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· March, 2008

Stories about Youth from March, 2008

Trinidad & Tobago: A Woman Scorned

“WOMAN's son is murdered by her husband and the first thing that springs to the Trinbagonian mind is that she must have been horning him”: Trinidad and Tobago's latest murder/suicide...

Taiwan: Counter Culture

Blog worker wrote a letter to gutsy youths who vote to use counter culture spirit for changes in Taiwan [zh].

Armenia: The Little Prince

The Armenian Patchwork posts photographs of preparations and a performance of The Little Prince in the Armenian capital, Yerevan. The blog seems impressed with the organization of the play for...

Lebanon: Facebook Suicide

SLH shares this letter that he sent to his “facebook friends” explaining the reasons behind his decision to leave Facebook forever and to “rejoin real world interaction”.

Belarus: Freedom Day Protest

On Tuesday, March 25, police broke up an opposition rally in the capital of Belarus, beating protesters with truncheons and detaining dozens of people. Veronica Khokhlova translates two bloggers' first-hand...

Bahrain: Blogger in Jail for Four Months

Bahraini blogger and human rights activist Abdulla Mohsen (Ar) has been behind bars for more than four months, according to Nido, who calls upon bloggers and online activists to show...

China: Responses to the Dalai Lama's appeal

As Lhasa has supposedly quieted down, the anti-CNN.com crowd has gone off the deep end, that might be worth exploring more. The death threats they've been making towards Western media...

Chile: Presidential Candidate Set to Back Children's Computer Campaign

Marcelo Trivelli, a pre-candidate for the Chilean presidency, has promised to promote the objectives of the campaign “One Computer Per Child,” [es] writes Luis Ramirez and will appear on TV...

Czech Republic: Football Hooligans

The Czech Daily Word writes about football hooligans in Prague.

Russia: Xenophobia in Moscow

Moscow Through Brown Eyes posts a short update on hate crime in Moscow; Window on Eurasia writes about a graffiti campaign launched by the Movement Against Illegal Immigration (DPNI) in...

Puerto Rico: Earth Hour

“The aim of the campaign is to express that individual action on a mass scale can help change our planet for the better. Furthermore, it cements the connection between energy...

Burkina Faso: Home of black bags, baobabs and cute kids?

This roundup will begin with some old business. From Stephen Davis of Voice in the Desert: His book Sophie and the Albino Camel is up for the Norfolk Shorts shortlist...

Kazakhstan: “Alash”, a new magazine for young patriots

Askhat reports that the Kazakhstani youth movement “Bolashak” is to create their own magazine and newspaper to cover the problems of students and resist the growth of violence and skinheads’...

China: Vlogger helped Child Labor back to School

Xu Alun, a vlogger hammering away at a point that "truth is power", exposed a moving story of three child coal haulers in Biji, a small city in the south...

Russia: Russians/Americans “are NOT stupid”

Finally, a Russian answer (RUS) to the famous/infamous “Americans are NOT stupid” video (via LJ user maliar, RUS).

Russia: Blogging Kozlovsky

Grigory Pasko, over at Robert Amsterdam's blog, writes about the newest ordeal of Oborona leader Oleg Kozlovsky. Kozlovsky (LJ user welgar) reprints the text on his new English-language blog. Also,...

South Africa: We'll argue with our parents and play video games!

Earlier this week, President Thabo Mbeki proposed that an oath be recited by school children every day in a nation-building effort. Breaking News says that the Opposition Democratic Alliance Leader,...

Taiwan: Game Competition Video

I'm Vlog has a video spoofing the election advertisement for promoting an online game: “Let's change the future!”

Maldives: Youth and Drugs

Power to the People from Maldives asks why youth in the country turns to drugs, and an interesting discussion follows in the comments space.

Lebanon: Desperate People

“This country is a factory that produces and exports desperate people,” says Tantalus about Lebanon.

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