Stories about Youth from April, 2007
Armenia: Youth Service
Posts from Armenia reports on Global Youth Service Day activities involving school children doing city beautification projects.
Sex Education in Brunei, a No No
Sex education is an extremely taboo issue in the very Islam-conscious nation of Brunei. However a recent newspaper article talking about increasing numbers of teenage mothers got the bloggers busy in Brunei. The bloggers feel that maybe it is high time for schools to start incorporating sex education into the curriculum.
Arabeyes: What Makes a Good Blog and a Good Doctor?
From discussing what makes a good blog and who is a good doctor, we move to see the reaction of a father whose son is used as a human shield and why a blogger refuses to reply to comments on his blog while he is on holiday as we skim blogs from Tunisia to Kuwait this week.
Namibia: memories of apartheid Namibia
iScatterlings’ It’s a Namibian Thing VII: “A lot has been said about apartheid but not too much was mentioned about the white on white apartheid. I suppose it was inevitable in a town like ours to have two distinct factions created. English and Afrikaans. Us kids pepetuated the divide and...
St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Cyber Crimes
Abeni is impressed by the swift action of the St. Vincent Police Force in dealing with cyber-culprits who have allegedly been doctoring photos of young Vincentian girls and sending pornographic material out over the Internet.
Bahrain: Violence Begets Violence
Violence in Bahrain and clashes between demonstrators and riot police were the focus of a television programme which Bahraini blogger emoodz watched for an hour before realising it didn't satisfy his quest for learning the reasons behind this escalating stand off. “Needless to say, I had to sit along a...
Malaysia: Taiwanese Girls
Cheeserland is visiting Taiwan with her friends and she can't stop admiring Taiwanese girls. “But really, I can’t help but admire Taiwanese girl’s fashion sense. They put on the right amount of make-up, wear the “big eye” lenses, have their lashes extended and their hair styled to a flawless perfection....
India: Life, kids and drudgery
The Mad Momma on tailoring life to suit the kids. “Someday they will hear some other mother say that she was bored at home with her children and that it was drudgery.. and my children might wonder if I felt the same about them. I know I would hate to...
Touring Libyan Blogs: more blogger meet ups, education, proud to be a Libyan and a handwriting contest.
From Libyan bloggers getting to meet each other face to face to the ugly face of the crisis of the Libyan children infected with Aids in Benghazi, the Libyan blogosphere is thriving with fresh and new ideas this week.
Myanmar: Helping Hand Blogs
People of Myanmar are well known for their gentle nature, kind heart, sincerity, generosity and a great helping hand. In Myanmar, various type of non profitable groups and non governmental organizations are formed to help out physical, educational and well being of the country men especially youth and children. These days, many such organizations are starting to use blogs to announce and publish their organizations’ activities. Among them:
Singapore: Intimacy and Sex
The blogger at The Miracle Season writes about people frowning on teenagers displaying intimacy in public places, peer pressure and teenage sexuality issues. (via tomorrow.sg)
Kenya: parliamentary election campaign blog launched
We learn from Mzalendo that a Kenyan blogger has launched a parliamentary election campaign blog: “26 year old Daystar graduate student Jesse Masai (also a blogger on KBW) has recently launched his campaign blog. Please pay him a visit and let him know what you think, especially if you are...
Madonna in Malawi, Malawi in global ICT rankings, and Media under attack
News that Madonna was visiting Malawi again sparked rumors that she was going to adopt another child, this time a girl by the name of Grace. While most of the blogs carrying Madonna story are foreign to Malawi, it has been a week swarmed by postings on her benevolence, keeping...
Cambodia: Bloggers Mekong Cruise
Kalyan Keo has pictures from a bloggers cruise on Mekong river. The numbers of young bloggers in Cambodia who blog in English is increasing and you can meet some of them (including Global Voices Cambodia contributor Tharum Bun) in this post.
D.R. of Congo: the crime of being born a woman
Trailblazer on the plight of women in D.R of Congo: “They may feel that the only crime they have committed was being born into this world as a woman. What’s even a worse, a Congolese woman. Instead of being able to proudly walk this earth, provide for themselves and their...
Laos: Lao Student Become a Pop Star in Vietnam
Samakomlao blog has pictures of LaoKeota Xayyasing who has become a popular pop star in neighboring Vietnam where he is currently studying.
Cambodia: New Year Without Girls
The iCambo blog describes what happens when overseas Cambodian students don't have any girls among them to help celebrate the Khmer new year.
Laos: Laotian New Year Party
Teresa at On our Own blog describes her Laotian new year celebrations with her students from Lao.
Bangladesh: Remembering Madhabi
Morris the pen revisits Madhabi. “Remember Madhabi Majhi? She was the girl who was allegedly thrown from a balcony in Dhanmondi last year and narrowly escaped with her life. Her story was charted here in the magazine, and the last we saw of her, she was safe at the BNWLA...
Barbados: Domestic Violence
“The ‘couple’ who everyone knows were at it again a few nights ago. Screaming, yelling, throwing. Kids crying, doors slamming.” Barbados Free Press wonders if anything can really be done about the issue of domestic violence.
Russia: Reactions to Virginia Tech
Sean's Russia Blog and Lyndon's Scraps of Moscow examine the reaction of the Russian media and bloggers to the tragedy at Virginia Tech.