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Reaffirming Youth Activism - Fair Play Artists Speak Out Against Corruption

Apr, 30, 2012 - Kate Declerck

The 3rd Fair Play anti-corruption music video competition opened 24 April 2012, and already within the first week, videos were submitted by artists from South Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Africa.

The truly global scope of this initiative is at once impressive and frightening – highlighting the prevalence of corruption around the world and the plight of youth trying to build their lives within environments plagued by conflict and inequality.

In the context of recent critiques against youth as having surrendered themselves to a role as passive ‘clicktivists’ – the determination, wisdom and fearlessness demonstrated by Fair Play artists should serve to alleviate some public doubt about the willingness and capacity of youth to engage fully in movements for change.

As noted in a recent interview for Radio Australia “one of the most powerful tools that corrupt individuals and institutions are utilizing is fear and intimidation of the public… discouraging and even threatening people from speaking out against corruption”. Considering the conditions that inhibit many from exercising their human right to freedom of speech, the strength of these artists is crucial to recognize and to support.

Here are some the recent video entries:

MACKIA (COLOMBIA)


SHEKHAR SIRIN / SHAKERS (INDIA)


ZERO PLASTICA (ITALY)


DR SLEY & DA GREEN SOLJAS (CAMEROON)

 

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