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YouLead: New youth media platform launched

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YouLead: New youth media platform launched

YouLead: New youth media platform launched
July 25
12:59 2017

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Islamabad, July 25: A new youth-led media platform has been launched. A first of its kind, the organisation has made its debut in social and political activism with a series of dialogue on the “Changing political landscape of Gilgit-Baltistan and the emerging issues of the youth”. The first episode of the dialogue series has been posted on the social media.
The initiative, “YOULEAD — The Youth Media” has been taken by a group of Karachi-based youth teaming up with like-minded social-conscious and progressive activists from all over GB and Pakistan as well as abroad to provide a platform for the youth bulge which is 60% of the population, to discuss gigantic issues like unemployment, rising incidents of suicide, alienation of youth from political activism, society and culture, migration to urban centres.
“The main objective of the initiative is to engage youth in a serious dialogue on various issues, sensitise them on social issues, and give an alternative narrative on these issues from the working class’s perspective generate critical and scientific thinking, ” Anayat Baig, Chairman of YOULEAD, says.
The majority of youth is totally disconnected from the society and their cultural milieu, he maintains. Our initiative aims at bringing them out of political and social alienation and engage them in positive and healthy debates and activities, he added.
He urged all the youth of GB to join hands and prepare themselves for the emerging challenges in the region and strive for fundamental changes in socio-economic structure, education system, the emancipation of the working class and rights of the oppressed people and nationalities, he concluded.

 

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