Teenager launches online youth magazine

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Nineteen-year old Sheila Tsuro, administrator of newly-launched DefZee.com, an online youth magazine, said she had a lot of fun working on the project which provides a digital platform for young people to express themselves.

In an interview with Newsday, Tsuro, who just completed her Upper Sixth Form at Dominican Convent, said that the website will open a new page in Zimbabwe’s history.

She added that the site has already recorded a lot of hits since its launch on February 1.

“It’s going to be quite interesting because we’re young people talking about Zimbabwe using new technology. We now have a publication that is for us by us,” she said.

She said that there had never really been a magazine or website solely focused on the youth culture in the country.

“I think because most of the time it’s older people trying to write about us so they only see what they want to see. They see our life from the outside whereas we are actually in it. The people we’re interviewing are our friends. We’re actually going through the experience of it all,” she said.

She added that the main topics in the debut issue of the website included depression, drugs, alcohol abuse and business among others.

“A lot of young people are getting into business today and we actually know about them. Also, we are covering a lot of issues on the social scene,” she said.