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· November, 2011

Stories about Youth from November, 2011

Trinidad & Tobago: Online Safety

Mark Lyndersay writes an enlightening post about online child safety, here.

Iran:“Battlefield 3″ in Tehran

Ali Nazifpour, believes Battlefield 3, a video game which includes a search for nuclear bombs in a future Iran, portraits a very inaccurate, ridiculous picture of Iran.An online petition launched...

Video: Plural+ 2011 Awards Young Filmmakers

Youth from around the globe were awarded in New York for their thought-provoking short films showing their proposals for making society more peaceful and multicultural by addressing the topics of...

India: Youth Slaps Minister Over Price Rise and Corruption

On 24 November, India's Agriculture Minister, Mr Sharad Pawar, was slapped on the face by a youth as he was leaving a government building. Harvinder Singh was apparently fed up...

Trinidad & Tobago: Men and their Role

“International Men's Day kind of came and went without much fanfare here, even though the darn thing was actually ‘inaugurated in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago'”, says West Indian Mother,...

Greece: 2 Wheels, 610 Kilometres

Spyros Karatzoulis from Florina, Northern Greece, intends to start a bike marathon from Florina to Athens, in order to reach the Ministry of Education; his goal is to protest the...

Yemen: Mixed Reactions as Saleh Finally Signs GCC Deal

There have been mixed reactions amongst Yemenis towards President Saleh's signing of the Gulf Cooperation Council deal; some are disappointed and skeptical, while others are joyful and relieved. Noon Arabia...

Latin American Students March for Education

Inspired by the student movements in Colombia and Chile, students across the continent marched on November 24, 2011 to demand free, high-quality education. El Ciudadano [es] links to the Facebook...

Zambia: Should “Tujilijili” be Banned?

Zambian Economist asks his readers, “Should Tujilijili be banned?”: “Tujilijili is a strong alcohol sold in a sachet for about K1, 000 [Zambian Kwacha] per sachet. The alcoholic content is...

Cambodia: Reading Campaign

Students of Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia have launched a campaign to promote reading in Cambodian schools. The country's literacy rate is one of the lowest in the region

Singapore: Proposed Youth Parliament

Bloggers Majulah and angmohlian share their thoughts on the proposal to create a youth parliament in Singapore

Yemen: Will Saleh Sign the GCC Deal that the Youth Oppose?

Yemenis have patiently waited ten months too many for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down. Now he says he will sign a GCC brokered deal which transfers power to...

Morocco: Online Debates Rage Days Ahead of Parliamentary Elections

Moroccan are using the Internet extensively to discuss the upcoming legislative elections. Part of the discussion is revolving around the electoral programs of the competing parties, the question of whether...

Côte d'Ivoire: Pregnancy and Lifestyle

Kingsuy blogging from Côte d'Ivoire writes in this post [fr]:  “Fad or symbol of unconsciousness of some mothers? Either way, it is difficult to figure why so many young pregnant women are still...

Brazil: Students’ Eviction Strengthens Movement Against Militarization of University

In the morning of November 8, the Brazilian Military Police evicted the University of Sao Paulo's Dean building, which had been occupied by around 70 students in the end of...

Greece: Thessaloniki declared the 2014 European Youth Capital

Yesterday, the 18/11/2011, was an extremely happy day for the city of Thessaloniki which was declared the 2014 European Youth Capital.

Philippines: Anti-budget Cut Campaign

A round-up of the 2011 anti-social services budget cut campaign in the Philippines.

Philippines: Hillary Clinton visit met with protest

United States State Secretary Hillary Clinton's November 15-16 visit to the Philippine capital Manila was met with protests against the ‘continuing U.S. stranglehold over the Philippine economy, military, politics and...

Trinidad & Tobago: A Father's Rights

Jumbie's Watch “adds his voice” to that of a Trinidadian father who was not allowed to stay in the hospital overnight with his sick son, saying of the powers-that-be: “They...

Cuba: No Respect for Parents

“The love of the mother for her child is unconditional — according to Cubans — as are the child’s feeling toward its mother”, says Regina Cano, but notes that “in...

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