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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Norwegian newspaper looking for "Voices of Children"
The second biggest newspaper in Norway, Aftenposten, have a daily
page where young people between 13 and 18 years can write about
their opinions, thoughts, meanings etc.
On August 12th we want to celebrate the international youth day
by letting youth from all over the world tell us about their lives.
But we need to get in contact with young people writing us their
opinions. They can write whatever they like, but here are some ideas:
- Describe a normal day in your life
- Write about your dreams
- What did you think about waking up this morning?
- How do you see the world when you are 20 years older than today,
how is your life?
The letters will be translated into Norwegian - the texts must
not be longer than 800 signs. Pictures are also needed and should
not exceed 700 pk.
Send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
before August 9, 2006.
UN Committee on the Rights of the Child - Day of General
On September 15, 2006, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
will hold a Day of General Discussion in Geneva. The topic of the
day is "The Right of the Child to be Heard"
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In Aceh, Indonesia, children’s video diaries document
their lives after the tsunami
© UNICEF video - A young boy in a camp
in Meulaboh, Indonesia learns how to tell his story using a video
camera in the UNICEF-supported ‘Hello Video’ project.
NEW YORK, USA, 13 July 2006 – At the sprawling Meulaboh camp
in Indonesia’s Aceh province, Syahrul, 12, focuses his video
camera on a budding yellow flower. Syahrul is one of thousands of
Acehnese children living in camps for people displaced by the December
Through a UNICEF-sponsored project called ‘Hello Video’,
Academy Award-nominated director Riri Reza and a team of young Indonesian
filmmakers are teaching children like Syahrul the art of film. So
far, 33 Acehnese children in eight UNICEF child centres in Meulaboh
and Banda Aceh have participated in workshops organized by the project.
Junior 8 Summit in St. Petersburg
the photo essay
New versions added
The Hindi version of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
has been added to the MAGIC resources. Also available are now child-friendly
versions in Russian and Turkmen.
G8 Leaders Meet Junior 8 Children and listen to their recommendations
© UNICEF Russia/2006/Svirid - Russian President
Vladimir Putin speaks with young leaders of the Junior 8 Youth Forum
outside St. Petersburg, Russia.
Week of Deliberations, Including Talks with Young People from the
Developing World Culminates in Half Hour Meeting with World Leaders.
ST.PETERBURG, Russian Federation, July 16, 2006: The children of
the Junior 8 today met the G8 leaders who heard their views on what
they think should be done to make the world a better place for children.
ARTICLE & MORE
Young people 'demonised by media'
Young people feel "demonised" by politicians and the media,
a report by two youth charities suggests. Nearly 750 young people
completed an online poll for the British Youth Council (BYC) and
Eighty per cent believed unfair portrayal in the media led to strained
relations with older generations. The charities say the report is
the first step in a campaign to get across young people's views
on the government's "Respect" agenda.
The report by Lucja Wisniewska and Lucie Harris of YouthNet and
Clare Oliver of BYC will be debated at a seminar in London on Tuesday
attended by young people's representatives, politicians and journalists.
Invitación Especial - Niñez y Adolecencia en la
El Capítulo Infancia de Periodismo Social presenta este miércoles
19 de julio su segundo informe anual "Niñez y Adolescencia
en la Prensa Argentina", una investigación sobre la
cobertura de 12 diarios nacionales y provinciales basada en el monitoreo
de casi 30 mil noticias publicadas durante 2005.
Cuánto y cómo hablan los diarios
sobre los niñas, niños y adolescentes
Cuáles son los temas más tratados
cuando se informa sobre niñez
Cuáles son las fuentes que más
influyen en las notas sobre chicas y chicos
Cómo mejorar la cobertura y promover
los derechos de niños, niñas y adolescentes
Cómo pueden aliarse los medios y la
sociedad civil a favor de los chicos
Cómo hacer de la niñez una
prioridad del debate y de las políticas públicas
Este segundo informe anual del Capítulo
Infancia responde estos
interrogantes. Los invitamos a la presentación, con la asistencia
de representantes de la prensa, de organizaciones, de Instituciones
públicas y de los socios estratégicos (UNICEF,Fundación
Arcor, Fundación C&A) y el sponsor principal (Repsol
YPF) que apoyan nuestro proyecto.
Los esperamos este miércoles 19, a las 14.00, en la sala
González Tuñón, del Centro Cultural de la Cooperación
(CCC), en Avenida Corrientes 1543.
Armenian Journal: Youth activist empowers peers through journalism
By Timothy Spence, Knight International Press Fellow
As a child living in Soviet Armenia, Arthur Ghazaryan read the weekly
newspaper for young communist Pioneers. Later, as a high school
student in the newly independent country, Ghazaryan and his classmates
started a newspaper - writing their copy by hand because there were
no computers available.
Today, the energetic 26-year-old youth leader is preparing to publish
the second edition of a tabloid-size newspaper geared toward young
people in the northeastern town of Dilijan. It is part of a larger
project sponsored by the nongovernmental Academy for Educational
Development, or AED, to create print- and Web-based information
outlets for youth groups in Armenia's rural regions.
Kids Press Club visits Modhesh City
Dubai Press Club (DPC) organised a day-long field trip to Modhesh
City as part of its summer media programme, Kids Press Club (KPC),
with the aim of providing children with enriching learning experiences
in an informal ambience.
MySpace to launch internet child safety campaign
MySpace, the youth social networking portal owned by News Corporation,
is to unveil an internet survival guide starring '24' actor Kiefer
Sutherland, aimed at parents to promote internet safety for children.
The centrepiece of the campaign, which was created by Common Sense
Media, features Sutherland urging parents to closely monitor their
children's internet usage.
Common Sense Media is providing a dedicated website, where parents
can access a downloadable guide to safe internet usage and safety
tip cards aimed at teenagers.
Graffiti against Drugs Abuse in Sofia
Young graffiti writers gathered in Sofia for a graffiti weekend
dedicated to the International Day against Drug Abuse - June 26.
The event was part of the youth initiative Teens for Teens
and is took place in Sofia's Borisova garden. Students from the
Hristo Botev school and the American College in Sofia organized
the event. They had invited students from Bulgarian cities Plovdiv,
Dupnits and Pernik as well as all volunteers from Sofia to join
them in writing against drug abuse.
Check out the "Unite
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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