Stories about Youth from July, 2010
Lebanon: Felesteen 2.0
Felesteen 2.0 is setting up a series of new blogs as part of their social media project. The new bloggers are residents of the Shatila camp, ranging from 14 – 22 years of age with diverse educational backgrounds.
The OneVietnam.org social network was launched this month to connect Vietnamese expats and young migrants to the culture and history of Vietnam.
Malaysia: The Kuala Lumpur Zine Fest 2010
Sketch your Brain writes about the Kuala Lumpur Zine Fest 2010.
Russia: Online Cartoon Character – Mr. Freeman – Deconstructs Reality, Mocks Netizens
Gregory Asmolov writes about Mr. Freeman, a sarcastic, gloomy and enigmatic online cartoon character, who has made millions of young Russians think about the way they live their lives.
Bangladesh: One Child to Rebuild a School
All it took was one child to talk about his destroyed school in front of a camera: through the following months, thanks to Shawn Ahmed of the Uncultured Project and Nerdfighters, the world rallied through YouTube and raised enough money to rebuild the school.
Bangladesh: The Quality Of English In Bangla Medium Education
Aminul Islam Sajib explains why he had to write a letter in English memorized from the book instead of writing creatively during his school examination.
China: Karate Kid movie censored
In the latest Karate Kid movie, does Will Smith's kid kick Chinese butt or is he actually the one getting bullied? That depends where you watch it, writes the Shandongxifu blogger.
Simon Shuster writes for The Huffington Post about a summer camp for Russia's “group-think generation.”
Indonesia’s fashion bloggers
The top bloggers in Indonesia are fashion and lifestyle bloggers who are mostly young ladies. Who are they and why are they popular?
Bahamas: Race & History
“If…young Bahamians imagine that they can take their twenty-first century notions of black and white and translate them into what they may one day read about the history of this nation, they will never fully understand their country and its rich and difficult past”: Nicolette Bethel explains the significance of...
Jamaica: Living Vicariously
Annie Paul wasn't at this year's Reggae Sumfest, but thanks to Twitter, she's able to share all the details, here and here.
Ecuador: Youth in Ambato Get Their Own Venue for Art, Culture and Education
Close to the celebration of International Youth Day, Ecuadorian youth from Ambato are happy they can express their own thoughts in a space of tolerance and mutual respect, after three long years of hard work, writes Gabo of Ambato Loco [es]. With the creation of a “Casa de la Juventud” (House of/for...
South Korea: Addiction Mutates and Permeates Korean Society
A revolting incident caused by the internet addiction has recently shocked South Korea, and the government and non-profit organizations are rushing for solutions. Korean bloggers share their analysis on the uphill battle against addiction. Last week, a couple who starved their baby to death were sentenced to a year and...
Azerbaijan: Youth activism and social media
Ali Resh uses online video tools to interview Baku-based Ruslan Asadov, along with now imprisoned video blogger Adnan Hajizade also a co-founder and member of the OL! Azerbaijani youth movement, live from Tbilisi, Georgia. Resh and Asadov speak about the use of new and social media in youth activism in...
Pakistan: Girls Harassed on Cell Phones
Mohammad Yusha at Chowrangi talks about a new menace in Pakistan – girls are being harassed on cell phones and an website listed cellphone numbers of some girls to aid that.
Egypt: Liberals mourn the death of Dr. Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid
Dr. Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid, a prominent Egyptian scholar once accused of apostasy for his contemporary interpretation of Islam, has died on July 5, 2010. He was 66. Officials at the Cairo hospital where Abu Zeid had been receiving treatment for the past two weeks said he died Monday from a brain infection. Liberal Egyptian bloggers mourn his death.
Maldives: Typical Maldivians!
Maldivian teen blogger Shaha at DiaryGirl blog takes a hilarious look at the traits of typical Maldivians.
South Korea: Halting Corporal Punishment In Schools Met With Opposition
South Korean society is buzzing with the old issue of corporal punishment in schools, as an elementary teacher beating his students got leaked into public. A controversy was ignited as the Seoul Education Office ordered a halt on any physical punishment from every school.
Azerbaijan: Amnesty International campaign for convicted bloggers
Having already recently marked the first anniversary of their initial detention, Amnesty International urges supporters worldwide to lobby the government in Azerbaijan to ensure that imprisoned video blogging youth activists Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli receive a fair appeal hearing in the coming months.
Morocco: A Young Blogger Greets the World
Salma started blogging at the age of six to keep in touch with friends and family. Under the supervision of her parents, this young Moroccan blogger likes writing short stories and sharing her daily encounters at school with the rest of the world.
Trinidad & Tobago: Colourful
“The rich and various colours of our people are one of the things I like about this place. We are not homogenous”: Lisa Allen-Agostini is colour conscious.