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Journalist Jim Foley’s Life Inspires The Next Generation At Youth Journalism International

Journalist Jim Foley’s Life Inspires The Next Generation At Youth Journalism International

Click on the photo to enlarge it. We post this photo today in memory of James Foley, a gifted and brave American journalist who was brutally murdered last month by ISIS terrorists. Foley had been working in Syria in November 2012 when he was abducted. We want his family, friends and colleagues to know that his life inspires us at Youth Journalism International, which helps students worldwide, including in the most troubled places, to tell their … Read entire article »

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Monsoons Turn Lahore Into A Soggy City

Monsoons Turn Lahore Into A Soggy City

Arooj Khalid / youthjournalism.org A motorcyclist navigates a flooded road connecting the Shadman Colony to another part of the city of Lahore. By Arooj Khalid Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International LAHORE, Pakistan – Monsoons have always been a big deal in Pakistan. Every year during the summer, in the blazing heat, the people anticipate the heavy rains that will eventually result in cooler weather. But many … Read entire article »

My World Transformed When I Stepped Onto My New College Campus

My World Transformed When I Stepped Onto My New College Campus

Arooj Khalid / youthjournalism.org Students at Kinnaird College for Women in Lahore, Pakistan gather at the “big tree,” a focal point on campus, for academic and social activities. By Arooj Khalid Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International LAHORE, Pakistan – So after all the fun and enjoyment, summer is over. It’s time to pack up your school bags and get prepared to face reality. Last year I … Read entire article »

Don’t Let Your Disability Hold You Back

Don’t Let Your Disability Hold You Back

 By Sherry Sah Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International MANCHESTER, Connecticut, U.S.A. – You’re in control of your own destiny. Be the one to achieve your words. Look forward and not back. Stop looking back at the negative things you went through, no matter what life throws at you. Life is hard. Sometimes in life you have go through trials and tribulations to get where … Read entire article »

Best Advice For High School: Be Yourself

Best Advice For High School: Be Yourself

Nadia Rogovsky / youthjournalism.org The private school ORT Argentina  By Nadia Rogovsky Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – High school is a weird place to spend four years of your life, and on the very first day everyone is a nervous wreck, even the cool kids. To to help out a little bit, here are my personal tips: 1. Don’t forget who you … Read entire article »

#RememberingJim

#RememberingJim

  We post this photo today in memory of James Foley, a gifted and brave American journalist who was brutally murdered last month by ISIS terrorists. Foley had been working in Syria in November 2012 when he was abducted. We want his family, friends and colleagues to know that his life inspires us at Youth Journalism International, which helps students worldwide, … Read entire article »

No One Is Shaking Hands In Nigeria Now

No One Is Shaking Hands In Nigeria Now

By Linus Okechukwu Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International NSUKKA, Enugu, Nigeria – Gone are the days when we shook hands and hugged each other without trepidation, the days when handshakes during church services were a way of showing unconditional love for one another. Now we’ve transitioned into a new, harrowing phase of reality: no more handshakes. No hugs. Just wry smiles adorning the … Read entire article »

In Gaza, Life Itself Is The Cause

In Gaza, Life Itself Is The Cause

Salama S. Salama / youthjournalism.org A boy takes part in the celebration of the cease-fire in Khanyounis on Tuesday. By Ahmad Zaqout Reporter Youth Journalism International KHANYOUNIS, Gaza Strip – The poet Rumi wrote that the wound is the place where the Light enters. If that is so, Gaza today is flooded with light. The cease-fire came at 7 p.m. Jerusalem time Tuesday. It was the … Read entire article »

St. Louis Area Teens Want Peace

St. Louis Area Teens Want Peace

By Sydney Hallett Reporter Youth Journalism International OAKVILLE, Missouri – More than two weeks after a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, students in a neighboring suburb aren’t sure whether the riots that followed did any good. Students from Oakville High School, a mostly-white suburban high school in St. Louis only about a half-hour drive from Ferguson, … Read entire article »

Tears Flow In Gaza, But Of Happiness Over Cease-Fire Agreement With Israel

Tears Flow In Gaza, But Of Happiness Over Cease-Fire Agreement With Israel

By Dalia Al-Najjar Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International KHANYOUNIS, Gaza Strip – One hour before the long-term cease-fire agreement announcement: Cautious waiting. Wishful thinking. Everyone trying to summon up all the pain, all the sadness and all the anguish to sigh it out from our exhausted lungs. All the bewildered eyes gazing upon the TV screen, carefully listening to every word and those tentative words … Read entire article »

Safety Is Syrian School’s Biggest Challenge

Safety Is Syrian School’s Biggest Challenge

Ghazal Al Tabaa / youthjournalism.org The Little Village School outside of Damascus, Syria. In 2012, the school relocated to a new location inside the city for safety reasons. By Leen Othman  Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International DAMASCUS, Syria – The ministry of education in Syria has a key motto: We raise, then teach. It is a sentence that all teachers have reiterated to our ears over … Read entire article »

Journalist James Foley Put His Life On The Line For Truth And Deserves Our Respect

Journalist James Foley Put His Life On The Line For Truth And Deserves Our Respect

Journalist James Foley in Tripoli, Libya in August, 2011. Photo by Jonathan Pedneault, used with permission through the www.freejamesfoley.org website.   By Eli Winter Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International HOUSTON, Texas, U.S.A. – He risked his life for our news. I write this, sitting in a safe neighborhood in greater Houston, with headphones on and internet connected, far removed from any and all conflict, barring … Read entire article »

What If Your New College Friends Can’t Find Your Home Country On A World Map?

What If Your New College Friends Can’t Find Your Home Country On A World Map?

youthjournalism.org YJI reporter Evangeline Han on her arrival in the United States on August 13, 2013, after a 32-hour journey with little sleep. By Evangeline Han Reporter Youth Journalism International SHAWNEE, Oklahoma, U.S.A. – A year ago, I flew from my home in Melaka, Malaysia to the United States to go to college at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. I did not know a single person … Read entire article »

Photo Stop: Fisherman’s Bastion In Hungary

Photo Stop: Fisherman’s Bastion In Hungary

Dina El Halawany / youthjournalism.org A popular lookout spot, Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest, Hungary, draws a lot of tourists. YJI’s Dina El Halawany took this photo on a recent visit. *** Your tax-deductible contribution can help support this nonprofit at www.HelpYJI.org #call_to_action h4{padding:0px 5px;} … Read entire article »

The Bridge That Connects Buda And Pest

The Bridge That Connects Buda And Pest

Dina El Halawany / youthjournalism.org Spanning the Danube River and connecting Buda and Pest, the Chain Bridge was rebuilt after being damaged in World War II. Dina El Halawany / youthjournalism.org A view from a Danube River cruise of the Hungarian parliament building in Budapest. ***  Your tax-deductible contribution can help support this nonprofit at  www.HelpYJI.org #call_to_action h4{padding:0px 5px;} … Read entire article »