All posts tagged with: Blogging Intern 2014

Farag Foda, the victim of freedom of expression

Posted November 5, 2014 no picture GHEBOULI Zinelabidine

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Article 19. Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. The universal declaration of human rights. At the beginning, I was confused! How can I write about someone who was assassinated because he believed in “freedom of expression”? It’s weird; actually, it’s sad to be killed because you thought...

Green Footsteps

Posted November 5, 2014 no picture Daanial Chaudhry

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Member since June 26, 2014
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You may have read the title and wondered what on earth I'm on about. But I'm worried; worried that we are slowly destroying our world. Global warming - the increased used of carbon by man which has exacerbated the greenhouse effect, is taking it's toll. Ice sheets are melting. Rivers are flooding. And temperatures are rising. Some might argue that all of the above are as a result of the earth's natural cycle of heating and cooling, known more commonly as climate change. But over 80% of scienti...

Others can and should inspire us

Posted November 4, 2014 Avatar maryb

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"I'll keep working hard every day to go and be a champion one day." That’s Simona Halep. And this is one of the many quotes I’ve enjoyed from her and which made me proud of her and determined. This week I decided to speak about this tennis player and her influence on me and my country. First of all, I want to present a little bit her life. Because maybe more than anything else, Simona is a woman, a human being and a fighter. She’s born on the 27th of September 1991 in Con...

How can we prevent Youth Unemployment?

Posted November 1, 2014 no picture Grace O

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Member since June 26, 2014
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Unemployment has always been a major issue for both the people and the government. There are millions of youth that neither have jobs nor are pursuing higher education, which leads to uncertain futures and negatively impacts their long-term employment prospects. So how can we deal with youth unemployment? Education This solution is an obvious one- more education leads to a better equipped and competitive workforce that is suitable for more jobs. However, education is a long-t...

My mixed feelings...

Posted November 1, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Recently, I got to know about a non-profit called Teach a man to fish. That’s a distinct name right? It reminds me about what perspective I believe development work, programmes and policies should take. I think development and social impact programmes and projects that seek to empower should be designed in such a way that the individuals and families affected can stand on their own or become self-sufficient afterwards. I mean it should be about teaching people to fish not just gi...

Children's Hackathon: innovation shapes children's lives

Posted October 31, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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Member since June 7, 2014
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  • Age 20

We can no longer turn a blind eye to a viral disease breaking out in distant West Africa; we can no longer ignore extremists terrorising the populations in the Middle East. We are long past the time where small communities lived in contentment with their local produce and found solace in the security of their confined collectives. We are no longer self sufficient, and as we find ourselves in the midst of globalisation the borders that divide us fade away. Our thoughts, actions and...

Achieving Food Security in Times of Crisis

Posted October 29, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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We observed “International Food Day” on 16th October. This year theme of the day was “Family Farming – Feeding the World, Caring the Earth”. Family farming helps in achieving food security by eradicating hunger, improving livelihoods, achieving sustainability etc. In this modern 21st century, sustainability of mankind is challenged by various problems like climate change, disease outbreaks (for example: Ebola), pollution, youth unemployment etc. However, the major &am...

Convention of the Rights and Responsibilities of the Child

Posted October 28, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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I had a read through the Convention on the Rights of the Child before writing this post and thought it was missing something. With rights comes responsibilities and that should be acknowledged in the Convention. It is correct that children should be have a right to a family, education, health care, free from torture and degrading treatment and protection from mental, physical and sexual abuse but what if children begin to rely on the word 'right' to escape their responsibility?...

Today, I voted for the first time in my life.

Posted October 28, 2014 Avatar Yosr Jouini

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  • Age 21

“Today, I voted for the first time in my life.” This was my first tweet on the 26th of October. Yes, today I voted for the first time in my life. Today, I practiced my voting right as a citizen and accomplished my duty to my country. I never thought I’d have mixed feelings on that day. I felt the pride, joy, satisfaction, worries, impatience… I felt the pain in my stomach and the smile on my face that I couldn’t (and didn’t want) to hide. In 2011, the first...

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