Category: YOUTH

As digital media advances, there is a growing need for younger revolutionaries and activists to push for democracy through journalism and by joining peaceful protests. ETCC recognizes the role that young activists play in their contribution to advocacy.

When ETCC was founded, we hosted youth development programs, in collaboration with groups such as EuroMed Youth. From 2004 to 2009, our organization sent more than 60 members from Syria to European and MENA countries for youth exchange programs. We provided training for youth journalists and citizen journalists in Syria, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, and Lebanon. Students were accommodated with housing near Syrian Universities on behalf of ETCC. Those very same students went on to become influential figures and role models during the Arab Spring across the Middle East, and they continue to report on humanitarian crisis issues.