The Network
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The Network

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The Network is a start-up cultural magazine platform that features a modern take on society, global affairs, and media. Aimed to connect aspiring young change-makers and leaders to a stage that champions that philosophy. Based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As a quarterly magazine, The Network will act as a platform for the young, the hungry, and the curious to all things juvenescence--from education to entrepreneurship, cultural awareness, and everything in-between.

The Network will provide a space for youth culture in the middle east. For journalism, for fashion, for entrepreneurship and education. MENA has the world's highest youth unemployment rate, standing at 27.2% in the Middle East. This is partly the result of an inadequate labor market to which 2.8m young job seekers are added every year. The youth bulge -- the percentage of the population that is under the age of 25 stands at 34%. The World Economic Forum has stated that the region as a whole is facing a critical period in which the current demographic structure can either be turned into a "youth dividend" or a "youth liability". We want to turn it into a youth dividend.

The Network aims to be a multi-dimensional platform that runs on the Hub and Spoke model. A hub and spoke model at its core, this business model works from a central hub. Out of this hub go several routes, or the spokes of a wheel, that lead to the end result. The Network will consist of a national site and an individual subsite for each university and school. Local campus-based stories are produced by students, with a student editorial team for each sub-site. Professional editors in the Network HUB will offer guidance and editorial insight to their student teams, as well as writing for the site on a regular basis. Each Network Chapter will have a management team editing, creating, and posting content surrounding that chapter. From school-life to activities to events--The spoke will have full autonomy on its content. They can host conferences, NetX speakers PLATFORM, NetX conferences, etc. We aim to build a mass-circulation online paper for students across the country.

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