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Children and the media

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By Mike Jempson, The PressWise Trust

This section provides an introduction to the subject of children and the media, and looks at the challenges facing all those who wish the media to play a more positive role in children's and young people's lives. It also acts as a starting point for those wishing to overcome obstacles in the pursuit of a truly participative, child-friendly media. The MAGICbank provides specific examples of how obstacles have been overcome by individual media initiatives.

This section can be used in three ways:

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Background

A question of access

Decoding the messages

Media for education

Television and the young

Children in media production

Children as story sources

Interviewing children

Shocking images

A taste for music

HIV, AIDS and the media

Child protection and the Internet

Declaring for children

Media regulation

Prizes

Links in this section will take you to new, non-UNICEF websites.

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