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· October, 2007

Stories about Youth from October, 2007

Ukraine, Belarus: Helping Chernobyl Children

In a comment to MoldovAnn‘s recent post about Chernobyl aid organizations, executive director of one such charity mentions new approaches to rehabilitation of children affected by the 1986 catastrophe. The...

Ukraine: “Strokes Against Hopelessness”

Scenes from the Sidewalk posts some pictures and writes about a charity tennis tournament that took place in Kyiv last weekend.

East Timor: Miracle

TimorSunshine thinks every child born in East Timor is a miracle.

Jamaica: A Case for Justice?

“Coming from where I come from, I know a thing or two about injustice”: Jamaican Marlon James weighs in on the case of the Memphis Three.

India: Child Labour

Atanu Dey raises some questions about banning child labour, especially relevant in the context of recent media reports about GAP sourcing its clothes from vendors who use child labour.

Korea: School Field Trips and Income Gap

School excursions are memorable experiences. Being in unfamiliar circumstances and spending several nights with friends give the chance to build stronger friendships and to better understand teachers and other friends....

Poland: Roman Giertych's Out of Politics

The beatroot is wondering who he is going to “write about for the next two years,” now that Roman Giertych has been forced out of politics, along with his party,...

Peru: Help for a Sick Nephew

Tan sólo unas burbujas [ES] asks blog readers for help and asks for doctor recommendations to help her very sick nephew in Lima, Peru.

Georgia: Homophobia

British journalist Matthew Collin writes in a new blog from Georgia about two recent scandals which illustrate to what extent homophobia has taken hold in what is otherwise still considered...

Kazakhstan: Helping the Children

KZBlog tells about a seemingly international campaign to sew blankets for the Kazakhstani kids, noting that “it's all to cute”, while the Kazakh government launches series of competitions for the...

Guatemala: Adoption Fees for Couples

Blog de mi Guatemala [ES] comes across a website for the organization Guatemala Miracles, where the agency charges $25,000 and up for honorariums to help couple adopt a child from...

Egypt: Iraqi Prostitutes in Syria

Egyptian blogger Hatshepsut links to an article which discusses the plight of Iraqi refugee women in Syria, who have turned to prostitution to support their families and children.

Turkey: Turkish Army Drive

Amerikan Turk discusses a new interest among people to enlist in the Turkish army.

Bahamas: Road Rage

Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit indulges in “a little road rage”.

Trinidad and Tobago: Youth and Politics

Ramblings and Reason refers to a controversial song called called Trinidad and Tobago Sucks to illustrate the sentiment of “a certain segment of the under-thirty population who have educated themselves...

Jamaica, Grenada: Accidental Death?

The Life and Times of Michmac is disturbed about the conditions surrounding a vehicular accident in Grenada that claimed the life of a mother of one.

Korea: Kissing in Public Places

Kissing in public places can turn into a major issue and generate arguments. An adult is being tried in court for beating teenagers who were kissing at a metro station....

China: Heavy schooling fees and migrant workers

Yuan Guiren, Chinese Vice Education Minister, emphasized the equal education rights for the migrant workers’ children at the CPC press conference last Saturday. However, the tough reality makes some migrant...

Ecuador: Teenage Podcaster

Cobertura Digital [ES] and the Blog de Palulo [ES] write about the 16-year-old Ecuadoran podcaster that appeared in the El Comercio newspaper.

Iran:Iranian lovers in trouble in 8 photos

Husband shows in 8 photos how two Iranian lovers were controled by a security agent and got into trouble.The agent checked their identity cards and found out they are not...

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