First Person: The Colombian youth fighting for digital education for all

Ms. Rosas, a UN Young Leader, is the founder of El Origen, a foundation that provides at-risk youth with a second chance at education. O-lab, the app developed by El Origen, is adapted for indigenous students, who have some of the world’s lowest education attainment levels. In an interview with UN News, Ms. Rosas expressed […]

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Twitter and Facebook shut down accounts linked to youth conservative group’s misleading social media campaign

The steps from the social media giants come after The Washington Post reported that Turning Point Action had paid teenagers to flood the platforms with conservative talking points, which included disinformation and misleading claims. The campaign, the Post reported, functioned like a troll farm but had evaded disruption because it was carried out by humans […]

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De Blasio plans to move funds from NYPD to youth and social services to tackle ‘profound disparities’

New York will be shifting funds from the police to youth groups as part of reforms, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced, saying the Big Apple’s citizens “need to be reached, not policed.” “We committed to move resources from the NYPD to youth and social services as part of our City’s budget,” de Blasio wrote on […]

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Russian ‘Terrorists’ Training German Neo-Nazi Youth in Combat – Reports – The Moscow Times

Young right-wing extremists from Germany are receiving combat training from Russian white supremacists whom the United States has blacklisted as terrorists, Germany’s Focus news magazine reported Friday. The U.S. State Department branded the Russian Imperial Movement as a foreign terrorist organization in April, saying it runs two paramilitary training camps in St. Petersburg that have […]

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Quarantined With Family, Russia’s LGBT Youth Face New Struggles – The Moscow Times

For Sasha, a queer, non-binary person from Moscow, the clashes at home first started around age 13 or 14.  “It was basically made clear to me that I’ll never be accepted in my own family if I ‘keep having homosexual tendencies,’” Sasha, now 18, told The Moscow Times. For years they coped with the tension […]

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Russia could jail adults for 10 YEARS for encouraging youth to protest, according to proposed legislation

Russians who encourage minors to join protests may face 10 years in jail. The author of the new bill, an MP with the ruling United Russia party, believes rally organizers prey on youth “because they are the easiest to manipulate.” Under current law, the organizers of an unauthorized rally can be fined up to 50,000 […]

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