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Teenage journalists from around the world did profiles of teens and of adults worthy of admiration who are making progress in the quest to get along despite differences that make some people the "other."
The project started on 16 November 2020, the UN International Day for Tolerance,  ended on 24 January 2021, International Day for Education.

THE SHOWCASE

MY

GrandmA

TEENAGE ACTIVIST

USA • PBS Newshour STUDENT

REPORTING LABS

 

A civil rights activist since her teenage years, Fannie Mae Barnes, offers some key advice to the youngest generation.

REPORTING BY Nairobi Williese Barnes

VIDEO [00:02:35]

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REFUGEE

cAMP

LESSONS

SOUTH AFRICA•FRANCE
African leadership academy•news Decoder

 Student reporter Varlee S. Fofana recalls how the diversity that surrounded him as a young child living in a West African refugee camp first came as a shock, then became normal.

HER

KNOCKOUT

PUNCH

USA • PBS Newshour STUDENT REPORTING LABS

How student reporter Oriandy Reyes gained acceptance – and victory – in the  boxing ring.

ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY
SARAH CREMER
 VIDEO [00:02:48]
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THIS TEACHER

HAS A WAY

WITH BULLIES

KYRGYZSTAN • Government school 3 Bishkek

It starts, and then teacher

Elena Vladimirovna

has a gentle

chat with the bully

and the parents.

REPORTING BY
Ayturgan OSMONALIEVA
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RBG

A KIND FIGHTER

USA • YR MEDIA

 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her legacy provide GenZ with a glimmer of hope.

REPORTING BY HALEY BOSSELMAN

DAD

REALLY IS

OKAY

UK • BBC YoUNG REPORTER

It turned out her father was not a superhero, but he was still okay as a regular guy. More BBC "Hear Me" stories here about growing up in the UK today.

REPORTING BY EMMA

 PODCAST [00:25:52]

NOTE: BBC does not reveal the last names of its Young Reporters

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FORHEr

THEWAYIS

EDUCATION

SPAIN • IES PADRE-MORET IRUBIDE

Bahija Chafik knew that it was education

that played a major role

in achieving any kind of acceptance

in the professional world, and now

she wants young people to believe

that for themselves.

REPORTING BY
YASSIN SAMOUE CHAFIk, HELENA González Velasco
& Arianna Berche Carranza

SINGER

Salutes

the flaws

that DEfine

us

USA • New York Times Learning Network • Poolesville High School

In this podcast and annotated report, learn the impact the singer LIZZO has had in helping audience members accept themselves -- and others -- as they are. At the request of The Learning Network, the reporter, a winner of its Student Review Contest, details how she wrote the story.

REPORTING BY
ELIZABETH PHELPS
 
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ROMA

CLASSMATE

SHOWs A WAY

TO EMPATHY

ROMANIA • OCTAVIAN GOGA NATIONAL COLLEGE

Cosmin, whose family is part of Sibiu's Roma community, shared the reporter's desk in school and taught her about tolerance.

REPORTING BY
Patricia CîRTOG
NOTE : The story is in Romanian. Use Google Translate to read in other languages

HIS SPACE

NOT YOURS

SPAIN • IES PADRE-MORET IRUBIDE

Juan Larreta works to raise awareness that parking in a space meant for handicapped people is just plain stupid.

REPORTING BY
Meriem Rouidjali Adoul

HOMEGIRL

CREATESA

ColorfuL

FUTURE

USA • MS. Magazine

 

Malavika Kannan (at left in photo with executive director Lu Lu) founded the Homegirl Project that shows the way into the political arena for young women of color

REPORTING BY
Sunaya DasGupta Mueller
in "The Future is MS."

THEMIND:

MAKING

DIFFEReNT

NORMAL

 

SPAIN • IES PADRE-MORET IRUBIDE

Counselor Raquel Pascual Echeverría

helps schools learn

how to support

the many ways students think.

REPORTING BY
Cristina LÓpez &
MONtse jimÉnez
IMAGE courtesy of elisa riva/pixabay
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THE FIRST EDITION?

How teens were helping

in the pandemic's early days

To combat the prevalent image of teenagers as a problem in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, teenage journalists in the first edition of the World Teenage Reporting Project covered the untold stories of how their peers were making a difference in 19 countries.

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