Stories about Youth from July, 2016
A Documentary Shows Macedonian Students Are Still Living in Dismal Conditions, Despite Government Promises
"This is an everyday picture of a student who is not from the capital and does not have money to pay for an apartment."
Jalisco Moves to End Political Immunity and Usher In a New Kind of Politics for Mexico
"For many years they've told us we have to get used to the political class' privileges, but today in Jalisco we heard the historic call of society: no more impunity."
Disturbing Abu Ghraib-Style Abuse at a Juvenile Facility in Australia's Northern Territory
The Australian government is to set up a Royal Commission to look into the shocking abuse of children in a Northern Territory youth detention centre.
With Trepidation and Excitement, Pokémon Go Finally Launched in Japan
Pokémon Go was finally released in Japan on July 22, 2016. The entire country has surrendered to the craze of capturing mythical monsters using a mobile device.
Will Trinidad & Tobago Students Be Last Out of the Gate if the Government Stops Funding Tertiary Education?
As the country faces an economic recession, there are concerns that students have been abusing the government's funding of their tertiary education. Will the programme be discontinued or merely restructured?
One Children's Song, Translated Into Australia's Many Local Languages
Australia's children are being invited to translate a song into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages for an internet video competition promoting linguistic diversity.
The Lives of Migrant Workers in Thailand's ‘Little Burma’
“But we have no money and no home; how could we go back and survive?”
In China, a University Degree Isn't Always a Golden Ticket to Employment
"Finding a job is a tough thing because you have to fall down and get up again and again."
Puerto Rico’s flag Is black and in ‘mourning’ over US-imposed oversight board
"Puerto Rico is fighting, lets strengthen the love between us and the space we inhabit by promoting respect, solidarity, tolerance, union, communication, and community cooperation."
How a Stolen Student Parliament Is Macedonia's Political Crisis in Microcosm
" Now try to imagine how this generation will organize parliamentary elections?"
Rappers Put Patriotism on Full Display in Tajikistan
Over two years ago, authorities stopped a nascent and subversive hip-hop movement in its tracks. That move has had predictable consequences.
Indian YouTube Channel Conquers the Hearts And Minds of Millions Across the World
Launched in 2013 by an Indian entrepreneur, Chu Chu TV is now the most-watched YouTube channel in Asia Pacific and the second-most watched children's “edutainment” channel in the world.
Japanese Fans Are Over the Moon for This Russian Figure Skater's ‘Cosplay’ Performance
"Medvedeva-chan, thank you indeed for loving Sailor Moon so much!"
A Quarter of a Century Ago, the USSR Went Nuts for Its First McDonald’s. Now That Joy Belongs to Siberia.
While the world's biggest fast-food chain might no longer thrill the denizens of modern-day Moscow, McDonald's is still breaking new ground elsewhere in Russia.
The Radio Soap Opera That Revived a Genre and Put the Ecuadorian Lesbian Community on the Map
“Mariana Is So Lesbian” accomplishes several objectives: reviving a genre, advocating for lesbians' rights, and exploring the experiences of those who lived in Ecuador when homosexuality was still a crime.
Russia's Children's Rights Commissioner Is Stepping Down, But We'll Remember Him for These 7 Things
RuNet Echo reviews the seven most memorable moments of Pavel Astakhov's career, as we part with Russia's longtime children's rights commissioner.
Thai Activists Use Toys, Balloons and Dolls to Campaign for Democracy
Protests are still banned in Thailand where the army remains in power, but will authorities arrest the 'protesting' toys and dolls?
Massive Nude Photo Leak Raises Issue of Online Protection Laws in Trinidad & Tobago
Police suspect the leak is part of an online pornography ring, and that some of the photographs are being sold.
Russia's Children's Rights Commissioner May Have Finally Landed in a Scandal He Can't Overcome
A single, poorly worded question displaying insensitive nonchalance after a tragedy appears to be the downfall of Russia's commissioner of children's rights.
The ‘Achievement Epidemic’ in Vietnam Schools
"I think families’ expectations and the career guidance given to students are unrealistic and not that helpful."