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Betty Williams launches Not In The News Net

By admin | May 2, 2010

Rome, Italy. World Centers of Compassion for Children International (WCCCI) together with the Vodafone Foundation are launching “Not In The News Net” today, Monday 4th May, 2010.

Not In The News Net overcomes the rigid hierarchy of media coverage by creating a new vehicle where young people around the world have an opportunity to tell their story. NTNN will provide online reports from the youth who live in conflict situations, are threatened by poverty, diseases, discrimination, human rights violations, and are subjected to extreme circumstances beyond their control. NTNN will also cover positive stories on how young people are involved in greater humanitarian movements- in their universities, in the workplaces, and in society.

At the launch of NTNN will be Betty Williams, Nobel Peace Laureate and Founder of WCCCI. One of her missions has been to find ways to encourage the youth of the world to speak out and have their voices heard. Having created the Universal Declaration of Rights for Children, NTNN will maintain the ongoing focus on providing international coverage on stories that still affect the youth in the world today.

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Note: NTNN is being launched in Italian but will soon be available in a number of different languages.

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One Response to “Betty Williams launches Not In The News Net”

  1. bkalsi Says:
    May 5th, 2010 at 7:17 am

    Dow Jones Newswire article:

    http://news.morningstar.com/newsnet/ViewNews.aspx?article=/DJ/201005031018DOWJONESDJONLINE000161_univ.xml

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