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· September, 2010

Stories about Youth from September, 2010

Brunei's “national twitter account”

Meet @BruneiTweet, probably Brunei's most famous twitter user who blogs about the lives of ordinary young Bruneians. GV interviewed him about his online projects and other advocacies.

Trinidad & Tobago: Accepting Difference

Globewriter, on learning of the suicide of a gay teen as a result of bullying, says: “I have heard from some here in the Caribbean that homophobia is part of...

Iraq: The Little Boy Who Could Not See

Iraqi Layla Anwar writes about the “little boy who couldn't see.”

Nigeria: On Kidnapping of Children

On kidnapping of children in Nigeria: “But even worse than that sad reality is that Nigeria is increasingly becoming a kidnapping capital. Nowhere else is this madness exemplified than in...

Morocco: “Why Belle is a Peace Corps Volunteer”

A blog meme is making the rounds amongst female Peace Corps Volunteers in Morocco; though neither of the bloggers who posted the meme disclosed its origins, both women say that...

Jamaica: Back to Court for Banton

Jamaican bloggers - nay, regional bloggers - have been following dancehall music icon Buju Banton's drug possession court case with great interest. Yesterday, news broke that the jury was evenly...

Azerbaijan: Obama calls for bloggers’ release

Dönməzlik blog [AZ] says that it was surprised to discover that US President Barack Obama raised the issue of Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli, two video blogging youth activists imprisoned...

Zimbabwe: Child Sues for $1.6 Million

Reaction to an article about a tortured child in Zimbabwe who has sued for $ 1. 6 million.’ The child was incarcerated in prison where he suffered beatings from the...

The Invisible Border Between Ecuador and Colombia

The Colombia-Ecuador border is once again a contentious issue. Both countries have a border of 586 km and with it a long history of conflict, mutual accusations and reports of...

Historian and blogger Ivonne Acosta comments in Sin mordazas [ES] on the Department of Education's prohibition of chess in public schools in Puerto Rico, and the immediate denial of the...

Barbados: Vigilante Victim Charged

The Bajan Reporter has an update on the incident in which an alleged pedophile was the recipient of vigilante justice, saying that the man “has been charged with rape of...

Morocco: Brutal Death in Police Station

Blogger and activist Najib Chaouki creates a Facebook group to denounce police brutality in his country [Ar] following the death of a young Moroccan in a police station, the blogger...

El Salvador: Is the Anti-Gang Law the Right Solution?

Hunnapuh [es] writes about the Anti-Gang law, saying that it has been presented to the public as a magical solution for crime and violence. But this blogger things that the...

Azerbaijan: Bloqosfer 2010

Bloqosfer 2010, an event bloggers in Azerbaijan had been looking forward to for about two months, was held on 10-12 September in the resort town of Nabran. Over 100 established...

Venezuela: Web Videos Encouraging Citizens to Vote

Venezuelans will be voting on September 26th to renew the whole body of the National Assembly, the unicameral legislative body which substituted the Congress, and online, dozens of people are...

India: An Inspiring Train Journey

“Tata Jagriti Yatra is an annual train journey that that takes 400 of India’s highly motivated youth (with some participation of international students) on an 18-day national train-journey, introducing them...

Haiti: Rock On

Blogging for Inside Disaster, Emmanuel Midi profiles a young entrepreneur who continues to produce his “rock art”, even in the aftermath of the earthquake.

Haiti: Women's Reality

“While the government and the international community work on a reconstruction plan, many feel that the immediate problems facing Haitian women have slipped under the radar – even though they...

Cambodia: Controversial mobile phone ad

An advertisement of a major Cambodian mobile phone service provider is being criticized by many netizens for promoting bad internet behavior among the youth. Bloggers are pushing for the removal...

India: The Greed For A Baby Boy

AmreekanDesi shares a bizarre news where a mother's claim on a baby boy born within a few minutes of the delivery of her baby girl was turned down after DNA...

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