From TikTok to Black Lives Matter, how Gen Z is revolutionizing activism

From TikTok to Black Lives Matter, how Gen Z is revolutionizing activism

 

Muhammad Najem's Twitter and Instagram feeds are filled with selfies, but the self-portraits he shares are far from what many might expect of a teenager. Najem's face takes up just a small portion of the screen — the rest shows exploding bombs, falling buildings, and the cries of pain, anger, and frustration that have been the norm in Syria since its civil war began in 2011. Since he was 14 years old, Najem has made it his mission to show the world the effects the war has had on his town in Eastern Ghouta and the rest of Syria. With the help of his older brother, he made a YouTube and Twitter account and started to share the footage with the world. He has shared the story of how his father was killed in a bombing, video of the walls of his home falling apart around him, and the remnants of what he says used to be his school. Najem told CBS News that his goal is to use social media to be a voice for the children who have died during the conflict. The United Nations estimates that 9,000 children have been killed or injured in the conflict. "I share my voice to show people the serious situation in Syria," said Najem, who is now 17. "This is my country, so it's my responsibility. It's my job to show the world the difficult situation in Syria. We need to find a solution to this problem." https://www.cbsnews.com/news/from-tik...

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