All posts tagged with: youth media

Is it controversial? - LGTB rights

Posted September 8, 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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  • Age 14

"Dude that's so gay" When did phrases like this become an insult? Have you ever been called "faggot" or "fag"? When and why did people make this a degrading term? When did being gay become an illness or an abnormality? Why do people go against gay rights? I believe it's because of one thing and it's total ignorance. Some may take it on the religious side but Pope Francis said : What am I supposed to do, if a son of God comes seeking help and he's gay? Am I supposed to turn th...


7th World Summit on Media for Children

Posted August 30, 2014 Avatar tomJr

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  • Age 11

Did you know that the 7th World Summit on Media for Children is coming up soon? It will take place from 8-10 September 2014 in Kuala Lumpur. Anybody from the VOY community going there? Let us know! Read more at http://www.wsmc2014.org/


Is smoking fair?

Posted August 29, 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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  • Age 14

This week im doing something a bit different, I'm going to write a poem, I decided to write a poem because I see a lot of articles and thought this would be contrasting. Is smoking fair? You light a cigarette And your lungs cry out Is smoking fair? You breathe in the cigarette While her parents cry out She's hooked up to a breathing machine Is smoking fair? You exhale the smoke She struggles She cant breathe Her lungs collap...


Zambian Chidren's Climate Conference 7 underway

Posted August 27, 2014 Avatar Brighton_EduConnect_Zambia

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The Zambian Children's Climate Conference 7 (ZCCC7) training of trainers kicked off yesterday in Zambia's Capital, Lusaka, with 50 child climate ambassadors drown from all the 10 provinces of Zambia taking part. The conference aims at building and grooming a new generation of youth ethical and visionary leaders from different social backgrounds, bringing them together to share ideas, identify ,and devise solution to the most pressing environmental issues in their respective communi...


What is being Human in my opinion?

Posted July 25, 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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I've asked many people what being human means. I've asked young,old,teens 98% of them don't share the same definition as me. So, what is being human to me? Being human I believe, is not being only flesh and bones. See for me being human consists of many things. One of them being sensible. Being sensible of others pain, being sensible to problems. Being aware. Being aware for me is knowing what is happening in the world, is caring about what's going on, being aware is knowi...


Mental illness is real and it it just as difficult as other illnesses

Posted July 22, 2014 Avatar Jianne Soriano

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In honor of this year's theme, 'Mental Health Matters' for the International Youth Day on August 12 2014; I decided to speak out about this topic that is so dear to my heart. I think that it's time indeed to end mental health stigma. In Hong Kong alone, 1 in 3 people are suffering from some sort of mental disorder according to a SCMP (a local newspaper) article dated 2012. Around 200,000 people in Hong Kong are estimated to have a severe mental illness and suicide rates gas becom...


Life as an ethnic minority youth

Posted July 22, 2014 Avatar Jianne Soriano

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Even if I'm a permanent resident of Hong Kong or even if I can still be considered as a Hong Konger by some people because I was born it, it still doesn't feel right to call this city "My Home." Like many of my fellow ethnic minorities, we are still stuck under that label. We are still part of the minority. For many, we should be thankful because we are given some "privileges" and get to enjoy the same rights as local residents. But my point in the matter is, being an EM student...


"Be yourself! No, not that way" - Society

Posted July 18, 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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We have come a long way in many aspects, technology, medicine, architecture, biodiversity etc. Something that has not changed is the lack of toleration. This generation is "more open minded" than the ones before. That's partly true, see this generation is extremely diverse, and with that diversity many ways of thinking appear. Many times those ways of thinking clash. That leads to conflict and disagreement. This generation has been in a way forced to grow up before time, se...


School furniture

Posted July 11, 2014 Avatar tomJr

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Great story here! We produced this film in Derventa, a small city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in late 2011. It was a "protest video" in a way to tell the local authorities and the school administration that the school furniture was so old and squeaky that it was almost impossible to learn and study on it. Now, today we learned by chance that the school administration has replaced the old furniture. That's positive change! It's about enabling children to study in a decent learning en...


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