Young journalists was a press competition project for pupils of from each one boys and one girls school in Tulkarem – Palestine A joint work between the Palestinian Ministry of Education and the Ibn Rushd Foundation for Free Thought.
This is to activate the student’s relationship with problems in their environment and to discuss them completely freely. The competition took place for a period of three months, during which students participating had to go to libraries and the Internet in search for sources of news.
Students were accompanied in each school by a teacher as well as a journalist once a week to maintain the language level and how to draft the news. In each school, two groups of male / female students were formed, each containing five male / female students.
Each group issues a school magazine that includes its topics in the largest part, a problem of the society in which the student lives, to explain and discuss it completely freely. At the end of the three months, the groups send their work to the Ibn Rushd Foundation for Free Thought for consideration by a specialized committee. The Foundation has publish the best of these topics in the Ibn Rushd electronic magazine Minbar Ibn Rushd.