Najia Arrihani via Crowdrise
December 28, 2011
BENEFITING: GLOBAL GIRL MEDIA
I discovered Global Girl Media this year while following Arab Spring. Their coverage on developments in Morocco (where I was born) has been phenomenal! The girls did a fantastic job providing insights from within, which were often neglected by mainstream media. Needless to say I became a huge fan and would like to take this opportunity to help them raise awareness and hopefully raise some cash. Please help me support them in their noble effort, inspiring and empowering young girls around the world, to develop their skills and pursue their dreams for a brighter future. Thanks in advance! :)ce
GlobalGirl Media is dedicated to empowering high school age girls from under-served communities through media, leadership and journalistic training to have a voice in the global media universe and their own futures.
GlobalGirl Media grew out of a coalition of women broadcasters and journalists from around the world who recognized that much mainstream reporting focuses on flash points of violence, celebrity or disaster, while the everyday experience and voice of the invisible majority, particularly young women, passes silently under the radar. With the explosion of social media networking and user-generated content on the web, the fact remains that this media is only open to those who have access to these technologies, leaving many youth, especially young girls in at-risk or impoverished communities, falling hard into the digital divide.
GlobalGirl Media seeks to address this disparity by supplying the equipment, education and support necessary to help young women become digital and blog journalists, bringing their own unique perspective on their lives, their communities and world events to the global web and social media community.