Nizip Container Camp
This past weekend, TRT World Citizen piloted its workshop series, Journalism for Juniors, in the Nizip Refugee Camp about 45 kilometers from the Syrian border and home to nearly 4000 Syrian refugees.The project series hopes to move beyond providing traditional charity for the refugees and instead focuses on providing high school students with the knowledge, skills, and hope for a better future. The three-day introductory workshop to mobile journalism and story-telling, designed and run by TRT World staff, provided the young students an opportunity to learn the basics of journalism while empowering them to take control of their own narratives. After lessons in creative story-boarding, digital news-making, responsible social media usage, and verifying news credibility, the students went on to write, film, and edit original stories around the camp. They gained the confidence to tell their own stories and share their voice with the world. We wish our students the very best in the future, and look forward to seeing them as flourish into budding young journalists!