Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Last month, a student team from Notre Dame University placed first in an international competition sponsored by Facebook that pitted them against students from more than 60 countries. Eva Oueiss, Ribal Abou Zaky, Nour Salameh, Jessica Klat, and Christina Assi alongside their faculty advisor Naoum Abi Adam represented their team of 7 in Washington D.C., at the Peer to Peer:  Facebook Global Digital Challenge.

The Peer to Peer competition challenges university students, guided by their faculty, to produce a local social media campaign to encourage youth to recognize the dangers of violent extremism and combat it among their peers.

As the students said in their presentation, “In Lebanon, Facebook is the voice of the voiceless.” The journalism students created a social media campaign design...

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