Young people must use social media to highlight issues: Khan

FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

IF the mainstream media and Government does not give you a platform to raise issues, then create your own space on social media, says youth and mental health advocate Ruth Khan.

Speaking at a World Press Freedom Day event at the University of the South Pacific Lautoka Campus last Friday, she said young people were turning to social media for entertainment but needed to use it to highlight issues.

“Youths need to speak up and use social media as a platform to speak up,” Ms Khan said.

Read more of this story in today’s edition of The Sunday Times.

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