Stories about Youth from July, 2008
“Quntar says the child was killed in a crossfire by the sea. I don't believe him and I don't defend him, but neither do I believe the version of the Israeli army; it has always killed children and lied,” writes Lebanese journalist Jihad Al Khazen, on his personal blog Khazen...
The View from Fez provides a weekly news roundup, sharing news of Casablanca's Boulevard des Jeuenes Musiciens as well as the anniversary of King Mohammed VI's accession to the throne.
Today is the African Woman Day and to mark the date a new blog has been launched in Cape Verde: Blog pela Educação [Blog for Education, pt], where a group of bloggers aim to collect and spread information regarding the country's mentality of banning pregnant girls from schools – and...
Martuni or Bust reports on the tradition of agra hadig which celebrates the appearance of a baby's first tooth. A large collection of objects is also placed in front of the child, and whichever one he or she chooses is said to determine their later profession.
Israeli troops shot and killed 12-year-old Ahmed Ussam Yousef Mousa during a peaceful protest against the barrier being erected in Nilin. Up to 18 others were injured by rubber bullets during the protest. Ahmed was the only person hit by a live bullet. Jillian York sums up blog reactions in this post.
LJ user dragspapa reports (RUS) about a proposal that young people should be able to do construction work as an alternative to military service.
After a young Rastafari man died during a suspicious encounter with Barbados police, Rastafari activists and other Barbadian bloggers used online resources to ask hard questions and campaign for justice.
In celebration of His Majesty the Sultan’s 62nd Birthday, a skateboard competition was held in Brunei. Shimworld posts some pictures of the event.
One man bandwidth posts some Sichuan earthquake survivors’ stories collected by volunteer teachers.
LimbicNutrition Weblog was liveblogging the rioting in Belgrade.
Balkan File writes about the pro-Karadzic rally in Belgrade and reports that the city's center “now looks a complete mess.”
Hungarian Spectrum writes about Hungary's system of higher education.
LJ user makov_mak recounts (RUS) an improvised survey on the level of patriotism among pro-Putin youth, with some peculiar twists to it.
In a series of posts tackling sexual harassment in Egypt, Marwa Rakha sheds light on a male Egyptian blogger's interpretation of what is really happening on the ground. "The Sex Files," by blogger Wael Nawara presents a rather interesting perspective on sexual harassment in Egypt.
Armenia: Higher Education & Sciences comments on a recent article published by the BBC on Iranian students studying in the country.
Unfashionably Late recently visited Armenia and posts an extended entry on the local music scene. The post is accompanied by music videos and analysis.
A Filipino politician reveals his monthly salary to belie popular perception that politicians are earning big.
Journalist Cristian Cambronero from popular Costa Rican blog Fusil de Chispas posts a recount of Sunday's Concert where youth rioted and destroyed the campus of the Universidad Latina in the capital city of San José. It seems that when around 3000 of them were not allowed entrance to the free concert venue where already 5000 spectators were waiting for the concert some of the irate teens destroyed the university buildings, storefronts,dismantled cars, damaged the church in the vicinity, looted, threw chairs, rocks and bricks everywhere.
Kristina Rosinski, a volunteer at the Undugu Society of Kenya (USK), describes a blogging workshop in which she taught poor and marginalized youth how to blog and post photographs. She links to the blogs and Flickr photostreams of all 17 participants in the workshop.
Elena discusses the results of a two-month research project entitled “Modernization of Islamic Education Institutions in Kyrgyzstan”.
Oleg Klimov posts photos – here and here – from Nashi‘s Seliger summer camp. (Text in Russian.)