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ARCHIVE JUNE 2003
Children and Media - A global concern (by Mike Jempson)
Contribution to Child Rights and the Media: Asia Regional Workshop, Bangkok,
Thailand, 24-25 June 2003, as part of the Campaign against Sexual Exploitation
of Children in Tourism (SECT) supported by the International Federation of
Journalists & the European Commission.
Read the Briefing
AGORA 2003 opens doors in Bologna
AGORA, the Mediterranean Summit on Childrens' Media - organised by Raisat
in collaboration with RAI, the European Children's Television Centre and
the Bologna City Council - opened on June 20th in Bologna.
200 delegates from 36 nations will debate various issues including TV content
for children and the latest audiovisual market trends in Europe, the Mediterranean
and the world.
For more info, go to the AGORA
- OPEN LETTER:
Leave No Child Out campaign (see below)
Open Letter to governments
the Open letter in pdf-format
International Essay Contest for Young People (2003)
The United Nations has designated 2001-2010 as the "International Decade
for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World." Not
only should every child benefit from this global movement, but they should
be encouraged to play a leading role in the creation of a culture of peace.
The theme of this year's International Essay Contest is "My Vision for
the Future." Young people from around the world are invited to submit
their creative ideas on this theme.
For more info, go to the Goi
Human Rights Watch International Film Festival 2003
Outside the Frame: Photographs by Children
There is an innate honesty in children about the environments in which they
live, even when they are some of the most difficult situations imaginable.
Give a child a camera and a little bit of guidance and some of the most remarkable
and articulate images can be produced - by the children of abused prostitutes
in Sonagachi, India; by orphans of the Rwandan genocide in Gisenyi, some
without a last name; by children raised in and around garbage dumps in Guatemala
Reporting on Water Issues
The Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council, a multi-stakeholder
organization based in Geneva (CH), is holding a competition for journalists
from developing countries who investigate issues relating to sanitation,
hygiene and water problems in their countries, in collaboration with the
International Federation of Environmental Journalists (IFEJ).
The winner will receive US$500 plus an all-expenses paid trip to Dakar, Senegal,
to attend the first WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for All campaign)
Global Forum meeting in March 2004. There will be four other prizes of US$
250 each including a "Youth Reporter" award.
For more info, go to news section of the IFEJ
Executive Director Launches Regional Campaign to Combat Exclusion
The Leave No Child Out campaign promotes societies where diversity is respected;
where the rights of every child are upheld; and where no child is excluded.
The campaign will be carried out from June 2003 through June 2004, and will
be celebrated in many countries in Central & Eastern Europe, Commonwealth
of Independent States & Baltic States.
Tell your stories so that the world can understand what it means to be discriminated
against —and what can be done to stop exclusion.
For more information and a place to voice your opinions on social exclusion,
check out the UNICEF Voices
Of Youth website and join the
Photo & article contest in Azerbaijan
UNICEF Azerbaijan and the newspaper "525" are opening a competition
for photos and articles in support of the Leave No Child Out campaing.
Children and youth up to the age of 18 are eligible for the nationwide contest
that runs till the end of 2003.
The contest winners will be announced every month - prizes are photo cameras,
video cameras and other equipment to support youth participation in the media.
For more information, email Siraj Mahmudov and/or Akif
Saatcioglu (UNICEF Azerbaijan)
- AWARDS - PRESS RELEASE:
Voice from Ukraine wins 2002 OneWorld/UNICEF Award for Outstanding
Children's Radio Programme
International Children's Day of Broadcasting (ICDB)
UNICEF and the International Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences is now
seeking entries of outstanding television programming in 2002 for, with and
by children for the International Academy/UNICEF award to be presented in November
The prestigious International Academy/UNICEF Award honours television that
appeals to the hearts and minds of children, giving them an opportunity to
speak up and be heard.
The Award is given to the broadcaster whose programming best captures the spirit
of UNICEF's International Children's Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) 2002.
We welcome entries from all television stations that participated in ICDB 2002.
There is no entry fee.
For more information, go to the ICDB website.
Lives Transformed, Guided by a Camera Lens; Guatemalan Fotokids
Capture Pain and Joy
By David Gonzales - One of the first photographs Evelyn Mansilla ever took
was of a peaceful landscape of rolling hills peeking out through a thicket
of trees. Not a single soul or a speck of garbage was visible, which was almost
miraculous, since she took the photo inside the sprawling municipal dump where
she and her mother often joined dozens of neighbors to scavenge.
The videos produced by teenagers at the OneMinuteJr. workshop in Budapest (organized
by UNICEF, the European Cultural Foundation and the Sandberg Institute) are
To watch them, go to www.theoneminutesjr.org
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