First National Child Reporters Meet in Delhi
New Delhi 19 November, 2007: A national workshop for child reporters is being held in New Delhi from today till 21st November at Gandhi Darshan.
Child reporters is a concept developed by UNICEF to encourage children to observe and report on matters affecting them as well as suggest probable solutions so as to foster a culture of child participation in communities, schools and government as enshrined in the Convention of the Child Rights.
The workshop is being held as part of celebrations to mark the 18th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child on 20th November.
The first national meeting, supported by UNICEF, Gandhi Smriti and Plan International, will bring together approximately 90 children and 25-30 mentors and facilitators for a two-day workshop to share experiences and ideas and to facilitate networking amongst the different networks of children.
The participants will bring their articles, photographs, films and radio projects to share with the forum. Newspapers, magazines and posters will be brought out during the 3-day workshop.
The inaugural session on Monday will be presided over by Smt. Tara Gandhi Bhattacharya, Vice President of the Board of Gandhi Darshan and Gandhi Smriti.
Senior journalists and media persons such as Mark Tully formerly of BBC, Q.W. Naqvi, (News Director Aaj Tak), Deepa Chandra Director Doordarshan Delhi, T.K. Thomas formerly All India Radio, Joseph Varghese Indian Express, Sonu Jain, Indian Express Annapurna, UNI, Mohua Choudhury, NDTV are expected to participate over the 3-days and interact with the children.