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· June, 2008

Stories about Youth from June, 2008

Japan: Reflections on the Akiba Massacre (Part 1)

When all the dust had settled and the knife rampage in Tokyo's Akihabara district last Sunday, which took the lives of seven people and left 17 injured, had come to...

Cape Verde: Teenage, pregnant and banned from school

The close-knit Cape Verdean blogosphere has launched a campaign against a school decision to ban a student girl on the grounds of "childbirth". An online petition demanding a special framework...

Japan: Toyota's Kanban System, Applied to Humans

A post by blogger boiledema [ja], offering an alternative perspective on the background of Tomohiro Kato, offender in Sunday's Akiba massacre, has drawn a huge reaction, with over 1200 bookmarks...

Jamaica: Living with HIV

Geoffrey Philp highlights the reporting of poet Kwame Dawes, who has been examining the HIV/AIDS crisis in Jamaica, while DigiActive says that “the Jamaican government went as far as preventing...

Guyana: Love and Marriage

“It is a shock to some people system, nice, nice gyal like you ain’t married yet? A gyal should not walk around unfettered by man”: Guyana-Gyal has other ideas.

Bahamas: Scales of Justice

Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit reports on a former police prosecutor's statements that the Bahamian criminal justice system is “on the brink of collapse”.

Colombia: The struggles of Barrancabermeja documentary

This nine part documentary created by Taline Haytayan of her experience as part of the Peace Brigades International organization in the strife ridden Barrancabermeja region of Colombia captured my attention...

Algeria: Baby Talk

Algerian linguist Lameen Souag is busy studying Siwi – and notes that they have 40 words used in baby talk. “So what special words do you use in your language...

India: Children and Cameras

A not-for-profit organisation in India gets children to use digital cameras to empower them. More at Freedom of Expression.

Nepal: Traditions and Girls

With the collapse of the Monarchy, some traditions come under the scanner in Nepal. Wagle Street Journal on the tradition of Kumaris, where young girls are worshiped as goddesses and...

India: Child Sexual Abuse

Into Madness reads a book on child sexual abuse and writes on the sheer scale of abuse of children in India.

Bermuda: Women & Children First

Crushing Fools says that the recent murder of 14-year old Bermudian student Rhiana Moore represents “a visible threat against women and children.”

China: Why School Crumbled?

Hu Yong said that the Chinese government should answer to the question why schools were crumbled in the earthquake zone. The blogger insisted that if the truth was buried, China...

Japan: Bloggers on Akihabara knife rampage

A knife attack in Tokyo's Akihabara area has taken the lives of at least seven people and left many more injured. The suspect apparently crashed a two-ton rented truck into...

Iran: Green Activists in Movement and Photos

Green blogs are a valuable source for understanding Iran's nature and environment, its problems and challenges. Green bloggers actively take part in campaigns to protect nature and animals. They publish...

China: Blogger suggests temperance, accused of brown-nosing

Cultural commentator Yu Qiuyu has written a post to his blog offering some suggestions to angry parents of children who died in the thousands of school buildings which collapsed in...

Poland: Bilingualism

Scatts writes at Polandian about raising a child in “two languages and two cultures” – Polish and English.

Bahamas: Thinking About Trees

“What is it about us and trees? It would appear that beauty — and oxygen and serenity and shade — are not a premium in our city any more”: Nicolette...

Guyana: Who's The Boss?

“Aiye, mummy, imagine what can happen to poor li’l countries that have role models and leaders like Big Boss Man”: Guyana-Gyal tells the story of an abuse of power and...

Egypt: Doctors shoot video of hospital blackout emergency

With more frequency now, hospitals are being managed as big businesses with clients instead of health facilities with patients. Doctors who wish to honor their Hippocratic Oath have to hope...

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