Stories about Youth from November, 2007
Armenia: Rock ‘n Roll Rebels
The Armenian Patchwork posts photographs from the last gig by Armenia's most popular rock band, Bambir. Now with a new drummer, Anush quotes the band's guitarist as saying their new set contains songs which are a reaction against society and nationalism.
Czech Republic: Discussion of Actress’ Son's Death Banned
When a Czech actress’ infant son died, a number of Czech newspapers closed down discussions of this story on their sites, a step the Czech Daily Word disapproves of: “Being offensive is not illegal.”
Belarus: Rock Music and the Regime
Lukashenko's regime makes Belarusian “half-prohibited” rock musicians an offer they can't refuse; TOL's Belarus writes about Belarusian bloggers’ reactions.
Bahrain: Light Sentence for Pedophile
Umm Naief from Bahrain is enraged at the light sentence a pedophile received – one year for sexually molesting a five-year-old child!
Armenia: Renovated Toilets
Kyle's Journey in Armenia updates its readers on a current Peace Corps project to renovate the bathroom and sewer system in a local school. With substandard facilities at present, the Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) hopes that the renovation will be complete by April.
Poland: Satire and Chastity
The beatroot writes about the recent Spanish royalty cartoon scandal and the Polish google bomber's case – as well as the church's initiative to make “chastity trendy” in Poland.
India: On Mommy Blogs and Privacy
Shallow Thoughts To Profound Insights writes about mommy blogs that probably invade the privacy of children, despite best intentions.
Armenia: Labor Dynamics
Social Science in the Caucasus comments on a World Bank report on labor dynamics in Armenia. The blog of the Caucasus Resource Research Center says that its findings revealing that up to a third of Armenian youth neither work nor study are in line with its own.
Bahamas: Paradise Lost?
Craig Butler at Bahama Pundit likens the current state of the island to John Milton's Paradise Lost.
Japan: Blog Queen takes a break
Gravure idol, talento and blog queen Wakatsuki Chinatsu announced today that she would be taking time off from blogging. The final entry posted today at her official blog attracted thousands of comments from fans offering their support, a few of which are translated here.
Iran:American Soldiers and Children in Iraq
Razeno has published several photos showing American soldiers taking care of children in Iraq. The blogger says Iranian media never show such photos.Razeno adds that war is a very dark story but you can see some human emotions there too.
Russia: Election Through Turkish Eyes
A Turkish perspective on the Russian election – at The Turkish Invasion.
Trinidad & Tobago: Road Rage
“When we repeatedly inflict harm upon each other’s psyches, we must expect the results to be terrible”: Ramblings and Reason blogs about road rage in Trinidad and Tobago.
Paraguay: Ice Cream on a Hot Afternoon
As a child, Muna Annahas of Muna's Blog recalls the ice cream vendor that would visit her neighborhood on those hot Asuncion, Paraguay afternoons.
Iran:Graffiti in Iran
PingMag interviewed A1one, the one who started graffiti in Tehran.You can see several photos of graffitis in Tehran.
African prostitution and human trafficking in Europe
la plume plus posts an article featuring first-hand accounts of human trafficking and the prostitution of African women [Fr] in Europe.
Barbados, St. Vincent: Rhodes Scholar
Barbados Underground pays tribute to young Vincentian Robert Luke Browne, the 2008 Rhodes Scholar for the Eastern Caribbean.
Philippines: Media on Suicide
Philippine Commentary looks at the media-led stampede of “jumping to conclusions” on the suicide by a 12 year old girl.
Japan: Kids these days
What do you do when you've had enough of young girls sitting on the floor of the train, talking on their phone and acting like it's their home, when meanwhile you've had a gruelling day at work and just want to get through? One 35-year-old man in Yokohama decided that he'd had enough and kicked the 17-year-old girl sitting and chatting with friends beside him. Bloggers had mixed opinions about the incident, but the majority seemed to be sympathetic.
Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Film Screening
Trinidad's Studio Film Club will be screening the Haitian film Ghosts of Cite Soleil.
China: Child Labour?
The Opposite End of China criticizes the Congressional Executive Commission on China for putting cotton picking under the child labour section.