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   Reporting on children and young people has its special challenges.  In some instances the act of reporting on children places them or other children at risk of retribution or stigmatization.

   UNICEF has developed principles to assist journalists as they report on issues affecting children.  They are offered as guidelines that UNICEF believes will help media to cover children in an age-appropriate and sensitive manner.  The guidelines are meant to support the best intentions of ethical reporters: serving the public interest without compromising the rights of children.


   The Media and Chidren’s Rights

   This handbook has been produced to help media professionals working on stories about children to appreciate the rights of children and encourage their participation in the mass media. Its purpose is to generate responsible coverage of children, and the impact of adult behaviour and decisions on their lives. 

    English | Româna



   The image of young people

  Guide for journalists and other professionals. The guide was produced by the Youth Media Center and UNICEF in order to promote in the media issues and positive messages about youth. Young people serve an important source of topics for the media and are active agents of change in the society.

  Chisinau, 2005




   Violence against children: what and how to report?

  This guide presents an approach to media issues about children abused, neglected and beaten in their families from the perspective of children’s rights and interests. The content of the guide will help journalists to look beyond the images, shocking details and adopt a professional, responsible and balanced style.

  Chisinau 2006





  Ethical style guide for journalists

  A set of ethical standards while reporting about children developed by the Association of Independent Press (API) for journalists.

  Chisinau, 2009 


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