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· October, 2011

Stories about Youth from October, 2011

Armenia: Extreme Metal in the Caucasus

Shreddernet examines the Extreme Metal scene in Armenia and asks whether its dark melodies and themes have a place in the Caucasus. For a small number of the region's inhabitants...

Nicaragua: Night life in Nueva Guinea

Ronald Hill blogs about Nicaragua's Caribbean coast in Sueños del Caribe (“Dreams from the Caribbean”). In his latest post [es] he describes night life in Nueva Guinea.

El Salvador's School Food Program

Colleen O'Brien, from the blog Locavore del Mundo, writes about El Salvador's school food program: “The Ministry of Education has recently announced that this new school feeding program to be...

Italy: October 15 Protest Turns Violent in Rome

This post is part of our special coverage #Occupy Worldwide. Inspired by the “Occupy Wall Street” movement in New York and by the Spanish “Indignados”, citizens in 951 cities and...

Paraguay: Digital Magazine Focuses on Young Migrants

Juan Carlos Rodríguez from Camino al Paraguay [es] shares the digital version of a magazine that focuses on Paraguayan youth who have left the country.

Trinidad & Tobago: Children & the Internet

In the wake of a controversy in which a teacher was allegedly involved in a sexual relationship with a student [the situation came to light because of photos he posted...

Malawi: A Growing City and its Pay-to-Cross Footbridges

Hand-made wooden bridges now connect two popular markets on each side of a river in Malawi's capital Lilongwe, providing a local solution to both joblessness and growing urbanization for the...

Poetry Slam Activism in Francophone Africa

Poetry slam is a well-known channel of expression for many activists in North America but the rest of the world has now embraced this unique blend of poetry and rhythmic...

Portugal: Photos and Videos of October 15 Protests

The October 15 protests in Portugal, calling for “participatory democracy, transparency in policy and the end of the precariousness of life”, gathered around 80,000 in the main squares of the...

Brazil: Creating Opportunities for Life After Jail

While serving time in jail, Ronaldo Monteiro kickstarted a project with fellow detainees and turned his life around. Years later, released on parole, Monteiro now coordinates an NGO that offers...

Russia: Networked Volunteers Save Lives of Missing Children

In September 2010, 4-year-old Liza and her aunt went missing in the forest and were found dead. Liza's volunteer rescuers decided to establish a network called "Liza Alert" whose members...

Azerbaijan: Twitter Action for Jabbar Savalan

Following a Twitter campaign by Amnesty International calling for the release of imprisoned journalist Eynulla Fatullayev, the international human rights watchdog has launched another in support of a young Facebook...

Poland: Election Results Signal Imminent Generation Shift

Poland's parliamenary election results seemed to be a relief to many and a surprise to everybody. The current PM Donald Tusk has become the first Polish prime minister to be...

World Food Day: Living with Hunger Pangs

According to the World Bank, nearly 1 billion people go to bed hungry around the world, and the rising food prices will make that number grow. Today, for the World...

Taiwan: Occupy 101, merely a translation of Occupy Wall Street ?

Yesterday(Oct. 15), more than 300 “occupiers” gathered at the 1st floor of Taipei 101, the landmark of capitalism in Taiwan[photo] to protest against the financial industry and biased governmental policy....

South Korea: Photos from Occupy Wall Street Protest in Seoul

The Occupy Wall Street movement has landed in the South Korean capital, Seoul. Despite heavy rain, lightening and thunder, and a sudden drop in temperature, about 300 people came together...

Afghanistan: Theater for Social Change

Kayhan Irani, an award-winning writer and “artivist” from New York, blogs about her experiences in Kabul, Afghanistan training theater groups in the theory and practice of theater for social change.

South Korea: Occupy Wall Street Planned in Seoul

Young people and activists will occupy the streets of Seoul on October 15 to protest financial inequality. Joining the “Occupy Wall Street” movement from the United States, South Korean citizen...

Global Handwashing Day: Changing Behaviors through Song and Dance

Do you know how to properly wash your hands? Through songs and dances, people from different parts of the world teach others the right way to wash their hands to...

Nepal: Media Bias On Child Trafficking

Andrew Undershaft writes about the questionable role of some Nepali print media, which participated in a co-ordinated attack against the rescue mission, which brought 23 missing girls back to Nepal...

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