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· February, 2014

Stories about Youth from February, 2014

24 February 2014

Praise for Southeast Asia’s Winter Olympians

There is no winter in their respective countries but it did not prevent two athletes from the Philippines and East Timor from joining the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

UNICEF Calls for “Child-Free” Protests in Thailand

Big, Bad Bullies of the Russian Media

RuNet Echo

Last week, popular journalist Vladimir Solovyov dedicated an entire radio show to dissecting and denouncing the Maidan-supportive tweets of a handful of students from Moscow’s Higher School of Economics. Why?

21 February 2014

Social Media Rallies to Help Comatose Pakistani Student in US

US officials finally extended Muhammad Shahzaib Bajwa's visa so he can continue receiving treatment there following a November car accident that left the exchange student in a coma.

‘Central African Republic's Most Pressing Need Is Security for its People’

Global Voices speaks with Béatrice Epaye, a member of the Central African Republic's National Transition Board, about how best to solve the country's crisis.

20 February 2014

Searching for Blame in Deadly South Korean Building Collapse

Ten college students were killed and 105 injured in a building collapse during a university's orientation.

17 February 2014

Dancing and Rising for Justice in Southeast Asia

Thousands in Southeast Asia supported the 'One Billion Rising' campaign with many people calling for justice and the elimination of violence against women

From Facebook to the Street: Activism on Cusco's Walls

A central wall in Cusco has become the epicenter of local activism, joining initiatives born both online and offline.

16 February 2014

Togolese Skier Petitjean, from Facebook to the 2014 Winter Olympics

PHOTOS: Protests Continue Across Venezuela

Protests continue in several cities across Venezuela. Social networks, especially Twitter, have been flooded with images documenting the activities in each region.

5 Music Blogs about China's Underground Music Scene

There’s an emerging group of Chinese musicians working outside government-controlled media channels, striving to form an independent voice through musical expression in China.

Why It's Hard to Say “I Love You” in Chinese

14 February 2014

A Visitor Describes How it Feels to be Mugged by Bulgarian Police

Political scientist and blogger Anastas Vangeli used social networks to describe his experience of extortion by Bulgarian policemen on his way from Macedonia to Poland.

As a Federal State, Yemen Marks the Third Anniversary of Its Revolution

February 11th marked the third anniversary of Yemen's revolution. Noon Arabia sums up reactions as the country is divided into a six-region federation state

“Celebrating Valentine's Day Is a Direct Way to Hell” in Tajikistan

Popular among younger people in cities, Valentine's Day struggles to gain broader acceptance in Tajikistan.

Rap Musicians Take on Guinea-Bissau's Drug Trafficking Problem

"This is Guinea-Bissau for those who don't know / This is where the traffickers are given more privileges than college professors / I swear pigs wear ties and suits here."

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