douglas Arellanes writes about the unlikely “first moves in the relaunch of the Unie Svobody (Freedom Union), the right of center party that is still in the governing coalition along with the Social Democrats and the Christian Democrats”: their posters, their slogans and their site, as well as potential problems...

Armenia: Indian Student Protests

  24 April 2006

LoonyMoony, Nessuna, and Onnik Krikorian all have updates on the Indian student protests in Armenia at Oneworld Multimedia. Nanyaar, an Indian student in Armenia, also has an update at his blog, The Instant Me.

Haitian Blogger Yon Ayisyen: “I'm No Revolutionary Hero”

  24 April 2006

Yon Ayisien (whose name means “A Haitian”) blogs at Ayisyen Sa Nap Regle? (“What's Up Haitians? ” in Creole) and might as well be renamed HaitiPundit. He is the only Haiti-based Haitian blogger who blogs about politics and his blogging wit and vision is surprising for a 25 year-old. Though...

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