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· April, 2008

Stories about Youth from April, 2008

Vietnam ends adoption program with U.S.

American couple and bloggers Robert and Lesa went to Vietnam 16 months ago to adopt a girl. Imagine their disappointment as Vietnam ends its adoption program with the United States

Brazil: Orkut vs Facebook

Raquel Recuero [pt] has a long post explaining why Brazilians love Orkut so much that they have paid no attention whatsoever to facebook – at least so far.

Iran: Hunger Strike in Sahand University

According to [Fa]Tabout, several students have gone on hunger strike in Sahand University in Iranian city,Tabriz, for 6 days. 8 students have already been transfered to hospital.They protest against moral...

Iran: Remember Iranian Cheetahs

Iranian Cheetah Association informs [Fa] us that in two days there will be a festival to let people know more about Iranian (Asiatic) Cheetahs.Festival is called “the children of cheetahs’...

Armenia: Torchlight Procession

Life in Armenia posts an account and photographs from last week's torchlight procession held on the eve of the 93rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey. The blog...

Armenia: Art School Online

Kyle’s Journey in Armenia, a Peace Corps Blog, proudly announces the launch of an Internet site for the Koghb Art School. The move is not only part of work to...

Trinidad & Tobago: Roped Off?

Blogging from Trinidad & Tobago, Ramblings and Reason takes a look behind the velvet rope.

Bahamas: Educational Responsibility

“Remember, everyone we can save is one less who will have an opportunity to participate in crime”: Craig Butler at Bahama Pundit says that education is a collective responsibility.

Venezuela: Debates on the New Educational Curriculum

The Venezuelan government's new proposal for the elementary school education system has created a new point of debate in the country. While some say that the previous program needs to...

Touring Libyan Blogs: Pride, Patriotism, Nationalism and Chastity

There obviously is a link between patriotism, nationalism and pride but where do the women figure in this equation? If you are curious, bear with me and let's dissect the...

Ukraine: Chernobyl

Belatedly, a link to Ukrainiana‘s extensive post on the 22nd anniversary of Chernobyl.

Venezuela: Update on the Simpsons Controversy

Luis Carlos Díaz of Periodismo de Paz [es] provides an update on the controversy involving the Simpsons in Venezuela. Turns out that the show will be moved to “supervised” prime...

Lebanon: Cultural Renaissance

“There's a sort of Renaissance taking place in Lebanon – attributed partially to an massive influx of European tourists (and a marked absence of Gulfies) – art, culture, and creativity...

Lebanon: CLuster Bombs

M Bashir from Lebanon draws our attention to the dangers of cluster bombs in his country – which are still claiming lives today.

Jamaica: Been a Long Time Since I Rock n’ Rolled

Too old to rock n’ roll? Jamaican Marlon James can identify.

Armenia: Nationalism & Remembrance

The Armenian Patchwork posts some photographs of the 23 April march to the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan by youth affiliated to the Armenian Revolutionary Federation — Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D)....

Armenia: Politicized Youth Group

Seetizen, the blog of a prominent youth activist in Armenia, criticizes the Sksela youth movement which was founded by other activists close to the campaign team of former president Levon...

Iran:Gender apartheid and sexual harassment

Sahel reports[Fa] that “students in Sahand University in Tabriz,in Iran, protested against “gender aparthied” and cultural and social pressure.” It seems that male and female students can not attend same...

Japan: Suicide Phenomenon

Asiajin blogs a new suicide phenomenon by creating lethal hydrogen sulfide gas in Japan. The method is widely spread in the Internet.

Brasil: Alternative (poetic) justice

Hernani Dimantas, from comunix.org [Pt], cheers [Pt] the decision made by a criminal judge in southern Brazil, to exchange the normal penalty to be applied on 3 young Brazilians, accused...

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