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· July, 2012

Stories about Youth from July, 2012

16 July 2012

Iran: Is the State Afraid of a 13-Year Old Girl?

An Iranian security court created a stir recently by banning foreign travel for jailed human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh’s husband and their 13-year-old daughter, Mehraveh Khandan. Nasrin Stoudeh has been...

15 July 2012

Lebanon: Interview with the “Brofessional Review”

Nine months ago, a group of graduates teamed up to start a blog tackling everything related to design called “Brofessional Review”. Now, with more than 100 reviews in their archive,...

12 July 2012

Russia: Sveta from Ivanovo to NTV

Africa: Social Media Skills for African Youth With Disabilities

African youth with disability around the continent took part in a social media workshop in Dakar, Senegal early this month. The workshop was organized by Disability Right Initiative and Open...

11 July 2012

Uganda: Nodding Disease Denying Children Their Future

James Propa shares photos and YouTube videos of the effects of nodding disease in Uganda. Nodding disease is a mentally and physically disabling disease that mostly affects children. It is...

10 July 2012

St. Lucia: Making Music

Uzbekistan: ‘National’ Social Network Not Quite a Facebook Clone

Youface, the "national" social networking service launched in Uzbekistan, has been criticized by some netizens as a "bad copy" of Facebook. Yet, the service which reportedly aims to "boost patriotism"...

Madagascar: Enjoying the 2012 Africa Cup of Rugby

Madagascar is hosting the Confédération Africaine de Rugby (CAR) Championship Division 1B competition from July 4 to 11. The other nations in the group are Morocco, Namibia and Sénégal. While...

9 July 2012

Venezuela, Japan: ‘Estudiantina Komaba’ Music Bridges ‘Distant’ Countries

Have you ever wondered what interests Venezuelans and Japanese could have in common? If manga and sushi were your first guess, we invite you to explore how Japanese musicians have...

8 July 2012

Hong Kong: New “Red” Elementary School Curriculum Flames Concern

Under pressure from mainland China, Hong Kong's elementary schools have to start a new curriculum on "national education." Recently revealed, its module on the "China model" is full of political...

3 July 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: Parenting vs. Career

Syria: Defection of General Manaf Tlas A Blow to Assad

The news of Brigadier General Manaf Mustapha Tlas' defection causes a vocal reaction from supporters and the opposition in Syria's streets and on Facebook. Rami al-Hamis summarises the response for...