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iEARN Coordinators support World Youth News (WYN) Reporter

March, 4 2011

On February 25, 2011, Mahmoud Jabari, World Youth News (WYN) reporter, and iEARN-Palestine Youth Representative, was arrested during a demonstration in his hometown of Hebron. Mahmoud was covering the protests as a reporter for Al Jazeera Talk. The WYN team, along with many national coordinators, youth, and educators in iEARN, and many other organizations who know of his work in peace, reconciliation and journalism programs, advocated for his release through letters of support, including a joint statement of support made by iEARN-USA, along with Seeds of Peace, PBS NewsHour Extra, Peace it Together, Daniel Pearl Foundation and Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation. Mahmoud was released on March 2, 2011.  Read about Mahmoud on lensforchange.weebly.com and see a recent video produced by him that was shown at the UN Security Council.

" We -the youth- are able to be stronger than all kind of borders that get us away from listening and understanding each other by getting over the stereotypes certain people want to us to hold. Global understanding starts from understanding our needs, challenges, and the most important our human soul that gathers us for united efforts toward a peaceful world. "

-- Mahmoud Jabari on 15/05/2008 during  Press Conference for him before leaving his position as the  youth Mayor for the city of Hebron. 

 

Related links >

International Press Institute, "Israel Releases Palestinian Journalist after Six Days in Detention:
Reporter Should Never Have Been Arrested, Says IPI
," Naomi Hunt, Press Freedom Adviser