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Young Yemeni editors launch youth newsletter
A new printed newsletter aims to capture the problems, thoughts
and ambitions of Yemen's young people. Six young editors launched
the "One World, One Voice" newsletter on March 29, the
English-language Yemen Observer reported.
The team of three young men and three young women - aged 17 to 20
- started the newsletter after visiting Birmingham, England, as
part of the Middle East Citizenship Project.
BBC goes after youth
The British Broadcasting Company is claiming its stake in the future
media landscape by focusing more resources on new media. Younger
generations, recognized director general Mark Thompson, are not
growing up consuming media in the conventional sense and if traditional
media doesn't adapt, its relevancy could fade, and fade fast.
Thompson's speech was the culmination of an intense yearlong "creative
review" of the UK public broadcasting company. The study concluded
that a major reformation of the Beeb's television and radio content
was necessary as well as tools to reach consumers on other platforms,
especially the Internet and mobile.
For youth, the BBC is set to launch on demand multimedia features,
something Thompson dubbed "Martini Media." A 24-hour news
service will become the central focus of BBC journalism and the
newsroom will be reworked to serve this purpose.
OneMinutesJr workshop on "child poverty" in Germany
German international football player Christoph
Metzelder (2nd from left)
visits the participants at the OneMinutesJr workshop in Germany
17 children from the industrial region in Germany's Northwest participate
in a OneMinutesJr workshop on child poverty. In the five-day workshop,
the youngsters (age average is 14) will produce 17 OneMinuteJr videos
about the way they see poverty. The workshop is supported by the
German National Committee for UNICEF and the NGO Deutscher Kinderschutzbund.
All films will be shown at a national conference on child poverty
in Berlin. Several nationwide TV channels also produce feature stories
about the workshop and its participants.
Today (April 20), German international football player Christoph
Metzelder visited the workshop and said: "It's amazing to see
how well the kids can shape their ideas, how deep their thoughts
are. Poverty is not only an issue in developing countries, it's
also an issue here around us in Germany."
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP IN GERMAN
Chernobyl - 20 years after
From 2-7 March 2006, UNICEF held a photo workshop for children
aged 12 to 17 from each of the three countries hardest hit by the
disaster: Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine. Renowned
photographer Giacomo Pirozzi worked with the 12 children - four
from each country - who were all from Chernobyl-affected families.
After an introduction to photographic techniques, the children went
on location in Belarus to capture images of life after Chernobyl.
Those from the Russian Federation and Ukraine subsequently went
on location in their own countries. The photos taken by the children
form an exhibition for the International Conference on Chernobyl
in Belarus, April 19-21.
THE PHOTO ESSAY
OneMinutesJr workshop with Roma children in Bulgaria
The Roma OneMinutesJr workshop in Montana (Bulgaria) was organized
by UNICEF, the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and the Sandberg
Institute in collaboration with the local NGOs Sham Foundation,
Amalipe and the Municipality of Montana. During 5 days (3-7 April)
21 amazing videos were produced by 22 Roma youngsters from Bulgaria,
Romania and Macedonia. Some videos discuss universal themes such
as education, discrimination, drug abuse and prostitution, yet others
are very sincere and personal fragments of one’s daily life,
dreams, hopes and aspirations.
TROC means „Speak Out“ in Albanian
For 5 years now, teenagers from all over the country have
been producing a weekly TV show, broadcast on TVSh, the national
public TV station. But now they want to go a step further –
and turn TROC into a regional project.
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