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ANHRI launches Arabic citizen journalism newspaper

Young Arabic bloggers reach out to older generation with citizen journalism
Young Arabic bloggers reach out to older generation with citizen journalism

via ANHRI

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) launched the first Arabic citizen newspaper, "Wasla", on 1 April in Cairo. The publication will be edited by young bloggers and driven by content from hundreds of Egyptian and Arab blogs and online media to "reflect the spirit of the Internet world on paper."

The name "Wasla" means "link" as the newspaper intends to play a critical role in bridging the gap between young bloggers and an older generation of politicians, media and national figures who are not using electronic media as much.

The first issue in print includes: diaries of a lesbian blog, book banning, and prisons in Morocco. "They address topics in defiance to all traditions and stereotypes. They are determined to claim their full right to expression and opinion," said ANHRI.

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