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Global Voices: Daily Digest - Monday Sep 5 2011

Published: Tue 6 Sep 2011 02:14 PM
Monday, September 5, 2011
Pakistan: Empowering Youth for a Better Tomorrow
Institute of Peace and Secular Studies is a humble, community youth organization in Lahore, Pakistan which aims to empower Pakistani youth and encourage them to face up to today's challenges so they can shape a better future for tomorrow. read>>
Chile: 'Influential' Twitter Users Have Lunch with the President
On August 24, the same day that the Worker's United Central of Chile called for the first day of a national strike, President Sebastian Piñera invited 15 influential Twitter users to have lunch in La Moneda -the presidential place- to hear their opinion and to discuss current national issues. The meeting caused controversy over issues such as the real popularity of these Twitter users and the chosen date. read>>
China: "Free Lunch" for Rural Students via Micro-Donations
The wealth gap between China's urban and rural regions has badly skewed China's education. Due to lack of funding, rural students in China are disadvantaged by systemic problems in areas like teaching, management, infrastructure and educational resources. In the poorest regions, even feeding school children so they have enough energy for learning can be a real challenge. read>>
Lebanon: What Will be the Fate of Lebanese Prisoners in Syria?
Far from the daily protests in Syria calling for an end to the 40-year regime of President Bashar Al-Assad, a group of mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters in downtown Beirut, Lebanon have held a permanent sit-in in a small tent since April 2005, calling for the return of their loved ones from Syria. read>>
Blog Carnival: Nicaragua - Migration
Global Voices in Spanish has the pleasure of announcing a new edition of its Blog Carnival. This time we invite bloggers and netizens in or from Nicaragua to participate by blogging about the topic of migration. Find out how, when and where you can participate or get involved. read>>
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