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· February, 2011

Stories about Youth from February, 2011

Trinidad & Tobago: The Death Penalty

“Faced with a major problem with serious crime in Trinidad & Tobago, the current government is ( rather predictably) pushing for the reimplementation of the death penalty”: Globewriter is heartened...

Jamaica: Nothing for the Youth?

“We too busy having dramatic, Days-of-our-lives type enquiries to stop for a minute and realise that this year, more than any other year to date, is all about us. It's...

Argentina: Hackathons and Budget Transparency in Bahía Blanca

As we have witnessed in the last month, there are moments in civic life that drive citizens to change and challenge institutions, to create solutions and to express their concerns...

Azerbaijan: Great People's Day

Activists in Azerbaijan have opened a Facebook page, 11 March – Great People's Day in Azerbaijan / 11 Mart – Böyük Xalq Günü, to attract support for their plans to...

Azerbaijan: Join Us

Pro-opposition activists in the Armenian Diaspora are starting to use rap music to communicate their message ahead of next week's demonstration in Yerevan while youth movements in Azerbaijan have long...

Lebanon: March Against Sectarianism #Feb27 #uniteLB

Lebanese activists are marching today, Feb27, at noon, to demand the end of the confessional system that rules Lebanon. The activists are using this Facebook group to organize. The Unite Lebanon hashtag #uniteLb is also used for...

India: Are You A Toybanker Yet?

Toybank is a bank with Toy Deposits and Joy Dividends, an idea which comes with a vision of reaching out to needy children through fun and play, using toys. Debolina...

Guyana: What you find on the Internet

Green coffee and porn? Guyana-Gyal explains the link.

Bahrain: The TAKBEER Guy Meme

In an unexpected result of Bahrain's ongoing Day of Wrath protests, the social media community came together and created Bahrain's first bonafide internet meme: TAKBEEER Guy.

East Timor: Recruitment of soldiers

East Timor officials claim that young people who want to join the Defense force are on the rise.

Trinidad & Tobago: What's After Carnival?

As controversy ensues over the behaviour of a “sore loser” at a Carnival music competition, Coffeewallah observes that the priorities of Trinbagonians may be skewed: “In two weeks this will...

Malaysia: Suicide a Rising Problem

Malaysia has recently been gripped by an alarming social issue: suicide. It is estimated that an average of 60 suicides every month are being committed in Malaysia. A young Malaysian...

Egypt: Flag Unites Mosque and Church

Wael Ghonim shared this video through Twitter:  “Thats the real face of Egypt. Young Egyptians connect a mosque and a church with the Egyptian flag.”

Lebanon: 128 Dictators or More to Revolt Against?

While the Arab world has been and is still revolting against its dictators, the situation in Lebanon is a bit different and more complex. According to netizens Imad Bazzi and...

Puerto Rico: Conflictive One Day Walk-Out

In a general student assembly yesterday, a majority of students of the main campus of the University of Puerto Rico voted in favor of ending the strike for one month...

Puerto Rico: A Student's Life Broadcast Through Youtube

Christian Ortega published the first episode of his regular web series "La Cabeza de Christian" back in the summer of 2009. Through LCC, as it is known for short, Christian...

Kenya: Video: Me and My Bike

A group of teenagers from Nairobi won the $8000 Passion Pictures Best Film and Artists Project Earth Youth Visions award as part of the 1 min to Save the World...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Outcry Over Molestation Charges

‘Three male teachers were questioned/detained on charges of gross indecency and acts of lewdness with their male charges”, causing a firestorm of reaction in St. Vincent. Abeni hopes to bring...

Jamaica, Haiti: Insensitive Treatment?

“The Haitians are clearly hurt and humiliated” over the treatment of its youth football team, writes Active Voice, some of members of which were found to be suffering from malaria.

Azerbaijan: Assimilation Disorder

Known for its caustic humor and sarcastic insight, London-based Azerbaijani blogger Scary Azeri touches upon the sensitive issue of cultural (in)compatibility noting how a traditional mindset of her countrymen may...

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