Mon 29.1 - Sat 3.2
In a region where free press and free speech are often suppressed, YaLa Young Leaders gives a voice to the youth of the Middle East and North Africa. While governments and physical borders aim to divide us, YaLa provides a bridge to the other side – building understanding through learning and sharing our experiences. Our online Citizen Journalism program has trained over 1,000 young people from the Middle East and North Africa in the fields of blog and article writing, and photo and video journalism. Participants come from all around the region – from Israel to Iran to Morocco, and everywhere in between. Here, we showcase some of our alumni’s work, giving a glimpse into the lives of real young people around the MENA region, and showing a side that the media doesn’t often portray.
To see more alumni work, visit www.yalapress.wordpress.com
For more information about our Citizen Journalism program, visit www.yalaacademy.org