Stories about Youth from June, 2010
China: Gamers need not worry over new real name rules
This summer will see the introduction of real name regulations for e-commerce entrepreneurs and online gamers. With a series of past failed attempts in China at implementing similar rules, one blogger looks at the logistics of real name requirements and doesn't expect these new regulations to stick.
Armenia-Azerbaijan: More Conflict Voices
As mentioned in previous posts on Global Voices, new and social media is increasingly playing a role in facilitating communication between Armenians and Azerbaijanis online. Locked into a bitter conflict over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh, there are few other possibilities for connecting other than meeting in third countries.
Chile: Students Arrested After Protesting Against University Reform
A week ago the government of Sebastian Piñera announced a major reform to the higher education system. At the inauguration ceremony of the president of Universidad de Chile (University of Chile) Víctor Pérez, students were arrested while protesting against a reform which they fear will get rid of public higher education.
Dheera Sujan at South Asia Wired highlights the works of an organization named ‘I Hear Foundation’, which is “working with hearing impaired kids and their parents to help diagnose, treat, and then help the children assimilate into a hearing world”.
Martinique, Guadeloupe: French Football Flop now Racial Controversy?
The French national football team has been through some rough times prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but the past three days have stirred up old issues around "Les Bleus". Bloggers follow the play.
South Korea: Teen beaten to death for ‘gossip’
Matt from Gusts of Popular Feeling blogs about school bullying, which recently caused the death of a 15 year-old girl.
Sri Lanka: A Letter to A Child
Prageeth Thoradeniya at MindWind writes a letter to a child explaining his experience as a child.
Japan: A day at an elementary school
Ploychompu Srisa-an, a student at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, spent a day teaching at a Japanese elementary school as part of an exchange program. She created an in-depth video of her experience.
Guadeloupe: Our first soldier killed in Afghanistan
Blogger Gwakafwika expresses [Fr Creole] his sadness with the death of a 27-year-old Guadeloupean native soldier serving in the French Army, in Afghanistan last week.
South Korea: A Generational Tug-of-War Over Subway Seats
In South Korea, a generational tug-of-war is surfacing daily over a subway seat. Physical or verbal hassles over the seat have been reported online and new posts complaining of elderly people's blatantly inappropriate behaviour on the subway are mushrooming over the internet.
India: Groundbreaking Verdict On Maternal Mortality
Chhaya Path informs about two groundbreaking court cases on maternal mortality which will have immense health policy implications in India.
Puerto Rico: Strike Over
“Thousands of students at the University of Puerto Rico who went on strike two months ago to oppose severe budget cuts declared a historic victory after reaching an agreement with administrators”: Repeating Islands has the details.
India: Surat Science Centre
Rajesh Jain visited the Surat Science Center and opines that every Indian city should have one such science center.
Argentina: Children of the Dictatorship speak out in Interactive French Documentary
The Blogtrotters are a collaborative video blog from France who in their 9th project are travelling to Argentina to make Hijos, a collective documentary on the missing children of the dictatorship, trying to trace back their origins to their disappeared parents.
Lithuania-Russia: Swastikas on Baltic products
Alan Hendrixson of With a Grain of Druska draws attention to Lithuanian dairy products being labelled with swastikas in Russia, according to his translation of a Delfi.lt article.
Jamaica: Thanks, Dad
In honour of Father's Day this Sunday, Irie Diva is “taking a small moment to say thanks dad, good fathers are few and far in between and I am blessed to have you in my life…”
Mexico: 10,000 Orphans
10,000 children have become orphans in Mexico as a result of organized crime in the last year. The blog Vivir México [es] reports on an initiative called “Programa Oportunidades” (Program Opportunities), which seeks to, “provide education and health as well as ‘protection from violence, exploitation, trade, unlawful jobs, and provide...
Bhutan: Breast Envy
Bhutanese blogger Passu feels that if he only could breastfeed his newborn daughter, he would feel like a complete father.
Trinidad & Tobago: In Through the Out Door
Outlish is a new online magazine targeted at young adult Trinbagonians. It showcases people who are going after their dreams and features fresh perspectives on issues that readers obviously relate to, because its popularity is soaring. We find out what makes Outlish the newest "in" thing by talking with its founder and Editor-in-Chief, Karel Mc Intosh...
Bangladesh: That Facebook Girl
Aminul Islam Sajib was supposed to meet a girl he befriended at Facebook on his birthday. But the Bangladesh government slapped a Facebook ban. Read what happened next.
Armenia-Azerbaijan: Conflict Voices
In the 16 years since a ceasefire agreement put the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh on hold, successive attempts to broker a final peace have faltered. Could blogs and other online tools now offer alternative voices the opportunity to have their opinions on the conflict heard?