Are you aged 16-19? And interested in the media and young people’s issues around the world?
Be part of the One World Youth Jury and win a trip to London to visit TV channels and newspapers, and then choose the media that changes people’s minds
The One World Media Awards is a leading awards event in the UK. It’s open to… Continue
Added by Derek Thorne on December 14, 2010 at 13:36 —
As young people I highly doubt you have not heard, or in fact become enraged, at the latest headlines regarding the possible rise in university tutition fees. However, on the 10th of November NUS is arranging a demo in London against this decision and thousands of students will surely take to the streets to stand up for a decision which, despite not affecting them directly, is a student issue.
Now, I am currently Head Girl at my school; a school which prides itself on its… Continue
Added by Abbie Grace on October 25, 2010 at 11:00 —
Many earthquakes have occured. In MEDCs (more economically developed countries), they are better equipped to handle natural disasters; however, the poorer countries (LEDCs) are not. I wrote this article as if it were a year on from the 1995 Kobe earthquke to explain earthquakes and show how Japan… Continue
Added by Alisha Burman on September 4, 2010 at 15:40 —
Yesterday I came across a site, 'theburiedlife.com' that I found quite inspirational. It basically outlines the undertakings of a group of 4 friends who have written a list of 100 things they want to do before they die and have set about achieving each of them. Whilst some of them are personal such as ‘be a contestant on a gameshow’ or ‘scream at the top of your lungs’, some are very socially responsible such as ‘help build a house’ or ‘donate blood’. The website also encourages others to think… Continue
Added by Nusiba Taufik on July 29, 2010 at 18:16 —
You make think not turning off you lights or leaving the tap running while you are brushing your teeth is not important. However doing this you can affect the climate. To learn how to change for the better and save our
planet, read these 10 quick ways to save the environment…
1.Reduce, Reuse, And… Continue
Added by Paige Patrick on June 17, 2010 at 20:11 —
It strikes me that young people often feel alienated by the depth of global issues, often feeling like they cannot relate to international topics or that they are powerless in decision making processes. Continue
Frustratingly, when we are asked for involvement in any events as important as
the G8 and G20 summits, we are often treated like photo opportunities. But this
year’s UK delegation going to My Summit, a youth summit running parallel…
Added by Maherunesa Khandaker on June 14, 2010 at 20:30 —
I wish I could say I was surprised at the latest cold-blooded murder of 19 peace activists by Isreali marines. I really do. But when I heard the news I just added this to the 100's of other war crimes and violations of international law that the Isreali State has committed over the past 62 years. Not only was this tantamount to a declaration of war against Turkey (most of the victims were Turkish) This attack by the Isreali navy occurred in international waters against neutral vessels, thus… Continue
Added by Harry Naio on June 2, 2010 at 13:16 —
Its under two weeks till the FIFA World Cup begins. As you probably know, this year, for the first time, it is being held in South Africa and you might have heard of all the preparations which are going on in the country. One of which is disgraceful.
The government is trying to spruce up the image of the urban areas which visitors are going to see. But their plans include:
Moving poor from the streets and from illegal squatter camps… Continue
Added by Sienna Somers on June 1, 2010 at 17:51 —
Developed by the Young Foundation, UpRising's mission is to open pathways to leadership for talented young adults from diverse backgrounds and to equip them with the skills, knowledge, networks, confidence and power to transform their communities and Britain for the better.
The part-time programme runs over the course of one year for young adults aged 19-25 who live, work or study in the London… Continue
Added by UpRising on May 27, 2010 at 14:30 —
In my second year of studying History I will be studying the Catholic Church, in its capacity as a universal religion and how it came to be in such a prominent position in such a short space of time. It was the very first universal religion, it covers every continent and has billions of members. Therefore, it has a very powerful hold over many people and not just its members.
