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· August, 2008

Stories about Youth from August, 2008

Egypt: A protest for Turkish TV series Nour

Egyptian Blogger Zeinobia, wrote her reactions regarding the recent news stating that a group of high class Egyptian ladies led a protest all over Marina against the Imam of Marina’s...

Hungary: A First-Grader's Shopping List

Hungarian Spectrum writes about how much it costs to equip a child for the first year at a Hungarian elementary school.

Kazakhstan: Illegitimate childhood

Marat provides some figures on the number of children that have been born outside of wedlock in Kazakhstan in recent years.

Afghanistan: Child Sexual Abuse

Azar Balkhi says that child sexual abuse is becoming a disturbing widespread reality in Afghanistan, where traditionally the victim is the one to take the punishment, not the rapist.

Dubai: Nugget full of Bone

Writing in Dubai Consumer Mirror, moryarti found a bone in a KFC nugget.

Russia: Anti-War Music

LJ user marchenk posts a collection of links (RUS) to videos of various anti-war songs in Russian, French, English, Italian, German, Hebrew, Serbian, Spanish, Polish, Arabic and other languages.

South Korea: Sex Offender Bracelet

Korea Beat translated a local news about the implementation of sex offender bracelets policy: beginning on September 1st the bracelets will be able to report the movements of sex offenders...

Bahrain: Embarrassing Young People

From Bahrain, Lizardo is weary of how young people think. “I really can’t see how our country is going to be developed in the future while i’m seeing how our...

Bulgaria: Institutionalized Children With Disabilities

Maya of Maya's Corner follows up on her earlier posts on Bulgaria's institutionalized disabled children and posts an account by a woman who adopted two Bulgarian Roma children ten years...

Japan and Thailand: Children of the Dark

Roy Berman from Multant frog elaborated his comments on a newly released film “Children of the Dark” which is about how children in Thailand are exploited by developed countries.

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: People Power

“The pictures of the Jamaican track teams facilities haunt me. But what they prove, perhaps is that all the high tech this, that and the other can’t take the place...

Anguilla, Bermuda: Parental Liability

Bermuda considers passing legislation that would make parents liable for the criminal behaviour of their children. Corruption-free Anguilla thinks the idea has merit: “It is what happens or does not...

Brazil: Longer maternity leave causes media outcry

A law that extends paid maternity leave from 120 to 180 days has just been signed by Brazilian President Lula. Private companies will be able to opt out, but the...

Southeast Asia’s Olympic performance

Southeast Asian countries garnered 12 medals in the recently concluded 2008 Beijing Olympics. Indonesia leads the pack with 5 medals: 1 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals.

Breastfeeding in Thailand

absolutelybangkok.com is worried that Thailand has the lowest exclusive breastfeeding rate in Asia and one of the lowest in the world.

Bahrain: Celebrating the Imam Al-Mahdi’s birth

In the middle of the Islamic month of Sha’aban, the month before Ramadan, festivities take place all over Bahrain celebrating the date of Imam Al Mahdi’s birth. The occasion is...

MENA: Refused Gaza Fulbright students speak

A few weeks a group of students from the Gaza Strip who were due to go to the United States on Fulbright scholarships had their visas revoked at the last...

Morocco: Rural Life

Près du puits, in a post entitled “Two Kids, Twelve Cows, and a Swing,” shares the trials, tribulations – and entertainment – of Morocco's rural poor.

Morocco: Changing the Mentality Toward Traffic

A Moroccan About the World Around Him shares an interesting tale of two youth trying to make a difference in the Casablancan mentality toward jaywalking.

Grenada: Thinking About Poverty

Letters from Grenada blogs about everything from education to land use as part of Blog Action Day 2008.

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