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UNICEF photo workshop for children of Beslan
Children in Beslan get
involved in Laura’s research for the workshop
© Mikhail Dzarasov - 2005
ON THE WORKSHOP
Youth Assembly 2005 at the United Nations: Young people making
a difference - By Kun Li
NEW YORK, 12 August 2005 - The United Nations' Youth Assembly is
a special conference held annually at UN headquarters, where young
people from all over the globe get together to discuss how they
can make a difference in today's world.
The primary issue before the Assembly this year was how young people
can be empowered to help their countries achieve the Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs).
"My experience here is very exciting. I learned many new things
about the Millennium Development Goals," said Andrejs Eglitis,
21, a delegate from Latvia. "It's like enlightenment for me.
I now understand why MDGs are so important."
ITV's new baby, as yet unnamed, is a dedicated children's channel
ITV is to launch its first dedicated children's channel to compete
with cBeebies and CBBC on free-to-air television within the next
The move, announced yesterday, comes after talks broke down between
ITV and Nickelodeon, the US children's TV channel, because the two
sides failed to agree details of a joint venture.
ARTICLE ON THE GUARDIAN WEBSITE
Danish site empowers children and young people
The Danish online house for children, Cyberhus.dk,
is created for and by children and young people. The principal idea
behind the project is the young users' sense of ownership and active
is developed in close cooperation with children, who decide text,
images, graphics, navigation and the range of activities conducted.
Here, users can walk through different rooms in the 'cyber house'
and act as book critics, writers, rappers or IT- consultants and
at the same time seek advice.
ABU CASBAA UNICEF - Child Rights Award 2005 - A Call
The ABU and CASBAA are now calling on Asia-Pacific broadcasters
for entries for the ABU CASBAA UNICEF Child Rights Award 2005.
The Award is made each year to the best television programming on
children's rights produced in the Asia-Pacific region. It recognises
the efforts of broadcasters in pursuing both the production of top
quality children's programming and better news coverage of children's
programming and better news coverage of children's issues. There
is one category and one winner.
Programmes both for children and about children are eligible and
can cover any child rights' issue. Entries can include documentaries
that detail the plight of children, dramas that help break down
stereotypes and discrimination, or animation that teaches and entertains.
TV festival to improve kids' TV in Asia Pacific
Several broadcasting and development organisations have come together
to organise a TV festival in Beijing, China, to improve the overall
standard and promote the development of children's TV in the Asia
Called the Asia-Pacific Children & Youth TV Festival, the five-day
event beginning 10 October also aims to enhance face-to-face communication
among TV professionals in the region.
It is co-hosted by China Central Television (CCTV) and Prix Jeunesse
International, and supported by the ABU, the Asia-Pacific Institute
for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), UNICEF China, and the China
Children's Development Foundation.
The event will include a forum themed, "New trends in the world
children's TV industry", whereby industry professionals will
be invited to exchange views on topics such as the latest trends
in kids' TV and the application of new technologies in this field.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Educational Video Festival for Rural Children and Youth in Bangladesh
from 21-23 August, 2005 in Muktagacha, Mymensingh (Bangladesh)
UnnayanNet is going to organize 1st "Educational Video Festival
for Rural Youth and Children" in Bangladesh. Regarding this
the organizers are looking for educational video documentary on
the following issues:
- ICT, Global Information System, Global Village
- Youth leadership/ Participation/ Relationship
- AIDS/ HIV, Mental Health
- Childrights/ Children of the World
- Millennium Development Goals
- Conflict Resolutions, Social Unity
- Global Schooling, Computing
- Arts and Culture
- Environment Consciousness/ Biodiversity
Formats accepted: VHS (PAL), Multimedia CDROM, VCD, DVD and QuickTime
Web format. The sSubmission dateline is 12 August, 2005. The contact
person for all entries/questions is Shahjahan
Siraj, Chief Executive, UnnayanNet.
Children's PressLine Asks Young Filmmakers About Media That
Matters - by Matthew Kunihro and Antonina Zielinska of Children's
Children's PressLine (CPL) is a Manhattan-based youth media organization
that provides children from ages 8 to 18 with hands-on experience
in oral journalism and peer advocacy. On May 27th, 2005 two CPL
journalists attended MediaRights' "Media In Action Coalition
Building Workshop" at the International Center for Tolerance
Education in Dumbo, Brooklyn. CPL's Antonina Zielinska (age 16)
and Matthew Kunihro (age 10) joined the daylong networking event
to talk with young filmmakers about their craft and to interview
some of the youth attendees. Here is what some of the participants
had to say:
Uzbek children produce OneMinutesJr
Uzbek children at a camera training organized
by UNICEF and Yangi Avlod
Sunnatulla Kuziyev, 2005
UNICEF Uzbekistan, in cooperation with the National Children's Media
Avlod ("New Generation"), conducted a 5-day training
for young journalists from June 22-26, 2005 in the Bustanlik District
of the Tashkent Region at the Children's Summer camp Semurg.
20 children aged 12-18 from the city of Tashkent and the Tashkent
and Sirdarya disctricts participated in the training which was dedicated
to the International Day Against Drugs Abuse.
16 OneMinutesJr related to drugs and HIV/AIDS were produced at the
training. Yangi Avlod-member Yayraxon Pulatova won the
grand prize of the competition with her video spot called "Garbage"
and was awarded with digital photocamera.
The children were trained in creating one minute spots, audio-video
editing and computer graphics, writing articles (guidelines for
these were provided by UNICEF, Communication Unit).
UNICEF will use the produced materials in external advocacy meetings
on the above-mentioned themes, joint UN and media events, training
seminars and other programmes and communication-related initiatives.
For more info, please contact Adiba
Ziyavuddinova, Assistant Communication Officer (UNICEF Tashkent,
Uzbekistan), Tel. +998 71 1339512.
First German radio station for children launches in August
Germany's first radio station for children, Radio Teddy 106.8, is
preparing to launch on 6 August on 106.8 MHz in Potsdam, the capital
of the German state of Brandenburg. The programmes, on the air at
0600-2100 local time, will be aimed at children aged between three
and twelve years and their parents. There are 700,000 children in
this age group in the station's coverage area. The station, with
a staff of 18, is hoping to reach a wider potential audience via
Living with the media - A parents' guide for
media education of kindergarten children, now available in German,
Turkish and Russian
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