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A Child's Right to Media
- South Africa
Young people and adults address issues on broadcasting for children
through workshops, production, seminars, screenings and meetings.
The children produce the programmes and attend training workshops.
Project - Uganda
The goal of the project is that the street children will be able to exercise
their rights to sexual and reproductive health within an environment where information
and services are freely accessible and their rights are respected by the community
and its members. This is based on the premise that street children with increased
knowledge, skill and confidence are able to make their own informed choices for
a healthier future. The project adopts a variety of strategies including advocacy,
capacity building and peer education to achieve this goal.
Canal Futura - Brazil
Canal Futura is a project of Roberto Marinho Foundation launched
in Sep´97 and broadcasts to 68 million Brazilians. It is the
first television channel in Brazil completely aimed at educational
affairs with a 24/7 program. Futura reaches an audience of 14 million
people through satellite dishes, cable and mini satellite dishes.
Canal Futura is sponsored by a group of companies, foundations and institutions
that believe in an educational project that sees the TV network as the main instrument
to reduce the serious educational problems in Brazil. Its schedule is directed
to children, young people, worker, housewives and teachers; it also supports
public and private elementary and High School curriculums and provides services
and information useful in the day-to-day life of Brazilians. In programs elaborated
with the help of teachers, scientists and educators, the channel uses simple
and clear language in order to speak with its audience.
cbbfc - Children's
British Board of Film Classification
The cbbfc website was launched in June 2003 and has proved extremely popular
with children, teachers and parents, not just in the UK, but world-wide. The
aim is to give 8-11 year olds a clearer understanding of how and why films, videos
and DVDs are classified in the UK. At this age, children's viewing habits are
still largely determined by their parents, and we hope to empower them by providing
information on the classification process, which can sometimes appear confusing
to the public.
A programme of learning through journalism for inner-city children
and young people aged 8-18. Based in the United Kingdom, reporters
and editors choose, research and produce stories on subjects of
Center (CMC) Kyrgyzstan
The CMC works in audio-visual and print media and its work
is done exclusively by children and young people themselves. The
project is aimed at the creation of the conditions for the child’s
self-expression. The members of the CMC study the problems faced
by children and young people in Kyrgyzstan and evaluate their observations
from their own point of view. In addition to that, they spread
information about child rights in accordance with the UN Convention
on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
Children, Violence and the Media in an
A project set up to produce model training modules to raise
awareness among media professionals about the impact on children
of real violence and violent imagery.
Communication for Change (C4C)
Youth media training project running 'Video and the Community
Dreams', a community-based human rights and media project for girls
and young women in Egypt.
Early Childhood Development and the Brazilian
A leading news agency in Brazil whose mission is to create a
media culture that gives priority to promoting the rights of children
and adolescents, chiefly those at risk of exclusion.
The target of the project "Euro-Arab Neighbourhood: Students build Bridges" is
to promote the Euro-Arab dialogue among young people by co-operation of school
magazines. All types of schools and young people of any age who are interested
in a journalistic co-operation are welcome to take part in this project.
Young people aged 12 and over from around the world are invited
to contribute to an animated project through fax and email, using
telephone lines as a means of artistic expression and introducing
them to modern communication through the international language
of the animated cartoon.
Goldtooth - A Street Children's Musical
A performance that actively involves (children living or working
on the streets, scavengers, solvent sniffers, sex workers, juvenile
delinquents and those with health problems), enabling them to discover
and cultivate their unique talents, skills and strengths.
iEARN (International Education and Resource Network)
A global project, active in over 95 countries and linking
500,000 young people aged 5-20 in virtual classrooms, with the
goal of enhancing
education and the quality of life on the planet.
Summer Camp 2003
Within a workshop phase of 5 days, 12 songs, 3 videos and a website
with lots of pictures and mp3-interviews were produced; there were
choreographies and b-boying, a whole wall full of graffiti paintings
and live performances raising the self confidence of every participant.
The project won an award at the Netdays
Journaliste d'un Jour (Journalist for
Young people in northern France spend a week on real newspapers
alongside professionals and work together on news, features, comment
columns and reviews.
Kids Helping Kids
Kids Helping Kids is designed to offer an opportunity
for Irish children to make a difference in the lives of other children
living in difficult circumstances. Beginning each year at Halloween
(late October), UNICEF Ireland provides information, online and
printed materials, and suggested activities to teachers and students
about an issue impacting children globally. It also encourages
kids and their teachers to initiate educational fund-raising activities.
- South Africa
"Kids Love" was launched by the CBFA as part of their
10 Years of Quality Children's Media" at the WIKID Exhibition on 17-19 September
The main output of the project will be a series of nine 5-minute TV programmes
around the following topics:
"Images of war and strife, HIV-AIDS, children in armed conflict, with guns,
dying, crying – diseased, abused, alone… always suffering, always
pain - when will this end, when will we heal these tender souls?" - in an
effort to quell these images of bare-bottomed, running nose, screaming children,
SABC 2 and CBFA will run a series of short stories about love… written
produced by children aged between 11-13 years."
Making Your Voice Heard - A Media Toolkit
A project to acquaint young people with the news media and enable
them to access the media themselves, build relationships with those
in the media and encourage journalists to report on the positive
as well as the negative.
Media and Children's Rights
A handy, practical guide to help media professionals appreciate
the rights of children and the value of the United
Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as a story
Media as Psycho-social Support for Young
Based in Sarajevo, this project offers support to young people
in the aftermath of war by enabling them to contribute to society.
Media Initiative for
The Media Initiative for Children is a joint effort between NIPPA – the
Early Years Organisation (Belfast, N.I.) and the Peace Initiatives
Institute (Colorado, U.S.) to use television advertisements and classroom
experience to explore with very young children the value of respecting
- and including - others who are different.
