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In 1996 the Committee on the Rights of the Child, which advises governments on their implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child held a consultation on children and the media.

A working group then began to explore the issues involved in developing a positive relationship between children and the media. In 1988, the Norwegian Government and UNICEF initiated a process that would identify examples of good practice, forge cooperative links among the many sectors involved, and produce resources to encourage further developments in the field.

In November 1999, young people involved in media projects, media professionals and child rights experts gathered in the Norwegian capital Oslo to discuss the role the media can play in the development of children’s rights throughout the world, under five headings:

• Children’s right of access to the media, including new media

• Children’s right to media education and literacy

• Children’s right to participate in the media

• Children’s right to protection from harm in the media and violence on the screen

• The media’s role in protecting and promoting children’s rights

From their deliberations emerged the Oslo Challenge.

The Oslo Challenge Network was set up for professionals and organizations working in the field of children and the media to share information and ideas. This network – now known as the MAGIC Network – communicates through an email group. If you would like to join this group, just go to the Join MAGIC section of this website.

An arts education program for youths 13-18 that teaches students how to use the equipment of a professional recording studio to create their own CD project from conception to completion.

www.hiphoponlock.org

Generation PRX is a project of the Public Radio Exchange to support, connect and distribute youth-produced radio.  A tremedous, resource and content-rich website with teaching aides, well-curated links and an anthology of content from multiple youth radio programs.

www.prx.org

Youth Radio Vermont is a program of the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury, VT that trains kids in the art of radio documentary production. The program gives kids the skills to develop, produce, and edit stories about themselves and the communities where they live.

Youth Radio Vermont got its start in 2006. In its first year, the program touched down in Middlebury, Rutland, Tinmouth, and Montpelier, Vermont. Youth Radio Vermont is just getting underway with a new class of kids at Winooski High School.

From www.transom.org, a great resource for media creators.

Great tips for interviewers of all ages.
Excerpt from BBC Handbook

On-line courses for older youth and adults.
http://www.bbctraining.com/onlineCourse.asp?tID=2555&cat=2772

Youth Radio/Youth Media International is a Peabody Award-winning youth-driven converged media production company that delivers the best youth news and culture and undiscovered talent to a cross section of audiences. Youthradio.org is a participatory news space where young reporters publish original content, including writing, audio, photo, and video directly to the website from anywhere in the world. Youth Radio/Youth Media International stories run regularly on NPR, PRI, American Public Media, boingboing.net, BBC, iTunes, The Huffington Post, CurrentTV, and other digital and broadcast outlets worldwide.

www.youthradio.org

Young people  using their own language to carry on public discourse, expressions of art or engaging in conversations of literature, public affairs and politics that ultimately air on KUYI Keams Canyon, AZ.

 

www.kuyi.net/kuyiprograms.html

 

Curie Youth Radio is a writing and radio production class at Curie High School on Chicago’s Southwest side. Students create their own stories: fresh takes on everything from snowball fights to gang warfare. They see their stories as a way for teenagers in one Chicago high school to reach out to the rest of the world.  The program’s goal is to help students bring their stories to the rest of the world while helping them learn strong storytelling, editing, and production skills, as well as a critical awareness of media and audience.

www.curiehs.org/curie_youth_radio

The KBOO Youth Collective began May 22, 2002 and produces two monthly programs.   The Underground  is a public affairs show on youth issues (fourth Wednesday, 6 – 7 pm).  Youth Randomonium is a music show with youth-produced music and DJs (last Friday of each month from 11-midnight).

Detailed information about prcess and classes offered, although no original curricula online.

www.kbooyouth.org

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