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Young in the Arab World
Young in the Arab World
Hind Belouadi and her son Mahdi, Mounira and Naima,Esmahan and her family, Ibrahim and friend

Young in the Arab World


In the Arab world, the young are a force to be reckoned with - 60% of the population is under 25. But in the current global climate, many are wary of being identified as Arab.

In this four-part series, Mounira Chaeib of the BBC's Arabic service visits four contrasting countries - Lebanon, Egypt, Bahrain and Morocco - to get the measure of what it means to be young in the Arab world today.

The series gives young people the opportunity to talk frankly about the subjects that really concern them: youth emigration, unemployment, parental over-protectiveness and the powerlessness of rural women.

It also reflects how they have fun, whether it's nightclubbing for the cosmopolitan set in Beirut, or sitting under a tree for the rural women of Morocco.

Read more from Mounira Chaeib as she discovers what it means to be Young in the Arab World
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