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The Arab World's Demographic Dilemma: Young, Unemployed and Searching for a Voice

America Abroad is currently producing a three-part series on challenges confronting Arab youth called "The Arab World' Demographic Dilemma: Young, Unemployed and Searching for a Voice." The first part of the series, released in July 2010, is called "Young and Restless: Youth Identity in the Arab World" and can be found here. The program is a mix of audio segments profiling youth in Jordan and Egypt, along with audio and video pieces on Arab-American youth and identity.

Title: Young and Restless: Youth Identity in the Arab World
Host: Deborah Amos
Length: 51 Minutes
Original Airdate: Jul 2010

Summary: "Growing up is hard to do, and for young Arabs, it can be a nightmare. The region’s bulging youth population is facing a bleak economic future. Plus, they live in a seething cauldron of tribal, national, religious, social, and political forces that simultaneously pull east and west. It was Paul Gauguin who asked, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? Those are some of the very questions young Arabs are asking themselves, and the answers have implications far beyond the region."


For those interested in more, America Abroad has teamed up with NPR to produce a recent piece on youth and social media in Egypt, found here. The story is called "Blogging and Tweeting, Egyptians Push for Change." 



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