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· May, 2008

Stories about Youth from May, 2008

Burkina Faso: Level four culture shock

In The United Kingdom a bit more than a week ago, the Office of National Statistics reported that in the past ten years, nearly two million Britons have moved abroad,...

Lebanon: Palestinian Children's Exhibition

Lebanese Rania Masri writes about a photography exhibition by the children Palestinian refugees, living in camps in Lebanon. “500 cameras were placed in the hands of 500 children in all...

China: 4-years Old Earthquake Pictures

Fang Li from mindmeters posted three pictures drawn by 4-years old children who survived from the Sichuan earthquake.

China: Open Letter to Plainclothes Police

Zeng Jingyan wrote an open letter to plainclothes police demanding them not to harass her neighbors and her kids [zh].

Armenia: Last Bell

Kyle's Journey in Armenia, a Peace Corps Blog, reports on the end of the school year in Armenia. The Last Bell is quite an occasion for graduates of 11th form...

Connecting Cambodian bloggers

Clogger Corner attracts Cambodia bloggers, or preferably known as Cloggers.

Bahamas: Education Consequences

Christopher Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com blogs about the consequences of an ineffective education system, saying: “We are reaping that which we have sown.”

Puerto Rico, U.S.A.: Imagine That Conversation

Puerto Rican blogger Liza asks: “Can you imagine having to talk to your kids about the potential assassination of their father?”, adding: “What people don't get is how deep the...

Haiti: In memory of a murdered teenager

La Dous Ki Vyen Pwezi posts in memory of Kareem Gaspard [Fr], a 16 year-old boy who was murdered in Port-au-Prince last Friday. “I've spoken to, smiled at, or shook...

China: After the quake, hoping for aid

From inside and outside China, concerned citizens are helping, and putting their hands out to help the victims of the devastating 7.9 in the Richter scale earthquake that leveled out...

Hong Kong: School Girl Punished for Mean Earthquake Comment

A school girl wrote down her lack of feelings on the Sichuan earthquake in her blog. Netizens found out her identity and she was force to make public apology. Her...

Bahamas: Social Breakdown?

Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit believes that the country's escalating violence, especially among youth, “is not crime. It is impending social breakdown.”

Trinidad and Tobago: Shame

As an eight-year-old girl is found dead in a canefield in Trinidad, Coffeewallah says: “They're killing the children…casually, as though they are no more than sand through our fingers”, while...

Armenia: Youth Activist Beaten

The Armenian Observer reports that a pro-opposition youth activist was yesterday beaten in Yerevan, the Armenian capital. Arsen Kharatyan was called for an interview, but when he arrived at the...

Japan: Mobile Web Access Restriction for Children

Serkan Toto from Asiajin blogs about the Japanese government proposed restriction on mobile web access for children.

China: Sunglasses Gate and Others

ESWN translated an article from my1510.cn on some strange reactions from local government, media and angry youths towards the Sichuan earthquake.

China: Children Protection

Wang Xiaofeng criticized mainstream media practice in interviewing the children earthquake victims as such interviews may have negative impacts on children's psychology [zh].

China: No Corruption in Building Schools

The education ministry has denied corruption in the construction of school buildings in the Sichuan earthquake zone. The comments in Zhaomu's blog showed that no one believed in the official...

Africa: Learning by Ear

A new multimedia distance learning programme for Africa in English, Kiswahili, French, Hausa, Portuguese and Amharic: ‘The Learning by Ear program examines the challenges that young Africans face and engages...

Lebanon: Clashes and Babies

Diana, who lives in Dubai and is expecting a baby in two months, is glad to have returned to Lebanon. She explains: “I cried my eyes out when I saw...

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