Archive for August 10th, 2012


UN Warns of Possible ‘Lost Generation’ Amidst Economic Crisis

Ahead of the International Youth Day, and amidst an economic crisis which has affected young people the most, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for greater and more meaningful inclusion of youth into decision-making processes around the world, while also warning of a possible “lost generation” if urgent measures are not put in place.

UN Warns of a Possible ‘Lost Generation’. Photo: UN

“Today’s generation of youth – the largest the world has ever known, and the vast majority of whom live in developing countries – has unprecedented potential to advance the well-being of the entire human family,” Ban said in a message for the Day, which falls on 12 August, the UN reported.
“The global economic crisis has hit youth the hardest, and many are understandably discouraged by rising inequalities. A large number have no immediate prospects and are disenfranchised from the political, social and development processes in their countries,” he said on 10 August. “Without urgent measures, we risk creating a ‘lost generation’ of squandered talent and dreams.”

Spain: More Than 8000 Journalists Lose Job Due to Crisis, Political Criteria

Human Wrongs Watch

By Cor Doeswijk (Screenshot: NOS) RNW* — More than 8000 Spanish journalists have lost their jobs over the past four years, mainly as a result of the economic crisis in Spain. But politics and the privitisation of public broadcasters are also playing a role.

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According to Aurelio Martin, the Vice President of the Federation of Associations of Spain’s Journalists, the crisis has led to a significant drop in advertising, causing many media organisations to see their revenues plummet.

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