The two-week long International Media Camp "Youth as the basis of democratic future” has started in Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan).

Participants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have been attending the camp.

Nowadays media – whether it is journalism, documentary photography or social media - plays an important role in shaping people’s consciousness around the world. Due to the media, we may emphasize one social or political issue at the expense of ignoring others.

September 27, 2016
In what was a remarkable show of debating excellence and skills, an Imo State University (IMSU) debating union team of Ogbuokiri Ugochukwu David and Uwakwe Henry Ikechukwu shattered glass ceilings in 2015 to reach finals of the prestigious Pan African Universities Debating Championships hosted by the University of Ghana, Legon campus in December.
September 05, 2016
Imo State University (IMSU) student Osuji Chukwuebuka has been ranked joint overall Best Speaker in the recently concluded 2016 All Nigerian Universities Debating Championships held at the Covenant University, Ogun State. 
 
By so doing, the second year Library and Information Science student became the first new debater to outrank older and experienced debaters in the nation to cling the title in his first national universities debating tournament! University of Lagos’ Nwaokoro Nzube was the joint best debater at that competition.
September 05, 2016

All international participants of the IDEA Debate Exchange have now left Sofia. After the final day of the Exchange on Monday the 1st, and sightseeing for some on the 2nd of August, the event is now over. The Exchange ended with a day full of practice: some practiced organising a tournament, others judging, debating or giving workshops. Still others discussed a new plan for cooperation: an international knowledge academy for debate.

August 05, 2016

Participants at the IDEA Debate Exchange in Sofia have started their final training day today. They are discussing ways to use debate for youth advocacy, and ways to make youth participate more with their projects, but also learn more about advanced training skills, budgeting and coaching.

July 31, 2016

How do you organise a debate tournament, what is effective pr, how do you judge and what are basic training skills you need? What are good ways to use debate for promotion of critical skills, and how do games and theatre help debate training?These and more were the questions participants grappled with at the third edition of the IDEA Debate Exchange in Sofia.

July 28, 2016

The project – Let the youth talk!

FOKAL is realizing a project for and with Haitian young people, titled “Words of Youth”, since the last year - but in fact its genesis goes back to 2009. The project, conducted by its Youth Initiative Program, aims to identify the main obstacles that prevent the integration of Haitian youth into society, and the opportunities that could allow its participation into the development of Haiti. 

September 03, 2015

Should parental leave be compulsory for fathers?This was the motion of IDEA FR's first 'live' debate which took place at the Solvay Solbosch Campus in Brussels on 28 May.  Together with IDEA FR's partners Debating Europe, Solvay Debate Society and Brussels Debaters, the debate was filmed and is now available for you to watch online: http://www.debatingeurope.eu/2015/06/30/parental-leave-compulsory-fathers/#.VZo49BscSUkThere are two videos. 

July 06, 2015

On June 13, the second edition of iTalk took place in Bishkek.  The theme was Innovative Ideas in Education.The main purpose of iTalk is to create a public speaking platform where young leaders can share their ideas and experiences with the audience.

June 29, 2015

The International Debate Education Association in Central Asia (IDEA CA) together with the International Republican Institute (IRI) conducted Debate training in Kyrgyz for young political activists from all regions of the country: it took place in the town of Issyk-Kul.24 representatives from 12 youth wings of political parties learned the basics of debate technologies and political marketing in 8 days.The programme included: ·         Debate training;·         Training for Political Technologies;·         Practical debate rounds;·         Debate tournament;·         The final round, when t

June 23, 2015

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