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· July, 2013

Stories about Youth from July, 2013

31 July 2013

Transgender Teen's Murder Raises Spectre of Jamaican Homophobia

The mob murder of a transgender youth has got bloggers discussing the country's homophobic laws and Jamaicans' attitude towards gay people.

A Sustainable Ecovillage in Sidi Amor, Tunisia

30 July 2013

Election of Members of Constitutional Court Sparks Protests in Peru

Under the banner "This Congress doesn't represent me," Peruvians took to the streets to protest a controversial election of various public officials by the Congress.

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Student Movement in Taiwan

27 July 2013

South Korea's Military Culture Under Scrutiny After Teen Boot Camp Deaths

Five students drowned at a private summer boot camp after instructors made them take off their life jackets and jump into the sea.

25 July 2013

Sifting Fact From Fiction on the French Speaking Web

"Some people, known for their political activism, knowingly share false information." In this post we look at fact-checking projects in Francophone online media.

Women's Struggle for Clean Water in Kyrgyzstan

22 July 2013

Zambia: What Comes After Universal Primary Education?

As the 2015 deadline for achieving UN Millenium Development Goals approaches, Zambian students climb a steep education ladder.

Violence Against Children Rampant in India's Kerala

Five-year-old Shafiq, who is fighting for his life after being tortured by his parents, is the latest horrific case of child abuse in the state of Kerala.

21 July 2013

Has Alexey Navalny Really Changed Russian Politics?

RuNet Echo

If convicted activist and Moscow mayoral candidate Navalny has in fact rejuvenated Russian politics, what does that look like online, where his support base is supposedly strongest?

19 July 2013

Blockbuster Film ‘Tiny Times’ Reflects China's Generational Conflict

China's older generation critics are blasting the 'materialistic' Tiny Times, a luxury brand-heavy drama about four young women who pursue love and success.

18 July 2013

Pakistani Taliban Militant Writes an Open Letter to Malala

The militant urges Malala to return home and continue her education at a madrassa and reveal the conspiracy of a 'tiny elite who want to enslave the whole humanity."

Young and Old United in Nicaragua's #OcupaINSS Movement

Tainted School Lunches Kill Nearly Two Dozen Children in India

The food is believed to have been contaminated by pesticides. The incident is raising questions about the quality of school lunches for poor students.

17 July 2013

#Justice4Trayvon Rallies Across America

With Russian Netizens Like These, Who Needs Trolls?

RuNet Echo

Pavel Astakhov, Russia's children's ombudsman, blithely raises the possibility of sending Russian orphans to be adopted in the North Caucasus. Again.

15 July 2013

Caribbean: We Are Trayvon Martin

“Not guilty”. With those two words, a firestorm of discussion broke out among Caribbean netizens over the acquittal of George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin‘s death.

14 July 2013

Teen Activist Malala Yousafzai Impresses UN, Polarizes Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist who was shot by the Taliban on her way to school less than a year ago, celebrated her 16th birthday by delivering a powerful speech...

13 July 2013

Myanmar's Poor, Young Glue Sniffers

Inhalant abuse through the use of cheap glue is a worsening problem among poor children in Myanmar. Yin Yin Hnoung, a medical student from the University of Medicine in Mandalay,...

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