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· September, 2009

Stories about Youth from September, 2009

Serbia: The Death of a French Football Fan

  30 September 2009

Brice Taton, a 28-year-old French citizen and a fan of the Toulouse football team, was brutally beaten by fans of the Partizan football team in downtown Belgrade on Sept. 17, before the Partizan vs Toulouse game. He died in a Belgrade hospital on Sept. 29.

Jamaica: Children & Violence

  30 September 2009

As the government signs a UN agreement aimed at protecting children from being recruited by armed forces, Letter From Jamaica wonders: “But what about children at home? Children don't just hide guns for gunmen, increasingly they are the gunmen.”

South Korea: Kids Lack Sleep

  30 September 2009

Korea beat translated a local news report on a survey about Korean kids’ sleeping time, which is the shortest among the 6 surveyed countries.

Taiwan: BoF 2009

  27 September 2009

Started by a group of bloggers in 2005, and then organized by ADCT since 2006, BoF(Birds of a Feather), aka Taiwan Youth Blog Festival, has become the major Web 2.0 event in Taiwan. This year, because of Typhoon Morakot that wreaked havoc in August 2009 in southeren Taiwan, BoF 2009...

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USA: Pilgrimage into the Wild

  23 September 2009

Numerous fans of the best-selling book Into the Wild make the treacherous journey to the exact location in Alaska where its main character died in an abandoned public bus. Thankfully, many live to blog about it too.

Bangkok Twestival

  23 September 2009

Bangkok Twestival organizers happily announced that the event raised more than US$600 for the benefit of two orphanages.

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MENA: Thanks “Khawater” from Japan

  22 September 2009

Television viewers across the Arab world were in for a treat this Ramadan, with the airing of a special programme on Japan. In its fifth season, Khawater (Thoughts) visited Japan, where a young Saudi preacher Ahmed Al Shugairy explained the Japanese success story to Arab and Muslim viewers. Here are some blogger reactions to the one month show.

Puerto Rico: Debate on Censorship

  21 September 2009

The Department of Education of the government of Puerto Rico recently eliminated five books from the eleventh grade curriculum of the public school system. Numerous writers and artists in Puerto Rico publicly voiced their concerns and described the government's action as censorship. The Puerto Rican blogosphere reacts to the controversy.

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China: Beijing students protest against parade rehersals

  21 September 2009

In the upcoming October 1 celebration of the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing will be mobilizing over one hundred thousands secondary and university students for parades. As it is compulsory for students to participate in the prolong parade rehearsal, some are not happy about it. Apple...

Uganda: “We Want Obama” Campaign Launched

  20 September 2009

A campaign called “We Want Obama” is launched in Uganda: “Today, Invisible Children launched a new “We Want Obama” campaign focused on getting President Obama to go on the record committing the United States to take urgent action to end escalating LRA violence in central Africa.”

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