Mahmoud Jabari, iEARN-Palestine alum

Mahmoud Jabari is a youth activist and advocate for peace and cross-cultural dialogue, and a Goodwill Ambassador for the Children of Peace organization. He was the youth representative of iEARN-Palestine. He started his journalism activism at the age of 13 when he began his own magazine called "Peace Seeds." Mahmoud worked as a freelance photojournalist in the Southern West Bank city of Hebron where he risked his life covering news stories until March 2011. He has reported for World Youth News and Al-Jazeera Talk. Many of his opinion articles where published in Harry's Place blog, Children of Peace News Desk, and the Playa Wire.

Mahmoud served as an elected Youth Mayor of the city of Hebron (2005-2008), and led many social initiatives, including Journalists for Change, which introduces youth to new-media tools and encourages social involvement through media.

He believes that youth from all cultures and nations are able to overcome political, religious and cultural borders, and become unified based their common dreams: to create the world in which they'd like future generations to live.