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· November, 2006

Stories about Youth from November, 2006

Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil: Sex and Drug Trade

  30 November 2006

“The sexual exploitation of minors in the Triple Frontera – the name given to the trans-border no-man’s land between Ciudad del Este and the border towns of Foz del Iguazú in Brazil and Puerto Iguazú in Argentina – persists thanks to slack border control,” writes Oliver Balch during his visit...

Haiti: Studying at night in Gonaïves

  29 November 2006

From Haiti publishes a photo of students studying in front of the Hotel Heberson, which, according to blogger Baturrico (ES), “is one of the few places in Gonaïves which remain illuminated in the night, while the rest of the city is in darkness as a result of the rationing of...

Guyana: Spare the rod

  28 November 2006

Guyana-Gyal reacts strongly to a newspaper headline stating that the Guyanese Education Ministry backs corporal punishment: “I ain’t anti-discipline. I just am anti-beating a child. I wonder why we can't seek alternative ways to discipline. But the truth is, we so beaten, we don’t even know how to think creatively...

Nepal: Laws to protect children

  28 November 2006

Bahas on why Nepal requires a stronger legal framework to deal with child sexual abuse and violence against children. “police find it difficult to deal with such cases as there is no specific legal provision. However, the recently passed Gender Equality Act has addressed the definition of sexual abuse to...

Iran:Clashes at AmirKabir University

  28 November 2006

According to Azarmehr three students from Amir Kabir university staged a sit in at the university entrance today.They were protesting at the decision to ban them from continuing their education.Campus marshals tried to break up the gathering by physically attacking the 200 students who had formed a human chain to...

Bermuda: Premier hosts students

  27 November 2006

Edward Rance reports on a dinner hosted by the Premier of Bermuda for Bermudian students studying in the UK and the post-dinner Q&A session where the students asked the Premier some difficult questions.

Arabisc: Bahraini Elections, Dying Children and Confusing Freedom!

  27 November 2006

Bahrain held its second Parliamentary elections in its modern history this week, with about 300,000 voters going to the polls. Amongst them was Bahraini blogger Haythoo, who hoped his ‘party’ would emerge victorious. أنا الأن متوجه لتغطية العملية الأنتخابية.. أتمنى أن يحالفنا الحظ و نفوز بأكثرية نيابية.. يجب أن نعمل...

Egypt: Bad Class!

  27 November 2006

What happens when your students are rude, uncouth, and highly uncivilized to their teacher and each other? “The world may be full of bad people, but it's good to know that there will always be good people walking in their midst that have the potential to make it all better,”...

Vietnam: Vietnamese Youth

  26 November 2006

Antidote to Burnout gets treated for his birthday by his young students in Vietnam and reflects on the future of Vietnam.

Myanmar: Graduation Ceremony

  26 November 2006

Dawn describes the unique graduation ceremony in Myanmar. “Myanmar graduation ceremonies are different from western ones. There are two days: rehearsal day and the actual ceremony day. I don't know who started this rule, but for the two days, most wear two different suits. On rehearsal day, we don't need...

Philippines: Boxing Champ Captivates a Nation

  25 November 2006

Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is already one of the most popular icons in the Philippines today. His successive victories in the ring inspired a nation in need of a modern hero. The poor adores Manny, who is also called the ‘nation’s fist.’ Politicians take advantage of Manny’s popularity to win...

Online Life in Singapore

  25 November 2006

Decent broadband Infrastructure and familiarity with online technologies makes Singaporeans avid experimenters of emerging technological trends. It is not uncommon to find Singaporean blogger topping Technorati's listing once every couple of months and Singapore based meetup groups often have more members than the ones from bigger cities. Second Life, the...

China: Videos emerge of clashes between police and students in Jiangxi

  24 November 2006

Hot on the heels of the Chinese government's claim of a 22.1% reduction in “mass incidents” (read “protests”), here's some more video of “mass incidents” from China, in case you missed this portion of John Kennedy's latest Beijing bulletin: Backing up to China late last month, students at one technical...

Bahrain: Three Children Die in Fire

  24 November 2006

Three children have died when a fire engulfed their Manama home, reports Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif. The fire was caused when the children, aged two to five, tried to light a candle because their parents could not afford to pay their electricity bill.

Balkan Blog Roundup: Focus on the Positive

  23 November 2006

The Balkans need reconciliation, confidence and positivism to change and become the winning region of Europe with happier citizens. You can see that in the inspirational words from the Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian blogospheres. Toshiba posts some thoughts of the late Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic during his motivational meetings...

Shock and Tragedy in UCLA, Murder in Iran

  23 November 2006

According to reports in the media, Mostafa Tabatabainejad, a UCLA student, was repeatedly stunned with a taser and then taken into custody after he failed to exit the CLICC Lab at the Powell Library at UCLA in a timely manner. Community Service Officers had asked Tabatabainejad to leave after he...

Sri Lanka: Loss of childhood and the ethnic conflict

  23 November 2006

The ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka has meant the loss of life, opportunity and innocence for many children. Indi.ca has a post on the issue. A heartbreaking photograph by Agron with commentary “This womens 15yr old son was abducted by the LTTE (Libeartion Tigers of Tamil Elam). She was desperately...

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