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· May, 2012

Stories about Youth from May, 2012

21 May 2012

French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique: Ministers Appointed for Skills or as Tokens?

With a great majority of voters for candidate Hollande in the French presidential elections hailing from the overseas regions, French-Caribbean bloggers were impatient to see which French Guyanese, Martinican or...

19 May 2012

Macedonia: Graffiti Art in “Times of Revived Antiquity”

A short documentary on the Macedonian graffiti scene within the context of the state-sponsored art/construction boom, made by two female scientists and bloggers, has been shown at the renowned archeological...

18 May 2012

Video: Capacity Building in Rising Voices Media Training

In the border between Burma and Thailand, the Rising Voices grantee project Karen Border News has launched their audio podcast workshop. In this short film, the students of the radio...

Trinidad & Tobago: Laws for LGBT Too

Russia: The RuNet's Enduring Tomatoes & Tusovki

RuNet Echo

To a casual observer, the RuNet and the Russian protest movement seem current and contemporary. It is easy to forget, however, that the core of the RuNet and the protests...

17 May 2012

Georgia: No Sex and the City

Georgia: LGBT Activists Attacked by Orthodox Religious Group

Marching to mark the 17 May International Day Against Homophobia, LGBT activists were blocked and assaulted by a group of Orthodox Christians in Tbilisi, the Georgian capital. Mirian Jugheli reports.

16 May 2012

Argentina: Transforming a Neighborhood Through a Cultural Shed

The Piedrabuenarte Cultural Shed in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina is transforming the neighborhood through culture, arts and citizen media. Formerly a warehouse for discarded scenery and sets for...

Indonesia: Lady Gaga's Concert Permit Denied

After being pressured by conservative politicians and hardline groups, which branded Lady Gaga as a devil worshiper, the Indonesian police announced that it won't issue a permit to the highly...

15 May 2012

Kyrgyzstan: Can a Blogger be the Fourth Branch of Government?

Ilya Karimdjanov is a pest. Armed with a camera, a question and the most popular blog on Kyrgyzstan's most popular blogging platform, Kloop.kg, he is a one-man citizen media machine,...

Costa Rica: The Circus that Saves Children's Lives

To the south of Costa Rica lies the town of Perez Zeledon, home to the Fantazztico Circus that is giving children and youth in the region a chance to stay...

14 May 2012

Kenya: To Pay or Not to #PayInterns?

Kenyan tweep @RobertAlai started a lively debate on Twitter on 14 May, 2012 about the need for companies to pay interns. He argued that using interns without pay is a...

Kenya: #PayInterns Trending

12 May 2012

Algeria: Low Turnout in Legislative Elections

On May 10, Algeria's first legislative elections since the start of the Arab uprisings were held. Many people expressed their disillusionment with the current political system by not voting.

11 May 2012

Turkey: Outrage at Sentencing of Scarf Case Student

On May 11 Cihan Kirmizigul, an engineering student at Galatasaray University in Istanbul, was sentenced to 11 years and 3 months in jail, accused of firebombing a building - but...

Armenia: NGOs Condemn Arson Attack on Gay-Friendly Bar

10 May 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: SEA “Ordeal”

Venezuela: Video ‘Caracas, City of Farewells’ Sparks Discussion on Emigration

It only took a matter of days before the Venezuelan blogosphere heaped an avalanche of criticism and mockery on the video documentary "'Caracas, ciudad de despedidas" ("Caracas, City of Farewells")....

9 May 2012

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Stunned by Suicides

Trinidad & Tobago: Three Score and Ten

Two Trinidadian bloggers - one living on island and the other a member of the diaspora - have come to the difficult realisation that their parents are growing old. In...

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