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Kenyan youth demand change

April 11th, 2012, Comment & Analysis, Counterpoint

By Kennedy Kachwanya : From unemployment to public policy, Kenyan youth are turning to mobile phones and social networks to voice their concerns and encourage policy makers to address their needs.

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Indonesian youth in the post-1998 era of democratization

April 9th, 2012, Comment & Analysis, Counterpoint

May 1998 was a terrible and magical moment in the history of Indonesia’s youth movement.

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The Internationalization of Tahrir Square

April 4th, 2012, Comment & Analysis, Counterpoint

By Karim Kasim – In the last week of July, the United Nations held its High Level Meeting on Youth as part of the closing of the International Year of Youth 2011 in the General Assembly. This year was definitely a historic year that witnessed the massive mobilization and leadership of youth in the Arab world.

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Hope for Iran’s youth

April 2nd, 2012, Comment & Analysis, Counterpoint

The vast majority of political power in Iran today lies in the hands of old bearded men in robes and turbans, plus the minor exception of a short cartoonish-looking man with a penchant for provocation and Members Only jackets.

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Tunisia’s youth and their fight for the freedom of expression

March 28th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

In Tunisia, a new debate is taking shape. Now, regime shackles cast off, debate about Internet censorship has become significantly more subtle as youth vie for a free Internet while navigating tricky terrain.

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The Key is Youth Participation

March 26th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

When the Secretary General of the United Nations recently said that failing to invest in the one billion young people of the world “is a false economy,” he certainly had more in mind than just a useful business idea.

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