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10/08/2012

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.
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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.
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“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.”
10/08/2012

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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