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· April, 2014

Stories about Youth from April, 2014

Kyrgyz Parliament Considers Anti-Gay Law

  30 April 2014

The parliament of Kyrgyzstan is considering a bill that criminalizes any activity seen as promoting “a positive attitude toward non-traditional sexual relations”. Very similar to Russia's anti-gay propaganda law, the bill is expected to become law soon. Meanwhile, a Kyrgyz blogger argues [ru] that the bill which is targeting the...

VIDEO: Serbian Child Prodigy's Drawings Stun the Art World

  30 April 2014

Dušan Krtolica is an 11-year-old artist from Belgrade that has taken the local and regional art world by storm with his exquisitely detailed pen and pencil drawings of complex animals, dinosaurs, knights, and people. Mainstream media in Serbia, and now other countries, discovered Dušan in February of 2014, but the...

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Good Enough to Work: Low Pay and No Rights

  28 April 2014

Undocumented labor contributes to the U.S. economy and this contribution would not be possible without a workforce among whom millions have already risked incarceration, deportation, physical abuse, and death.

#EPNStop : Human Chain in Mexico against #LeyTelecom

  26 April 2014

A human chain protest against the Telecommunications Bill proposed in Mexico took place in Mexico City, the country's capital, on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The chain was planned to link the official residency of the Mexican president in Los Pinos to the headquarters of Televisa [es] in Chapultepec, covering an approximate distance of 7 kms. But the...

Bob Marley – A New God for the Bhutanese Youth?

  26 April 2014

Bob Marley has suddenly become a god among the already confused generation. The Rastafari Flag, with either Bob himself or with a marijuana leave on it, is all over the place. For someone who died in 1981 to brainwash smart kids of 21st century is so unbelievable. Passang Tshering, a...

China Clamp Down on Slash Fiction

  23 April 2014

China recently launched a crackdown on online pornographic content: “Cleaning the Web 2014″. According to the campaign, all online texts, pictures, videos, and ads with pornographic content will be deleted in order to “create a healthy cyberspace”.  According to Offbeat China, since the launch of “Cleaning the Web 2014″, many Chinese fiction-sharing websites...

Grenada, Antigua: Life Lessons

  21 April 2014

Kara Stevens, blogging at Groundation Grenada, shares five lessons about finances and life from Lessons her “Superhero Antiguan Grandpa”.

Caribbean: Kids & Technology

  17 April 2014

Caribbean diaspora blogger Tobias Buckell says that the biggest surprise about living with five year olds is “their uptake of [tech] devices.”

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