As a coordinated educational programme using a combination of 60 second television
messages and preschool curricula, it focuses on three types of differences: physical,
racial and cultural differences used by sectarianism.
MIDIATIVA – The Brazilian Center on Media for Children was founded in April
2002 by a number of selected professionals in Communications and Education. Its
mission is to promote responsible and constructive criticism of the media, especially
electronic forms of media.
Empowering educational actions and promoting debate over the quality of media
and TV programming is geared towards children and teenagers is a definite path
to heightening that very quality.
Mukto Khobor (Free News)
A weekly 25-minute adolescents' news and current affairs programme
with focus on children and child rights issues in Bangladesh.
Young people between the age of 12 and 20 from Europe and Central
Asia gain a glimpse into the experimental world of one-minute
by submitting short films to be showcased in this annual Amsterdam
festival and by participating in workshops organized by UNICEF,
the European Cultural Foundation and the Sandberg Institute.
Os Tos Mhong! ("Cool!")
- Youth Radio Cambodia
Os Tos Mhong! ("Cool!") is shaking up the radio waves with a lively
mix of phone-ins, features and music plus competitions. Presenters Vannak and
Soka will be your friendly guides through the ups and downs of growing up. “We’re
creating an interactive programme where young people can talk in a safe space,” says
Senior Producer Kong Villa. The fresh exciting format blends talk-radio, the
latest music, expert advice and regular features such as “What’s
On?” and “Dr. Love”, a heart doctor ready to help with all
of your relationship problems.
PhotoVoice is an international non-profit organisation, based in London, UK.
Our mission is empowerment – to support people in need around the world
to use photography as a medium to speak out about their concerns, hopes and
fears. Working alongside both international organizations and local partners,
we provide in-field photojournalism workshops for those living on the fringes
of society. Internationally we provide the platform for these groups to exhibit
and market their work.
The website www.photovoice.org provides
the global forum for the practitioners and beneficiaries of participatory photography
projects around the world through its closed forum.
International award for youth media and related projects
to spread training and good practice across the world.
Canadian French language young people's radio project that takes
place in a network of schools and has set up a permanent children's
Children's radio station in the remote and sensitive Batken
region of Kyrgyzstan with the aim of involving young people in building
Radio station based in a children's hospital in Paris, with
programmes produced by, with and for children, to give support and
help them deal with trauma.
Refugee Youth in America
Innovative public education campaign aimed at using youth-friendly
mediums (for example, film, TV, music and the arts) to increase
awareness of refugee issues in the United States of America.
Representing Lost Childhood
Training programme for media professionals and children to enable
children affected by war, exploitation, poverty and abuse to win
space in the media for their ideas, needs and opinions.
Shahrak Atfal - Children's City
Children's City is set in an ideal imagined city, which features
an interactive radio, an invisible parrot and a flying carpet.
Through the children's adventures, the geography, history and current
affairs of Afghanistan are presented in an engaging manner, while
addressing issues of post-conflict psychology from a child's perspective.
- Online Youth Magazine
Spunk is made be a editorial team of around fifteen people in the age between
14 and 20 years from the Netherlands. They meet once a week and discuss their
fascinations, dreams and worries in the wolrd and in their everyday life. This
is what they turn into the editorial content. Besides daily weblogs and tv-tips,
every day we publish at least one new article: either a column, interview, feature
or animation. It results in a great mix of high and low culture. From reportages
on young asylum seekers to sex columns, from reviews of musical clips to essays
on the war in Iraq.
Straight Talk -
Straight Talk newspaper was launched in 1993. By 1997 it had grown into a registered
NGO, Straight Talk Foundation (STF), with multiple projects. Our mission statements
are "Keeping Adolescents Safe" and "Communication for Better Adolescent
Health". Safe means free from infections and unwanted pregnancy and with
the life skills, education and values to be a productive adult.
The radio show went on air in May 1999. The 30 minute weekly programme mainly
targets out-of-school and in-school adolescents ( 13-21 ) reinforcing Straight
Talk messages of safer sex, abstinence, the use of condoms and life skills. The
show is aired nationwide on 14 FM stations, in English and 4 local languages.
Plans to broadcast in more local languages are underway.
Street-Level Youth Media
Educates Chicago's inner-city youth in media arts and emerging
technologies for use in self-expression, communication and social
Te Damos Tu Lugar (We Give You Your Place)
Mexican commercial television station producing and promoting
programmes dedicated to children for their entertainment and to
support their individual development.
Commercial magazine and website based in the USA that aims to
give teenagers a sense of their role and responsibilities in the
world, covering a wide range of topics including international affairs
and serious issues relating to young people's lives.
The world through
The World Through My Eyes helps Mozambican children learn about and experiment
with photography, improving their chances of receiving scholarships at a university
either in Mozambique or abroad.
Timoun ak Medya
A network of child journalists across north-west Haiti, who
have been trained in media skills and child rights issues, who produce
radio programmes, a website and a magazine.
Troç - The Young Reporter of Albania
A weekly news magazine programme produced entirely by young
people across Albania, and broadcast nationally and in North America
UNICEF Somalia radio project
Provides radio production skills to enable youth in war-torn
Somalia to broadcast programmes on community issues that affect
them, and get their voices heard.
Young Media Partners
A Youth Media Team formed to report on the World Youth of the
United Nations System Forum and World Conference of Ministers Responsible
for Youth, both in Portugal in 1998.
Young People's Media Network in Europe
and Central Asia (YPMN)
Assists, connects and recognizes young media organizations and
young people working in and with the media, strengthening the rights,
role and voice of children and adolescents in the opinion-making
process in Europe and Central Asia.
US-based project promoting young people's intellectual, creative
and professional growth through training and access to the media,
including radio, print and the web.
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