Stories about Youth from November, 2011
South Korea: One out of Eight Pro-NK Sites Operated by Kids
Police report revealed people caught for publishing pro-North Korean photos and postings were elementary and middle school students eager to increase traffic to their websites, ‘Korea and the World’ wrote a commentary on the issue.
Colombia: Universities Continue Strike in Protest of Law 30
Colombian university students are still on strike in protest of a reform to Law 30. They argue the reform will privatize public universities, and emphasize they will not start classes until the bill is withdrawn from Congress.
Russia: Orphanage for Disabled Children Promo Clip Featuring U.N.K.L.E. Soundtrack
Dmitry Markov, photographer and a civil activist, presents “Volunteers,” a promo clip for the Orphanage for Disabled Children “Rostok.” Dmitry writes [ru] that he had first published a video using U.N.K.L.E.'s (British trip-hop music band) “Restless” track and only then asked for permission. He was both amazed and surprised to...
China: Three stereotypes of Chinese youth
Chen Chiafu from Ministry of Tofu posts a collection of funny pictures which reflect the three stereotype images of Chinese youth – the ordinary, the artistic and the idiotic.
Trinidad & Tobago: State to Take Action Against TV Station
With the Director of Public Prosecutions poised to take legal action against the TV station that aired footage of a child being assaulted, Gerard Best “think[s] we may be on the brink of a watershed moment in the history of our local media…because [the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago]...
Uzbekistan: New Law Forbids Alcohol Consumption in Streets and Parks
The president of Uzbekistan has approved a law regarding "the distribution and consumption of alcohol and tobacco products" which will come into force in April 2012. The law states that the consumption of alcohol in streets, parks and other public places is banned.
Trinidad and Tobago: Broadcast Crime Referred to Prosecutors
Gerard Best reports that the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago has referred the controversial matter of a TV station airing footage of a minor being raped to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Brunei's First Social Media Meet Up
Brunei's first social media conference successfully gathered the country's leading bloggers and netizens which showcased the prominent role of the internet in society. GV author Zul-Fadly was there to document the event and highlight the reactions of speakers and participants
South Korea: Photos of Rally Against Free Trade Agreement with U.S.
About 3,000 activists staged a demonstration in Seoul, South Korea, protesting against a recently signed free-trade agreement with the United States. South Korean citizen media consolidated photos by Korean Twitterers.