Thursday, 17 June 2010

UNICEF representative and quotas

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.

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