· September, 2009

Stories about Youth from September, 2009

Philippines: Living with HIV

  3 September 2009

Blogs are increasingly being used in the Philippines to narrate the personal struggles of young Filipinos who tested positive with HIV. This promotes conversation among young people and it helps spread awareness about the reality of HIV/AIDS in the country.

Trinidad & Tobago: Irresponsibility or Truth?

  2 September 2009

The debate over the decision of a local daily to publish a photo of a dead baby on its cover rages on – Trinidad and Tobago News Blog re-publishes the paper's response to the firestorm of criticism, while kid5rivers says: “The decision to run with it was the Editor's –...

Azerbaijan: Protest rap

  2 September 2009

My Frontline Club blog looks at the emergence of socially and politically conscious rap in Azerbaijan in support of democracy and freedom in the country as well for detained video blogger youth activists Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli who face trial this week in Baku.

Trinidad & Tobago: Sensationalism

  1 September 2009

Survivein’ Trinidad is appalled by the decision of a local newspaper to publish on its front page a photograph of an infant who was killed in a car crash: “It was insensitive, sensationalist and IT IS NOT JOURNALISM!!!!”

Jamaica, U.S.A., Canada: Health Care

  1 September 2009

Jamaican diaspora blogger Pamela Mordecai examines U.S. President Obama's health care plan and says of the controversial abortion issue: “If we truly want women not to have abortions, what we must do is create a social, economic, and moral context that will encourage them to keep their babies.”

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