Media projects help Moldovan youth offenders
By Tatiana Tibuleac
The UN Secretary-General?s Study on Violence against Children is a landmark effort to provide a detailed global picture of the nature, extent and causes of such violence and act to prevent it. The final report is being presented to the General Assembly. Here is the fifth in a series of related stories.
LIPCANI, Moldova, 11 October 2006 ? The Minors' Penitentiary in Lipcani, Moldova looks like, and is, a harsh place. It is the only youth penitentiary in the country.
Security is tight and the fence is high. Young men behind the wire sit and smoke. They look hardened, even in their youth. But their faces lighten when they talk about their newspaper and their radio station.
FULL ARTICLE AND VIDEO AT http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/moldova_36138.html
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