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· March, 2006

Stories about Youth from March, 2006

Belarus: Balloon Revolution

“[…] Good psychological weapon against the troops” – in order to show the regime they are not terrorists, everyone should come to the rally in Minsk with a toy balloon,...

Belarus: Backlash Against Opposition; Test for Europe

br23 blog and Andrei Khrapavitski both report on the continuing repressions against opposition activists in Belarus. One of Andrei's friends got expelled from the university, another got arrested. Andrei also...

Belarus: Intimidation Campaign

Belarusian KGB chief said going out into the street on Sunday would be qualified as terrorism and those caught would face tough sentences, including capital punishment, reports br23 blog: “[…]...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Today's report is dedicated to the women of Iraq. Women have suffered greatly in the new Iraq and on top of everything have to cope with the prejudice of some...

Indonesia: Sesame Street

Jakartass discusses a US$8.5 million grant to Indonesia to produce a local version of the American children's show Sesame Street.

Ukraine: Playing Run-and-Chase in Pediatrics Dept.

A Malaysian medical student posts pictures of spring snow in Simferopol, the capital of Ukraine's warmest region, Crimea. Also, there are pictures from another pediatrics class that evolved into “playing...

Caucasus: Education

At young caucasus women, young women from Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia discuss issues related to education in their countries.

Belarus: “Denim Revolution” Unlikely to Succeed

Sean Guillory guest-blogs at Publius Pundit on the upcoming election in Belarus: current president Aleksandr Lukashenko, opposition leader Aleksandr Milinkevich, opposition youth group “Zubr” – and the unlikeliness of another...

Belarus: Early Vote, Transportation and the Arrests

br23 blog does a quick roundup on the state of Belarus five days before the election: early voting; tickets to Minsk for the coming Sunday; and the new arrests. He...

Mohamed Choukry and Jill Carol ..Remembered in the Moroccan blogosphere

Last week was a very active one in the Moroccan blogosphere. Different subjects interested the Moroccan bloggers from Jill Carol‘s liberation to the the sexual education for kids. Islam, as...

Armenia: Korfball

Zarchka of Life Around Me writes about korfball in Armenia and says she is excited that a team from her country will be playing in the first youth world championship...

Russia: “Preved, omerekancheg!”

A Chicago-based LJ user angstzeit encounters a Russian-speaking bear and through a flashmob of Russian commenters learns about the Preved!-mania. John Lurie's original drawing; hundreds of followups at ru_preved LJ...

Nigeria: Antiretroviral drug programme

Kids Doc in Jos explains some of the issues around antiretroviral (ARV) drug regimes – the need to take every dose as missing one will have a critical effect and...

Ukraine: Demographic Situation

LEvko at Foreign Notes writes about the demographic situation in Ukraine, an ever depressing topic.

Philippines: A New Voice

On Feb. 27, in the wake of demonstrations calling for the overthrow Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Filipino blogger Bong Austero wrote a post called an “Open Letter to Our...

Caucasus: Sex Ed

Young Caucasus discusses sex education this week.

Serbia & Montenegro: Montenegro Travel, Part One

Mat Savelli of Roma Roma posts the first part of his Montenegro travel account, which includes a moving story of his encounter with two independent-minded Roma kids.

This week in Israel: elections in three weeks? (yawn)

So here we are, three weeks before national elections – and nobody in the Israeli blogosphere has anything to say. This, despite all the upheavals of the past few months:...

Guyana: Teen bloggers

Scott points to a project started by a Guyana-based Peace Corps volunteer that teaches young people how to write using a blog as the teaching tool. The young people's blog...

Thailand: Trendy Teenager

Steve Suphan at thai-blogs.com has some advice if you want to be a trendy Thai teenager.

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