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January 2009

For Future and Current Bloggers: Editorial Responsibility and Ethics

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This open participation by all calls for honesty and courtesy. This blog must remain a forum for cordial and constructive discussions, even if certain topics generate controversy! This is why Youthink! is counting on you to comply with its editorial and ethical guidelines.

Youthink! Blog: Editorial and Ethical Guidelines

Youthink! assumes editorial responsibility for this blog and therefore makes all decisions regarding the publication of texts.

Tricks and tips, practical advice and good manners for commenting on blog posts

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• A fundamental principle: think about your target audience.

• Before submitting a question, ensure that it is relevant to the topic of the post …

• Use block capitals only when necessary. BLOCK CAPITALS GIVE THE IMPRESSION THAT YOU ARE SHOUTING and discourage people from responding.

• Use your real name and avoid posting anonymous comments

• When you respond to another comment, it may be useful to quote a portion of the original text to facilitate comprehension.

Intro

Hello readers,

I’ve been blogging on my personal site (www.natedownthere.blogspot.com) for the past few years, reflecting on my experiences working and living in Angola, Chad and Myanmar, and traveling to a number of other countries, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda and Haiti. I’ve written about my life in Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as topics related to international development and global health.

Introduction to My Blog

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Hi everyone and welcome to Youthink! I'm excited to be part of the Youthink! blog, which I hope will be a wonderful way for all of us to share our ideas of how we see, and hopefully can shape, the world around us. I’ve been blogging on international politics, economics, and development on my personal site (http://blog.zzzeitgei.st/) with young scholars for some time. With my training in anthropology and development, much of my work and research is focused on issues facing young people throughout the world.

Climate Change: Contests, Conferences and more

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The biggest annual event on climate change recently took place in Pozna?, Poland. The goal of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) was to get participating countries to agree on a concrete plan of action, and pave the way toward reaching an agreement, so that the next meeting, in Copenhagen in December 2009, could bring negotiations to a close.