Saturday, 7 August 2010
Thursday, 17 June 2010
Today at the summit, we talked to Karen Cirillo, Executive Producer of Children’s Broadcasting Initiatives at UNICEF in New York. Her “controversial idea” for the Global Youth Media Council is that the media should have quotas to ensure a variety of voices are presented to the public.
"We need more diversity in media. It doesn’t have to be, ‘Oh, this is a show about an immigrant’ – it’s a show about a family, which who just happen to be immigrants…”
Karen sat on a panel discussing Human Rights and Intercultural Dialogue: How Media Literacy increases awareness of differences and develops respect for the others.
Today at the summit, we talked to Jordi Torrent, Head of UN Alliance for Civilizations, USA, after his presentation on Media Literacy.
“Growing up, I was very interested in The Prisoner…I grew up in Franco’s Spain where censorship was very strong, so any media that was opening your horizons was welcoming…”
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Today marked the first of four sessions to be held for Global Youth Media Council at the World Summit, held at the magnificent 'pod' building at Karlstad University
30 young people from 10 different countries gathered for the Global Youth Media Council
As a result, the young people discussed and decided on a set of main issues regarding children, young people and the media.