Winning Projects 2010: Pursue Truth!

  • Winner

    JOIN Informed Youngsters

    In 2007, a group of 4 Mexican youngsters created JOIN – Jóvenes Informados, an e-magazine dedicated to citizen journalism that enables young people to share ideas about the issues that affect Mexico. What started as an ideal is now a well known weekly publication with a reach of 10,000 youngsters and a staff of 40 volunteers throughout the country. JOIN members share the belief that due to the apathy in the democratic life of Mexico, the first step towards the development of active citizens in the country’s political activity is to  inform well youth. And for that, Internet is the best...
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    Forgotten Diaries

    Forgotten Diaries (FD) online platform is bridging cultural, political and ethnic boundaries, bringing together the youth from neglected conflict zones to share their experiences and develop projects since July 2008. FD provides them possibility to make their voice heard in the media and through the media. They can report on their daily lives via a dedicated platform for the exchange of information and analysis of critical situations, expressing their right to peace while engaging their peers and the global audience into concrete action. The aim is to raise global awareness at the grass roots...
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    Social MDGs

    Social MDGs is the brainchild of a group of young social entrepreneurs looking to harness the power of social media to create a destination where students can follow in real time what people world wide are publishing about the United Nations and the MDGs. The web application allows users to instantly see content posted on social media sites such as Twitter, Youtube, and Wordpress. Users are able to click on the headline that interests them and are directed to the original location of the story. The idea began after the election in Iran when social media was a key factor in finding out how...
  • Runner-Up

    Pamir Times

  • Runner-Up

    Urban Journeys