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· November, 2006

Stories about Youth from November, 2006

Japan: miserable youth

JP in Japundit quotes from a report which reveals Japanese youth are the most miserable in the world.

Kyrgyzstan: Youth and Nasvai

Yulia translates an article on the heavy use of nasvay, a mixture of tobacco and lime that is chewed, among young Kyrgyz.

Pakistan: A Cricket Match in 1989

Light Within shares the memories of a cricket match played between two colleges in 1989. “While both colleges boast of great talent in academics and sports, DJ college gets the...

Esperantoland through Pictures / Esperantujo tra Bildoj

Only one more month until Esperanto Day! If you would like to participate you can sign up here, especially if you would like help with translation. Nur unu monato ĝis...

Japan: internet homeless

Adamu at Mutantfrog Travelogue comments on the growing phenomenon of people living in Internet cafes.

South Korea: too young

Andy Jackson in Marmot's hole worries that the national human rights commission's criticism against the Asiana and Korean Air’s policy of hiring women crewmembers that are no older than 25...

Lebanon: Campaigns, Politics and Photos

A wide variety of topics were highlighted in the Lebanese blogosphere this week. There are campaigns against sectarianism, child abuse and AIDS as well as minorities speaking out. There are...

Poland: Lego and the Shoah

The beatroot inquires: “Is building a 400 square metre replica of the Warsaw Ghetto out of 50,000 Lego bricks ‘offensive’?”

Moldova: Two Vivid Scenes

Adventures in Moldova describes two situations witnessed in the capital Chisinau, both pretty vivid.

Belarus: Dress Censorship is Back

TOL's Belarus Blog writes about “Soviet retro” – which includes something quite surreal: a new regulation introduced by the Belarusian government, requiring “the Ministry of Education to create and approve...

South Asia: Politics, Happiness, Religion and The Birds

The latest from different blogs about the following South Asian Countries: Bangladesh: Bangladesh is facing a political crisis. Unheard Voices: Drishtipat group blog informs about a citizens movement in Bangladesh...

Bangladesh: Class struggle

morris the pen on education and children in Bangladesh, questioning methods that don't really appear to add value to the process. “Perhaps the biggest problem in our education practice here,...

Serbia, Slovenia: Relationship with the Roma People

“I ja sam Rom!” (“I'm Roma, too!”) – by Nune In her B92 blog, Jelica Greganovic reports on the latest racism case against the Roma that occurred in Slovenia (SRP):...

Arabisc: Culprits, Democracy and the Rule of Law

Choosing links from 22 different Arab countries for translation is no easy feat..for however much you try and be selective, you cannot be doing the region and its bloggers any...

Tongan Capital Burns

Riots broke out this afternoon in Tongan capital city Nuku'alofa. Image from Tonga Now Portal Samiuela LV Taufa on, a community site in Tonga posted this email Today we...

Georgia: Describing Blogs

Hans reports on difficulties explaining blogs to Georgian youth.

Ukraine: “Ideologically Harmful”

Sean's Russia Blog translates a 1985 Soviet-time internal document listing the “ideologically harmful” Western music bands.

Arabisc: Best Blog Awards Winners and Recurring Nightmares

Arabic blogs are making their mark on the international blogging scene, with more writers and commentators taking to their keyboards and enjoying the thrill of the instant publication of their...

India: An American Child

Even when parents don't plan to stay outside of India for too long, they try and give birth to children in the US despite the lack of family support. The...

Bangladesh: Segregating and Bengali Classes

a bengali in TO writes on sex-segregated schools in Canada and the Middle East, reflecting on personal experiences. “The reason Bengali class was so popular was that it was the...

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