· August, 2006

Stories about Youth from August, 2006

China: Two tales of a boy's death

  3 August 2006

On July 16, well-known and outspoken political commentary writer Liao Zusheng's (廖祖笙) son Liao Mengjun (廖梦君) is surreptitiously called from summer vacation back to his school to pick up his junior high graduation certificate and, according to one account, within minutes after arriving is found dead on the pavement next...

Bangladesh: social justice

  3 August 2006

Pamela, a British expatriate at Dhaka Diary experiences the heartless beating of a young man (alleged of a crime) by an unruly mob. Dhaka has seen more such incidents of mob lynching in recent days.

Iran: Watch Iranian daily life in a blog

Paris Marashi is shooting video of her experiences in Iran and creating shorts, interactive installations, and/or videoblogs using the footage from her experiences and the experiences of others. In her blog we read and see about having fun in Northern Tehran coffee shops or we find out how to rid...

Information Access in Russia; Hospice Work in Ukraine

  2 August 2006

Marina Litvinovich – LJ user abstract2001 and founder of PravdaBeslana.ru (Truth Of Beslan, a site that contains transcripts of Beslan-related trials as well as other information on the tragedy) – notes that it's significantly harder to ensure free access to information in Russia than it is in the United States...

Pakistan: Textbook change

  2 August 2006

Metroblogging Lahore reports that father of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's messages to the nation have been replaced by messages from current President Pervez Musharraf and Punjab Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi in almost all the latest editions of books approved and published by the Punjab Textbook Board. The Board chairman said the exclusion of Jinnah's messages was a human error and would be rectified soon.

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