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· May, 2013

Stories about Youth from May, 2013

Leaving North Korea

Concerns over insufficient protection of North Korean refugees have grown ever stronger as news came out that nine young North Korean defectors have been forced to return to North Korea...

35,000 Child Prostitutes in Bangladesh

Amader Kotha, a site dedicated to women's issues in Bangladesh reports that at least 35,000 children are being exploited sexually on a commercial basis in the country. More than half of...

Little PSY and his Vietnamese Heritage

After learning that Korean child actor Hwang Min-woo or Little PSY of Gangnam Style fame has been receiving hate messages for being half-Vietnamese, James Bao wrote him a letter urging...

13-year-old Girl Publicly Shamed in China

A 13-year-old girl was handcuffed and then paraded on the streets after “accidentally spilling water on a town government vehicle” in Guizhou province. Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated Chinese netizens’ reaction.

Syria Untold: Raqqa Lessons, From Freedom to Creativity in State Building

After the withdrawal of the Syrian army from Raqqa in March 2013, the city suffered a tremendous power vacuum, especially in public services. Syria Untold speaks to activists on the...

Hackers in Arab Cities: Slow Internet and Girl Power in Algeria

Meet those Internet geeks in the Middle East & North Africa. Global Voices re-posts excerpts of the blog "Hackers in Arab Cities'' by Sabine Blanc & Ophelia Noor. In this...

Chinese Social Web Defends US Vice President Biden

United States Vice President Joe Biden has faced a firestorm of criticism from Chinese international students after he referred to China as a nation that cannot "think different" or "breathe...

Tunisia: FEMEN Activist Faces Possession of Pepper Spray Charge

Tunisian FEMEN activist Amina Tyler, 19, is set to appear before a court on May 30 to face a charge of "non-authorized possession of pepper spray." If convicted the young...

South Korea's Child Porn Law Blasted for Restricting Freedom of Expression

A new youth protection law in South Korea, meant to protect children by clamping down on child pornography, is being assailed for its broad language that labels net users who...

Peru: Is Junk Food Synonymous with Freedom?

The recent Law for the Promotion of Healthy Eating by Boys, Girls, and Adolescents, promulgated by Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, has generated debate about wether it restricts freedom of choice...

Guinea-Bissau Youth Calls for Peace

The Guinean movement Ação Cidadã (Citizen Action) [pt] released an open letter [pdf] on May 8 “from a youth who wants to have their place in their own land in peace,...

Trinidad & Tobago: It Takes a Village

A generation of Criminals, just like a generation of Professionals, don't simply pop up. They are raised. Trini World Views challenges everyone “who breathes fire and brimstone at criminals and...

Moscow Soccer Fans Clash with Police

Following Saturday's scoreless soccer game that catapulted Moscow's CSKA club to its fourth Russian Premier League title, the team's fans clashed with riot troops in downtown Moscow. Police detained 140 people [ru], later releasing...

Why Is China's Post-80’s Generation Dispirited?

China's state-run People’s Daily ran a piece titled “The Post-80′s Generation is Dispirited: Early Decline Cause for Alarm[zh],” arguing that China’s youth born after 1980 face “spiritual confusion and a loss of...

Jamaica: Blogging about Police Brutality

To mark the tragic anniversary of the Tivoli incursion and the lives that were lost there, Jamaican bloggers are uniting to draw attention to the scourge of extra-judicial killings in...

In Wake of Brutal Murder, Questions About the Roots of Russian Homophobia

Are Russia's members of parliament, who have fostered a climate of homophobia over the past year, to blame for a man tortured to death by drunk hooligans in Volgograd?

Comoros Chats About Identity on Twitter

The hashtags #TesPasComorien and #Teamcomoco are stoking conversation among Comorian Twitter users about what it means to be from the island nation of Comoros.

PHOTOS: Guerrilla Art Project Captures Japan's Northeast in Portraits

Photographs of about 400 people collected from Japan's tsunami-devastated northeastern Tohoku region make up an exhibition at Tokyo's Watari Museum of Contemporary Art by French artist JR as part of...

Chinese Government Bans Seven ‘Speak-Not’ Subjects

A prominent Chinese law professor recently revealed in his microblog on popular Twitter-like site Sina Weibo that the Chinese government has imposed a policy on university professors instructing them not...

Yemen: Focus on Education!

In a country where the illiteracy rate of both sexes (15 years and above) is almost 40 per cent, education and the empowerment of the women and youth is an...

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