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· December, 2011

Stories about Youth from December, 2011

Online Highlights from the Portuguese-Speaking World in 2011

2011 has been another year in which bloggers and activists from a number of Portuguese-speaking countries have come together to report, translate and promote blogs and citizen media from all...

India, UK: Killing of Indian Student in the UK Stirs Up Racism Debate

On Monday the 26th of December 2011, Anuj Bidve, a 23yr old Indian student from Pune, was shot dead at point blank range in Salford, Greater Manchester, UK. Netizens react...

Jamaica: missing children

Where are the more than 500 children reported missing in Jamaica this year, asks Petchary — and why are more people not paying attention to “a serious issue which, at...

Morocco: The Tale of the February 20 Movement in 20 Videos

A look back at how the Moroccan pro-democracy movement "February 20" has used videos, as very powerful and viral social media tool to get its message across. Hisham Almiraat shares...

Latin America: Youth Unemployment

Bloggings by boz looks at youth unemployment in Latin America, concluding that “with growth projections decreased for 2011 and 2012, the current situation for youth unemployment is almost certainly getting...

India:Call for ‘Back to Basics’ in Kashmir

AL-HAQU-MURUN visits Kashmir and senses a growing, socio-religious conflict within the Muslim community. He feels that, if left unattended, this could have serious repercussion in the coming days.  

Liberia: Who Was at Fault for Monrovia Riots?

The Christmas vacation job scheme designed by Liberia's President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to benefit 3,000 students turned Liberia's capital, Monrovia, into a scene of violence and destruction. Who was at fault?,...

Yemen: The Amazing Life March Arrives in Sanaa

Thousands of Yemenis just arrived in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, after marching from the city of Taiz in the south, to call for the trial of Yemeni president Ali Abdulla...

Cuba: Dance Flash Mob in Plaza Vieja

To celebrate the end of the year long activities around the 20 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Unicef, ballet and dance students worked together to...

Video Highlights: Protests, Elections, Culture and GV

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from Middle East and North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, Eastern and Central Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America, selected...

Brazil: Titan Kids and Surfing as Hope

‘Titan Kids’ is a documentary about the kids of Titanzinho, a slum in the city of Fortaleza, Brazil. Birthplace of professional surfers, surfing is perceived as hope in face of...

Mauritania: Bloggers Call for the Boycott of Government-Sponsored Conference

Mauritania announced plans it would host Arab bloggers and activists involved in Arab revolutions in its capital Nouakchott. Its bloggers have joined forces to call on their Arab counterparts to...

Mexico: The Results of a Racism Experiment with Children

The video by 11.11 Social Change is simple: Mexican children sit in front of two dolls identical save for two things: one is light skinned and blue-eyed and the other...

Chile: Twitter User Organizes Christmas Giving Event in Iquique

Cristian Nuñez (@HombredeRadio), using the hashtag #Navidad140Iqq [es], invites Twitter users from Iquique (in northern Chile) to gather at 1:30 am on December 25 to hand out Christmas presents to...

Vietnam: What’s New at Barcamp Saigon?

More than 550 people registered and participated in the fifth Barcamp Saigon last week in RMIT International University, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The attendance surpassed the record number...

Morocco: Singer's Performance in Tel Aviv Ignites Debate on Israel's Cultural Boycott

Moroccan netizens are divided as to whether to support a call for a boycott of a Moroccan singer who performed in Tel Aviv despite calls for her to cancel the...

Mexico: Two Students Killed During Protest in Ayotzinapa

Two students from a rural school were killed during a protest in Ayotzinapa, Chilpancingo, the capital of the state of Guerrero, Mexico. Contradicting versions of the events have been published...

Peru: Bloggers Report Police Harassment During Discussion Group about Conga Mining Project

Members of the group “Casa Cultural Poco Floro” blogged denouncing [es] an alleged case of police harassment during a discussion group about the Conga mining project, one of the most...

Egypt: Using Twitter for a Healthier Life

Can Twitter be used to save people's lives or improve their health? Tarek Amr looks at a Twitter account, ran by a couple in Egypt, aimed at increasing health awareness...

Colombia: Professor's Resignation Sparks Debate on Writing

Colombian journalist and university professor Camilo Jiménez sparked an international debate on writing in the digital age, Colombia's higher education system and other related issues after he posted an entry...

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