July 27, 2005

NEWS: Terrorism: Leeds council sets up youth media schemes (UK)

Terrorism: Leeds council sets up media schemes
By - 27/07/05
Leeds City Council aims to combat fundamentalism in its community by launching youth video and magazine projects this week.

The council is diverting £80,000 into a youth-led community magazine and a video "diary room" project, Talking Heads, which will help young people share their feelings about the causes of fundamentalism.

The plans, which were decided on last week in reaction to the London suicide bombings, were drawn up by The Project, the Leeds division of the West Yorkshire Youth Association, which will be delivering the work over the summer in partnership with council youth workers.

Senior youth officer Maz Asghar said he had known the suspected ringleader of the London suicide bombers, Mohammad Sidique Khan, as a "rational" crime-diversion youth worker.

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