The Youth Press Agency (YPA) believes in the power of independent of journalism and educommunication as a tool for social transformation and human rights’ advocacy. We are a news portal made for and to teenagers and young people from Brazil and around the world, created and managed by Viração Educomunicação (Viração Educommunication). We exist to promote young communicators’ voices so that they can meet and dialogue on issues relevant to youth and society as a whole.
Created in 2005 during the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, today YPA is present in four countries (Brazil, Italy, Argentina and Colombia) and communicates in fourlanguages (Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and English). The
content is created by our correspondents – young volunteers, some of them organized in regional centers as well as popular and youth communication centers of our partner organizations – and also by guest writer who periodically collaborate with our Opinion section. We have already performed more than 50
Educommunicative Coverages of national and international events, as well as offering ongoing training processes for young people and teens in the
cities where we operate.