Links in this section will
take you to new, non-UNICEF websites.
Your rights, your challenge
The Oslo Challenge makes special
reference to children and young people and their relationship with
the media, and there are several ways to get involved.
Finding out about the rights of children and young people,
and what can be done to make sure that these are fulfilled, is a
starting point. Under the UN Convention
on the Rights of the Child, for example, children and young
people have the right to have their views listened to and taken
seriously, in all matters that concern them, and have the right
to express themselves freely. The Know Your Rights
section on this page provides further information.
The Challenge calls on children and young people to learn
as much about the media as they can to help them in their choice
of media and make sure they benefit from the media as much as possible.
One way of doing this is through getting involved in making TV and
radio programmes, magazines and other media production. The Make
Your Way in the Media section on this page provides a starting
The Oslo Challenge also calls on children and young people
to share their opinions about the media. The Have Your
Say section on this page offers some useful weblinks.
Throughout this section of the site there are opportunities
to send in details of useful websites, news items about children
and the media and other information, to share with other children
and young people.
Did you know?
the 4th World Summit on Media for Children and Adolescents
in Rio in April 2004? Check out the Rio
Summit website for more info.
us, Did you know?, news stories about children, young
people and the media from around the world to feature in this
Please send us details of your
favourite websites, TV & radio programmes, magazines, films,
music, books ... for a My
Media survey of children and young people we are carrying
out. Just fill in this form.
Know your rights
The following sites give
information on what the rights of children and young people
are, and how to get involved in making sure children and young
people around the world are treated in the way they should
Have a Right To website, run by the BBC World Service,
outlines the different rights of children and young people.
There are also case studies from around the world.
This UK children's rights organization is run by
under 18-year-olds for under 18-year-olds. It includes
a petition to get the United States to sign the UN
Convention on the Rights of the Child.
12: The Right to Your Rights
A network of young people that promotes the rights laid out
in the UN Convention on
the Rights of the Child. The site includes an easy-to-understand
'Unplugged' version of the Convention.
This site, which defends human rights around the world, has
a special section on children's rights.
Please let us know details
of any other websites that deal with the rights of children
and young people.
Have your say
The following websites invite children
and young people to get their voices heard.
Reports and reviews from young children around the world,
plus chats and votes.
Children in areas of the world affected by conflict tell the
stories of their lives; children from more than 25 countries
talk about their dreams and hopes in the new millennium, plus
Movement for children
What the Global Movement for children is, how to get involved,
plus Say Yes for children.
activists' Internet chat
What 70 young media activists from 17 countries had to say
about the media when they chatted online with UNICEF
Executive Director Carol Bellamy.
An online discussion on how the rights of every child should
be protected. There's also a section about the media coverage
of young people and children.
us know details of any other websites that allow children
and young people to have their say.
Make your way in the media
The following links give
examples of media training projects around the world that
enable children to get involved in media production. Also
search in the MAGICbank under
'Media training', 'Media studies' or other categories. The
Links and contacts section
of this site has details of useful websites in particular
Children in the United Kingdom are given the opportunity to
research and produce articles about subjects that affect them
for publication in the media.
Young people in France get the opportunity to be journalists.
Media training for young journalists in Bangladesh.
in Education Scheme
The World Association of Newspapers' website has information
on the Newspapers in Education scheme, which enables children
and young people to produce or contribute to existing newspapers.
Training in radio technology and production for children and
young people in Canada.
This project, based in Chicago, in the United States, has
multi-media labs with access to the Internet, video production
This New York-based magazine has a news team made up of high-school
and college journalists. Every year, 35 members of the news
team are chosen from 1,000 applicants.
This project, based in Haiti, offers training for young journalists
and builds up a network of child journalists.
- The Young Reporter of Albania
Sixty to seventy young reporters aged 13-18 receive up to
six days' video training.
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