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MAGIC news archive
August 2005

TRAINING
UNICEF photo workshop for children of Beslan

Children in Beslan get involved in Laura’s research for the workshop
© Mikhail Dzarasov - 2005
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EVENTS
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."
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BROADCASTING
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 six months.
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.
FULL ARTICLE ON THE GUARDIAN WEBSITE

WEBSITES
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 involvement.
Cyberhus.dk 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.
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AWARDS
ABU CASBAA UNICEF - Child Rights Award 2005 - A Call to Broadcasters

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.
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EVENTS
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 Pacific.
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.
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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.

ARTICLES
Children's PressLine Asks Young Filmmakers About Media That Matters - by Matthew Kunihro and Antonina Zielinska of Children's PressLine
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:
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TRAINING
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 Club Yangi 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.
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BROADCASTING
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 cable distribution.
RADIO TEDDY WEBSITE

RESOURCES
Living with the media - A parents' guide for media education of kindergarten children, now available in German, Turkish and Russian
FREE DOWNLOAD IN GERMAN
FREE DOWNLOAD IN RUSSIAN
FREE DOWNLOAD IN TURKISH

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