Continuing its exploration of digital activism from last week, the Digital Natives Reporters in the Field series turns its microphone over to Esra’a Al Shafei of Bahrain, the 21-year-old director of student-owned MideastYouth.com. MideastYouth.com is "an independent network that promotes constructive dialogue and understanding within the Middle East and North Africa."
Without further ado, here is "Mideast Youth: Providing platforms for public voice" as presented on the the Digital Natives blog:
This week’s “Digital Natives Reporters in the Field” series turns the microphone over to Esra’a Al Shafei of Bahrain, the 21-year-old director of student-owned MideastYouth.com
The mission of MideastYouth is “to inspire and provide young people
with the freedom and opportunity of expression, and facilitate a fierce
but respectful dialogue among the highly diverse youth of all sects,
socio-economic backgrounds, and political and religious beliefs in the
Middle East.” MideastYouth.com fights for social change with podcasts, blogs, social networks, and online video.
In this podcast, Esra’a talks about the ability of the internet to empower minorities with a voice, the mission of MideastYouth.com, and the change it has sparked in the world.
Stay tuned for more Reporters in the Field episodes that, by doing
and creating, explore the themes of the Digital Natives project and of
John Palfrey and Urs Gasser's just-published Born Digital. And join in the exploration by commenting in text or video on the Digital Natives blog or YouTube channel.
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