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· April, 2012

Stories about Youth from April, 2012

17 April 2012

Zambia: On the Ban of Popular Cheap Spirit ‘Sachets’

Two years ago, a blogger called for the banning of the sale of very potent alcoholic spirits packaged in 60 ml sachets which have come to be known as “tujilijili”....

16 April 2012

Spain: Faces of the victims of the economic crisis

Tunisia: Book Readers to the Streets!

Following weeks of demonstrations in Tunis, a new event has been announced, called “L'avenue ta9ra”, or “The avenue reads”. The plan is for Tunisians to bring their books to Habib...

14 April 2012

Armenia: Support for Georgi Vanyan

Following the cancellation last week of a festival of Azerbaijani films in Armenia amid threats of violence, alternative voices online comment on the campaign targeting the organizer, peace activist Georgi...

This Week in the Caribbean Blogosphere

It has been another interesting week in the Caribbean blogosphere, with netizens discussing everything from crime to upcoming elections…

13 April 2012

Argentina: “I Don't Believe in Schools but I do Believe in Education”

Educacion Viva (Live Education) has released the first of their videos challenging traditional education systems, titled I Don't Believe in Schools but I do Believe in Education. In the subtitled...

Russia: Ilya Varlamov, Omsk's Blogger-Mayor?

RuNet Echo

In the city of Omsk, a local activist group has arranged online primaries for opposition candidates, in order to nominate one for the city's June mayoral election. Popular Muscovite photoblogger...

Cuba: Camila Vallejo and Yoani Sánchez

8 April 2012

Tunisia: Police Use Tear Gas and Batons to Disperse Jobless Protesters

On April 7, 2012 the Union for Unemployed Graduates staged a protest in downtown Tunis. When the protesters attempted to break a ban on demonstrating on Habib Bourguiba Avenue, the...

6 April 2012

Laos: Creative Minds Come Together to Produce Children's Programming

Is Basketball's Jeremy Lin the Light of Taiwan?

From a benchwarmer to an NBA player who led the New York Knicks to seven consecutive victories, Jeremy Lin's inspiring Cinderella story has incited “Linsanity” in Taiwan. All major newspapers...

Armenia: Straight to the village

With a GDP per capita estimated at just $5,400 in 2011, Armenia is one of the poorest countries in the former Soviet Union. The situation is particularly noticeable in the...

3 April 2012

Videos: Female Gendercide and Infanticide in India and China

Between India and China, 200 million girls have gone "missing" as parents abort female fetuses or kill and abandon baby girls. Several documentaries and reports cover this phenomenon, trying to...

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