Stories about Youth from March, 2012
Unemployment Woes of Young Singaporeans
Gilbert Goh writes about the unemployment woes faced by young Singaporeans, in particular those who belong to the so-called Generation Y.
Barbados: The Internet & Global Dialogue
All a Roo's says of the Kony campaign: “It has pushed the world into a global dialogue about an international issue. Tell me that's not cool?”
Puerto Rico: Online Campaign to Stop Unnecessary C-Sections
Unnecessary Caesarean is the name of the campaign launched on the first week of March in Puerto Rico, aiming to curb the very high percentage of caesarean births in the country: many of them programmed C-sections that don't respond to medical needs.
Ibero-American Blogging Competition Asks Teens: “What are you reading?”
The Organization of Ibero-American States invites teens ages 12 to 15 to enter a blogging competition about reading. The sign up [es] deadline is May 31, 2012, and judges will consider blog posts written until July 31. The winner from each participating country will receive an iPad. Visit the official...
Inspiring Stories of Women in Cambodia
New Waves is a collaboration of the UN with a network of young women in Cambodia with the intention of celebrating the inspiring stories of women and girls in Cambodia.
Russia: Sex, Women, Putin and Videos
Young women calling on co-enthusiasts to rip off their clothes for Putin last summer, seemed to have disappeared from the scene. As the election season draws to a close in Russia, it is worth taking a look back at how that movement evolved, and how it inspired other women - both, for and against Putin - to get creative.
Haiti: Demonstration over Shooting Death
Dying in Haiti blogs about a street demonstration in Cité Soleil, making a connection between how “violence and fear closes things down and people…can die easier from stupid deaths.”
Honduras: In Sabanagrande, Making Fun of Police is No Joke
Amidst numerous accusations of police corruption in Honduras, a cultural tradition held every year in the town of Sabanagrande has increased the tension between civilians and police. Blogger Fabricio Estrada, a poet from Sabanagrande, shares the story in his blog.
Macedonia: ‘Be a News Blogger’ Awards Announced
Diversity Media Production, a non-profit organization whose goal is to advance journalism, freedom of speech and democracy in Macedonia, has announced [en, mk, sq] the winners of the competition for young news bloggers: Novica Nakov, Fatlume Dervishi, and the authors of MK Demokratija blog – Monika Petrovska and Maja Peroska.
Ghana: 2012 Burt Award for African Literature – Call for Submissions
2012 Burt Award for African Literature calls for submissions from Ghanaian authors: “The Ghana Book Trust and CODE, a Canadian NGO, have the pleasure to invite Ghanaian authors and publishers to participate in a competition to produce story books for the youth between the ages of 12 and 15.”
Armenia: Nationalist zombies and Hitler wannabes
Unzipped comments on the appearance of government-linked organizations with ultra-right wing tendencies and ideologies. The blog considers such groups to be “unacceptable and shameful.”
Bhutan: Malnutrition In Boarding Schools
Tshering Tobgay points to the recent deaths of two students of a boarding school in Bhutan due to chronic vitamin deficiency. Depriving children of essential micro-nutrients is an atrocious crime, the blogger says.
Angola: Documentary “Death Metal Angola”
New York-based producers of a documentary called “Death Metal Angola”, about the emerging metal scene in Angola and a rock festival in the city of Huambo, are raising money for post-production costs on crowdfunding platform IndieGogo. The film's tagline: “The hardest hardcore is Angolan hardcore.”
China: Old propaganda for a new era
China Media Project explains how an old icon, Lei Feng, has been reused recently in the new round of propaganda campaign by the education department.
Colombia: Film Festival Award Goes to Indigenous Film
The Cartagena International Film Festival [es] awarded one of its India Catalina awards in the category of New Creators in Short Films to the documentary short Mu Drua (My land) by Mileidy Orozco Domicó of the University of Antioquia [es]. The documentary, in the Embera tongue, follows the struggles of...
Global Voices Podcast: Remembering Our School Days
In this edition we’re going back to school! From extreme teaching on the Niger River, to the fondest or most memorable educational moments of Global Voices contributors around the world. Plus: How Ethan Zuckerman learned to type so fast.
Jamaica: Overhauling the Education System
“Don’t you think we ought to use the classroom to create a safe place for self-discovery and learning, coupled with enthusiasm and fun?” Ruthibelle thinks that the country needs “an education revolution.”