All posts tagged with: Blogging Intern 2014

Fed Up

Publicado 15 de septiembre de 2014 Avatar Christopher Onoka

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Se registró el día 14 de noviembre de 2013
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I recently watched a very interesting documentary film by the producer of An Inconvenient Truth called Fed Up that seeks to highlight the obesity epidemic in the US and the problems related to processed foods and their sugar quantity. Several important lessons can be learned from the documentary including but not limited to "all calories are not created equal", "calories in does not equal calories out" and "congress says pizza, french fries and tomato paste are all vegetables"....


INDIAN OCEAN SOCIALIST- LOCAL HERO TO MANY

Publicado 15 de septiembre de 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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Se registró el día 19 de junio de 2014
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LOCAL HERO: France Albert Rene A blog post will never do justice to this man but I will do my best to show why he is a local hero to many. Colonial era The Seychelles was a colony in both the French and English empire. The Seychelles had cinnamon, copra and vanilla plantations owned by the European ‘white’ masters and worked on by the slave ‘black’ population from East Africa and Madagascar. In 1835 slavery was abolished but the plantations continued. The m...


Who´s behind chilean fear?

Publicado 14 de septiembre de 2014 Avatar paola.suarez

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Se registró el día 13 de febrero de 2014
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Hi everyone! I´ve repeated several times and I guess it´s known how safe Chile is, and that´s one of the reasons why it´s international relations are stable and reciprocal in many cases. However something not commonly seen has been happening lately, bomb explosions have been taking place in public spaces of Santiago and Viña del Mar. Why is it controversial? Well, to make it simple, because Chile is the kind of county where this kind of thing doesn't happen and no one wo...


LGBT Rights in Asia

Publicado 13 de septiembre de 2014 no picture Grace O

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Se registró el día 26 de junio de 2014
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The recent wedding between a senior British diplomat to his male partner in Beijing has instigated a discussion over gay rights in China. You can read about it here. The couple's posting of their wedding on Chinese site Weibo was quickly shared more than 60,000 times. However many Chinese commentators took to Weibo and other social media websites to attack the couple. One said, “That country [Britain] is sick. It’s like the last days of Rome”. Another said that same-sex...


Youth inclusion in governance: #30PercentOrNothing vs. #30PercentForWetin

Publicado 13 de septiembre de 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Se registró el día 26 de junio de 2014
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Many Nigerians have, in recent months, decried the low level of participation of the youth in governance. The issue has become a trending topic both online and offline but this did not just happen in an instant. During a national conference earlier this year, a coalition of youths brought the issue to the fore. They affirmed that the estimated population of Nigerian youths, which constitute about 70 percent of the population, is twice the population of Ghana and more than the p...


FEMEN. Have you heard of it?

Publicado 11 de septiembre de 2014 Avatar Oksana Hirchak

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Se registró el día 6 de julio de 2014
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Have you heard about such an organization as FEMEN? I would like you not to have. I will explain why I wish that later. Let me introduce FEMEN for the beginning. It is “an international women’s movement of brave topless female activists painted with the slogans and crowned with flowers. FEMEN female activists are the women with special training, physically and psychologically ready to implement the humanitarian tasks of any degree of complexity and level of provocation. FEMEN...


CRC@25

Publicado 11 de septiembre de 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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Se registró el día 7 de junio de 2014
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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), is a treaty ratified by a almost all the countries in the world. It is distinctly clear that people and governments value the rights of their children, and are constantly involved in activities that facilitate children to realise their full potential through rights. In Sri Lanka, specific focus is given to various issues such as realising access to education and healthcare for children - in fact, access to educatio...


Adopting Global Warming

Publicado 9 de septiembre de 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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Se registró el día 28 de junio de 2014
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Decades of climate change brings risks that people will accept higher temperatures, with more heat waves, downpours & draughts as ‘normal’ & complicate government plans to do more to cut greenhouse gas emissions. “Because the last three decades have seen such a significant rise in global & regional temperature, most people under the age of 30 have not lived in a world without global warming,” told Michel Jarraud, Secretary General of UN World Meteorological...


Feminisms

Publicado 8 de septiembre de 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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Se registró el día 6 de junio de 2014
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Deviating from the prompt of '2 Lives 2 Miles Apart', this post examines two generalized views of today's mainstream feminist movement from different lenses, based off my experience with feminism in Malaysia (specifically, from a youth perspective). From this, we will come to discover what exactly people mean when they say there are feminisms, and how important it is to ensure our goals are compatible with each other in order to achieve them. - You are from an upper middle-...


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