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School Is Out, Facebook Is In: How Do Media Impact the Education and Career Paths of Youngsters in Developing Countries?

epa02567628 Egyptian protesters sit outside a window shop with the word 'facebook' marked on it as demonstrators are still gathered in a protest called 'Sunday of the martyrs', Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, 06 February 2011. Anti-government protests entered its 13th straight day in Egypt, as solutions were being mulled to bring about a power shift to end the country's political paralysis. Thousands of protesters slept in Cairo's central Tahrir Square, camping out in tents and defying a curfew, while many others streamed to the area in the morning, refusing to relent on their core demand that President Hosni Mubarak step down. EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA

26 June, 11:30 a.m., Annex
Hosted by
Deutsche Well (DW)

More than 1.3 billion people - one of every five people alive today - are adolescents aged 10 to 19, according to the United Nations Population Fund. About 85% of them live in developing countries.

Young people represent an enormous potential resource for most developing countries. Their educational achievements are key to the development of their countries. However, investment in education is still low in developing countries. This panel will explore questions such as: What role do media play in the education of a young population? What do youngsters in developing countries expect from the media? Do the media contribute to the education of young people?

This event is part of a series of panels and workshops hosted by DW Akademie. The series of events will highlight the potential impact of media, culture and education on media development cooperation, DW Akademie's core activity, from various perspectives. The series of panels and workshops aims to contribute to the improvement of professional media education and international media support strategies in light of demographic challenges and a fast-changing media environment.


Bukania, Christine
Student, International Media Studies, DW Akademie, Bonn, Germany

Didszuweit, Simon (Moderator)
Freelance Consultant, DW Akademie, Bonn, Germany

Asefi, Khushal
General Manager, Ariana Radio & Televsion Network ( ATN ), Kabul, Afghanistan

Kumar, Prof. Keval J.
Adjunct Professor, Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad, India

Meinardus, Ronald
Regional Director, Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit in the Middle East and Northern Africa, Cairo, Egypt