August 28, 2012

PROJECTS / RADIO: Media foster cross-cultural connections for Moroccans

“Three, two, one, record!” Melanie, a German student, and Bouchra, a Moroccan student, both in their 20s, are producing their first radio interview as they stand in front of their peers and members of civil society in a Marrakech community center. “What do you learn in school in Europe?” Bouchra asks Melanie. “Why are you studying philosophy in Morocco?” Melanie questions Bouchra.

It was an exciting moment for the young reporters, who were pioneering the international youth media project “We are the future of Morocco,” organized by the German non-governmental organization Radijojo World Children’s Media Network. In a world in which misunderstandings between the Arab world and the West abound, and youth voices in both regions often go unheard, Radijojo’s mission is to create media based youth empowerment as a source for free expression, intercultural dialogue and peace

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