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February 21, 2007
February 19, 2007 - Youth on the air: Tineradio
starts weekly broadcast on National Radio
By Tatiana Tibuleac, Assistant Project Officer, Media and Partnerships
- UNICEF Moldova
It’s Wednesday 7 February. First a catchy tune. Then new,
young voices unknown to the public interrupt the usual broadcast
at 5:15 p.m. on Moldova’s National Radio Station. Listeners
turn up the volume on their radios wherever they are. Has the broadcaster
made a mistake? A young presenter announces to the surprised audience
that they are listening to the first ever Tineradio programme of
the Youth Radio Studio and that another programme will follow at
the same time next week.
Back in the radio station, the 11 adolescents who have prepared
the show are thrilled with the results. To produce a high-quality
programme has taken several months of hard work researching subjects
and recording hundreds of metres of tape. Throughout these preparations,
the microphone has been their best friend; they have shared their
ideas, thoughts and exchanged their problems through it. Those who
previously didn’t have the slightest idea how a radio studio
worked, today consider themselves competent radio journalists.
February 10, 2007 - "Heading for peace"
- Danish film wins broadcasters' competition
The winner of the City of Basel Prize for the best school
or youth TV programme, by SPOR Media Denmark (Gunvor Bjerre, Lars
Gudmund Hansen, Lisbeth Lyngse) in cooperation with KRO Netherlands
(Jan-Willem Bult), is looking at conflict solutions by sport, football
in that case, based on true events between Serbs and Bosnians, converted
February 8, 2007 - Children's Express relaunches
under new name - Headliners
Children's Express, the unique youth news agency charity
set up in 1995, has been re-launched as Headliners at a ceremony
at BAFTA on Piccadilly on 30th January.
The name change came about after a six-month consultation period
with many of the hundreds of young people that the charity works
with. Headliners Director Fiona Wyton said: "We work with a
wide range of young people, some who felt uncomfortable with the
term Children. We also wanted to move away from sounding like a
print-based organisation as we have moved into creating much more
audio/video and new media output."
In 2006, Children's Express sent two reporters to Kenya to report
on how young people were involved in fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic
in that country. Their report was shown on both BBC News 24 and
Sky News, and they were interviewed on ITV News and BBC News 24.
Other highlights for the year include appearances on Radio 4 You
and Yours, on BBC World Service as part of the Generation Next season
and published articles in a number of newspapers including the Guardian
and New Internationalist magazine.
article - new
February 6, 2007 - Making the internet
safer for children: Europe calls for determined action on "Safer
Internet Day" 2007
Today, 100 organisations in over 40 countries worldwide
celebrate Safer Internet Day. In the EU, across all 27 Member States
conferences and campaigns showcase already existing safer internet
activities of the private and the public sector, from filtering
technologies to media literacy programmes. The purpose is to raise
awareness – in particular at schools, among parents and teachers
– about the best ways for protecting minors in an online environment
of growing importance for our daily lives. Safer Internet Day is
organised under the patronage of the Information Society and Media
Commissioner Viviane Reding.
article - more
about Safer Internet Day
February 1, 2007 - German Chancellor Angela
Merkel helps launch 'Junior 8' youth competition
Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany's National Female
Soccer Team - including UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Steffi Jones
- joined five UNICEF Junior Ambassadors to launch this year's competition
for the 'Junior 8' summit.
Under the motto 'You are the summit', UNICEF in partnership with
the Morgan Stanley Foundation is calling upon adolescents to deal
with the fight against poverty and HIV/AIDS, the worldwide climate
change and other topics which will feature during the G8 summit
of industrialized nations to be held in Heiligendamm, Germany in
article - Junior
January 24, 2007 - “A World Fit for
Children” - Call for OneMinuteJr videos
Looking for a way to make a difference? Create a one-minute video
telling the world what young people think about the world they live
in and how they’re making a difference.
In honor of the 5th Anniversary of the Special Session for Children,
UNICEF asks youth to look at the four priorities of the session’s
adopted agenda “Building a World Fit for Children”:
Promoting healthy lives; Providing quality education; Protecting
children against abuse, exploitation and violence; Combating HIV/AIDS.
How have these goals been achieved in your community? What problems
still exist in your communities? What suggestions do you have to
fix these issues? What can be done to make the world better for
more info in English - in Spanish - in French - in Arabic
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for children, unite against AIDS" video
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us YOUR version so we can add it to the video.
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