Knight International Journalism Fellowships

Syria: New Online Network for Young Journalists

In the Middle East, bloggers and digital journalists are covering stories and sparking debates on topics avoided by mainstream media. Knight International created an online networking site in Syria that enables young reporters to share resources, experiences. Called Tawasul – Arabic for "connecting" – the network features multimedia stories, including photography, cartoons and animation, on social issues. Their stories focus on social issues such as maternal and child health, gender equality and religious tolerance. Led by Knight Fellow Mariam Sami, the project also received funding from the United Nations Development Programme.

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