I was brought up in an Irish Catholic family, I attended mass every Sunday up until the age of 8… Continue
Added by Denise Donnelly on May 13, 2010 at 19:30 —
Oxfam is looking for people aged 16-18 to join Youth Boards in Manchester,… Continue
Added by Emily Dawson on May 11, 2010 at 11:22 —
I apologise for my lack of activity but I've been whipped up into the mad world of electioneering and I'm out on across Scotland everyday campaigning in the election.
My own role aside, I want to say that there is just over a week until the election. This is one of the most unpredictable elections ever, with lots of new factors affecting who might be Prime Minister in just over a week. What is important is that you vote. At each election about 60% of people vote, which… Continue
Added by Lewis Gordon Miller on April 27, 2010 at 22:05 —
I was recently reading an article about the teaching of sexual education in schools with regards to different religous views. In particular, this article referred to the many complaints from the Christian parents of students at several junior schools. The issue they raised against the teaching of basic sexual education to their children was that it "perverted basic christian virtues". Now, I am not a Christian so therefore may be misinterpreting something here, but I cannot understand how… Continue
Added by Abbie Grace on April 11, 2010 at 22:58 —
In lieu of the impending election, I've decided to deconstruct the policies of the conservative party, given that I disagree with them the most out of the big three parties, sorry any supporters :P
1) “Abolishing tax on new jobs created by new businesses within the first two years of a Conservative government.” This is yet another attempt by the conservative party to appeal to the Continue
British public by promising tax cuts without fully explaining…
Added by Harry Naio on April 11, 2010 at 19:24 —
Unlike a greenhouse, the Earth does not have a layer of glass over it! Instead, molecules in our atmosphere called greenhouse gasses absorb the heat. Greenhouse gasses include water vapour, methane, ozone, nitrous oxide, and carbon dioxide. There may not be much of some of these gasses in our atmosphere, but they can have a big impact. Each greenhouse gas molecule is made of three or more atoms that are bonded loosely… Continue
Added by Alisha Burman on April 9, 2010 at 10:00 —
A survey was taken, by the Brazilian government, between August 2006 and July 2007, about the decrease of Brazilian rainforests. They realised in that time 2.7 million acres disappeared. Actually, they didn’t disappear because we all know what happened to them. Right? THEY WERE CUT DOWN! To put that into terms we know, that’s the equivalent of four football pitches being destroyed every minute in just Brazil. This affected animals and insects obviously as that’s their natural habitat but also… Continue
Added by Alisha Burman on April 9, 2010 at 9:45 —
This is a quick post to all. If you want to vote at the coming election (which I'm sure you all do. If you don't expect a knock on the door and a 6 foot 2 Lewis Miller screaming) then you have to make sure you are registered.
You need to be registered so they can check your name off when you are given the ballot paper.
If you want to check you are registered or even register now go to… Continue
Added by Lewis Gordon Miller on April 5, 2010 at 10:48 —
okay so for some time now i have been thinking about this and why is there so much animal cruelty, whats really the point in hurting a defenless creature and what do you get out of it, a sense of leadership because you can not get it anywhere else, scientists say that animals don't have all the emotions a human has but since when does that make it ok to test products on them they we are then going to use, theres no need for them to suffer so we can be ok as a life is a life regardless of… Continue
Added by lauren hart on April 2, 2010 at 19:32 —
Sign up two friends to Write Here, Right Now and win £20 worth of Odeon vouchers!
Been looking forward to watching Kick Ass, Clash of the Titans or Eclipse at a movie theatre near you this summer? Well, we think you should go to the cinema on us!
Write Here, Right Now are now offering Odeon cinema vouchers to members, just for signing up your friends!
Winning your vouchers is easy – all you have to do… Continue
Added by Live Futures on April 1, 2010 at 16:31 —
Recent global estimates suggest that 12.3 million people are trapped in modern day slavery. Arguably of all forms of slavery, commercial sexual exploitation of children is one of the worst, and it is believed that of the 1.39 million people trapped in forced sexual labour, 40-50 per cent are children. Countries that have had a long reputation for child prostitution such as Thailand are finally succeeding in… Continue
Added by Maherunesa Khandaker on March 31, 2010 at 21:59 —