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Global Covid-19 project gets started

Updated: Jun 10


News Decoder reporter Dylan Carlson-Sirvent covers the how, the why and the who of the first Global Youth & News Media non-prize initiative: the World Teenage Reporting Project > COVID-19.


The project aims to amplify the work of teenage journalists around the world who do stories about their peers who are helping during the pandemic.


The story also put a spotlight on the work of the Ndlovu Youth Choir of South Africa, which filmed a joyful video showing how to safely wash your hands during the COVID-19 pandemic


News Decoder is a global educational news service that helps young people learn about the world’s biggest issues through content production and borderless conversation about important matters of the day.


It has a network of schools in ten countries: China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Italy, Jordan, Spain, South Africa,Tunisia and the United States.


It is is the main media partner for the project and a partner in the Global Youth & News Media Prize.


"Youth around the world are suffering hardship and loss from COVID-19, just as their elders are," said News Decoder founder Nelson Graves. "News Decoder is honored to participate in the World Teenage Reporting Project and to help set the record straight by highlighting young people’s contributions to combating the disease and preparing for a better world once the pandemic is under control. The young will inherit the earth, and News Decoder wants to do its part in helping prepare them to assume leadership roles.


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For more information about the project, contact Dr. Aralynn McMane, director, Global Youth & News Media.




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