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Press release: How youth editions are explaining the Middle East revolutions

Press release: How youth editions are explaining the Middle East revolutions

The unparalleled recent events in Tunisia and Egypt have offered newspapers a chance to make use of their youth pages and supplements to explain a complex situation.

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has gathered some examples from around the world.

"Newspapers, yes newspapers, are playing a leading role in providing explanatory journalism for children, who are just as interested and just as concerned about these events as their parents," said Dr Aralynn McMane, Executive Director of Young Readership Development at WAN-IFRA.
> A Luxembourg paper that put the events into the context of other anti-régime revolutions

>Stories from Lebanon about the Facebook link, the peril of burning tires and the crucial role of youth in the events.

> A Brazilian editorial page in the main paper that made sure children, too, could understand the message about why the press is vital in such a situation.

> French daily and weekly newspapers for children that expained the events and the countries to children as young as age 7.

> A Singapore paper that encouraged teachers to explore what would happen if such a protest emerged there.

> A German wire service that explained how journalists work and children live in Egypt.

For detailed descriptions of the projects please see here.


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Emma Goodman

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2011-03-03 10:41

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