|By Tudor Lomas|
|Saturday, 28 April 2007|
Youth news TV can offer a realistic way of making a journalistic impact in countries where the prospects are otherwise pretty bleak.
Such news is often not taken seriously by the authorities; this gives a chance to slip beneath the radar and access a crucial and influential audience.
Shababnews is a locally-produced news offering in Arabic which cuts through the bland to offer quality reports on subjects such as child labour, recycling plastic bags and the curse of diabetes.
In Jordan 50% of the population is under 20 years old. Not only are they the future, but these young teenagers are de facto mentors for their younger brothers and sisters. In many families they help their parents and older relatives to decode a rapidly changing world.
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