03 February 2017


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Congratulations to Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) Journalism students on winning the 1st Place in the International Peer to Peer (P2P): Challenging Extremism competition sponsored by Facebook and the US State Department that took place in Washington, DC.

The aim of this initiative was to develop and conduct a full-fledged campaign to counter extremism.
Teams received the equivalent of $2,000 to produce a real-life campaign that has a measurable impact on their campus, community and country.

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, NDU’s Journalism students arrived to Washington, DC to introduce their “Aspiration, Communication and Transformation” (ACT) campaign among close to 100 universities from around the world. NDU students underwent the initial stages of the competition under the supervision of “Edventure Partners”, one of the main co-organizers of the P2P Challenging Extremism Competition.

The ACT team defended its campaign in the Facebook headquarters and will be visiting the United Nations in New York in the next few days. It is expected to return to Lebanon on February 20th. All updates and progress on this achievement will be shared via NDU’s various communication channels.

Once again, congratulations to NDU, the Department of Media Studies, team mentors Dr. Maria Bou Zeid and Mr. Naoum Abi Adam, and to our Journalism students, Eva Oueiss, Ri’bal Abou Zaki, Jessica Klat, Nour Salameh, Christina Assi, Miled El Hayek and Dana Bizri. You have made NDU proud !


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