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Digital natives: Redefining youth digital literacy
Digital natives: Redefining youth digital literacy | Digital Nations | GZERO Media

Digital natives: Redefining youth digital literacy

Contrary to the common notion that today's young people are inherently digital-savvy due to their exposure to technology, chief innovation officer of USAID, Mohamed Abdel-Kader says that simply knowing how to navigate social media or use a smartphone does not equate to digital literacy. In a recent GZERO livestream presented by Visa, Abdel-Kader expressed how young people are not innately able to understand the broader implications of their digital actions, including being aware of the consequences of their online posts, critically evaluating information discovered, and navigating a digital world of “fake news.”

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How to support youth seeking peace
What Do Young South Africans Need? | Khadija Mayman | Global Stage | GZERO Media

How to support youth seeking peace

Youth in South Africa want to thrive — but they lack opportunities.

As a youth peacemaker for the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative, Khadija Mayman works to educate young people on the values of peace in Cape Town. It's not an easy job with violence and unemployment rising.

Her message to those in power: Don't give us things, but you can help us.

"We are saying that we are here, we want to do the work, but we cannot do it without the necessary support and capacity," Mayman says during a Global Stage livestream conversation hosted by GZERO in partnership with Microsoft.

Watch the full Global Stage livestream conversation "The Road to 2030: Getting Global Goals Back on Track" .

Why should the UN listen to the private sector?
Why Should the UN Listen to the Private Sector? | GZERO World

Why should the UN listen to the private sector?

The UN is used to mostly dealing with governments, which represent member states, but they no longer monopolize power. That's why Secretary-General António Guterres says he also wants the private sector, cities, civil society, and especially youth to have a voice. In fact, young people make Guterres feel optimistic about the future, and he hopes that they'll continue waking up political leaders as citizens of the world.

Watch this episode of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer: UN Sec-Gen: Without trust, catastrophe awaits

Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger

July 04, 2019 7:58 AM

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Young people in Hong Kong have been at the forefront of violent protests over a proposed extradition law that have shaken the city and angered Beijing.

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