Journalism students at Notre Dame University- Louaize (NDU) just won first place at the Facebook Global Digital Challenge. The event, which aims to challenge extremism, took place last Friday in Washington, DC. It’s sponsored by the United States Department of State as well as Facebook. The group created ACT (Aspiration, Com
munication, Transformation), a social campaign to “promote diversity from the country of diversity.”
The students Eva Oueiss, Nour Salameh, Jessica Klat, Christina Assi, Ribal Abou Zaky and their Professor Naoum Abi Adam worked on this project over the past few months. Their hard work paid off! Following the Facebook Global Digital Challenge victory, the NDU team will attend meetings with social media and policy experts, civil society leaders and academics in addition to participating in cultural activities. The team just finished celebrating the win by spending the evening with the team of the Embassy of Lebanon in Washing D.C. In attendance were Mrs. Carla Jazzar )Chargé D’Affaires), George Selim (U.S. Department of Homeland Security), and Luana Saghieh (U.S. State Department). Source & Images:
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