· February, 2008

Stories about Youth from February, 2008

Jamaica: School's Out

  21 February 2008

“Jamaican teachers have taken a stand that they will no longer tolerate the impish, rude, violent and classless behaviour which takes place in our schools”: Jamaican Lifestyle blogs about the island's “bad behaving school children.”

Chile: Participation in OLPC

  21 February 2008

Educalibre [es] finds the comments of Nicholas Negroponte as curious, in reference to Chile's decision to join the countries that have pursued the One Laptop Per Child project.

Colombia: New Television Channel Zoom TV

  20 February 2008

Campus Comunicativo [es] writes about a new university television channel called Zoom TV, and lists some challenges, including how much influence will the government have on the message and content.

Jorge Jurado Raps About Citizen Media

  19 February 2008

Jorge is one of about 20 young people in the peripheral working class neighborhood of San Javier La Loma who are using citizen media to rescue the forgotten history of their community. His song “ConVerGentes” which he performed in this video in early January 2008 discusses the potential of using participatory media to rescue the forgotten history and culture of local communities.

Japan: Reactions to alleged Okinawa rape

  17 February 2008

The news last week that a U.S. Marine had allegedly raped a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Okinawa sparked various degrees of condemnation from local citizens, politicians, the government and bloggers, reigniting anger at the continued presence of American military bases in Japan's southernmost prefecture. In blogs and internet forums, however, many Japanese also criticized the alleged victim herself for being careless and "allowing" the rape to happen.

Japan: Filtering going global

  15 February 2008

Blogger and social activist Sakiyama Nobuo [ja] (see earlier coverage) picks up a number of recent news stories and predicts that it may not be long before Chinese filtering policy is no longer thought of as “another country's problem” [ja]. He points to the launch of the Mobile Alliance against...

Brazil: Posting together against paedophilia

  14 February 2008

At least 200 Brazilian bloggers so far have promised to make a post against paedophilia today and many blogs are already wearing a badge. Tânia [pt], a state prosecutor, has posted a real history whose end is not a happy one. The campaign has been organized by Luz de Luma...

Japan: Okinawa Outrage

  14 February 2008

Japan Observer follows up the incident of the raping of 14 years old girl by U.S marine and explains its political implications on U.S presence in Japan.

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