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UNICEF Voices of Youth & The Guardian Advertisement Contest

Posted February 3, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Marketing & advertising to children (and youth) is a growing business in many parts of the world attracting increasing attention from parents, regulators, business and civil society. Children often have unsupervised access to numerous forms of media: we see advertisements all the time through the T.V., radio, the internet, and even our social media networks. And there are growing concerns about the effects of marketing on children’s physical and mental health. Inappropriate...


The Power of Media

Posted February 2, 2014 no picture alexcampili

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During my freshman year in high school, I wrote a research paper about the importance of social media in the Arab Spring. In it, I discussed the use of Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites in organizing and campaigning in the revolution. Last spring, I saw a documentary entitled Blood Brother, at Sundance London, about an American who ventured to India and spent his time at an orphanage for children with HIV/AIDS. The movie conveyed, using a beautiful personal tale and s...


OneMinutesJr. Workshop Za'atari: Part 1 - Breaking the Ice

Posted January 21, 2014 no picture theoneminutesjr.

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The OneMinutesJr. gives youth the opportunity to have their voices heard by creating one minute videos that share their ideas, dreams, fascinations, anxieties and viewpoints on the world. The OneMinutesJr. held a workshop in Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan 18-23 January 2014. Read Part Two and Part Three. Kids quietly filed into a pre-fabricated caravan for the first day of the OneMinutesJr. workshop. We are in base camp at the Za’atari refugee camp in northern Jordan, and today w...


OneMinutesJr. Jordan Workshop: Day Five - It's a Wrap!

Posted January 19, 2014 no picture theoneminutesjr.

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It’s a wrap! The OneMinutesJr. Amman workshop wrapped up on the 5th day with a great final screening, but not before a lot of editing time. The last day was spent editing all 17 films the kids had filmed over the last few days. Video artists, Taatske and Olivia, made rough cuts to all the films based on the storyboards from the shoots. Each participant sat with one of the two artists to finalize, edit, cut it down to one minute and choose titles and music (if necessary)....


OneMinutesJr. Jordan Workshop: Day One

Posted January 13, 2014 no picture theoneminutesjr.

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The first day of the OneMinutesJr. workshop in Amman began with the youth participants introducing themselves to each other. The seventeen youth come from Amman, Baqa’ah and Zarqa. Some youth already know each other, being part of UCAN (UNICEF Change Agent Network), a network for adolescents advocating for their rights. But this way the whole team gets to learn a bit of the kids’ as well as their interests and hobbies. After a brief introduction of the OneMinutesJr., we asked...


Celebrating Africa's literary works

Posted December 30, 2013 Avatar Mukhtar Muhammad

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Literature celebration:African literature as the name was coined refers to the literature originally from Africa. It can be termed as the literature of Africa. As postulated by George Joseph in his chapter on African Literature in Understanding Contemporary Africa is “the artistic use of words for the sake of Africa alone.” The African continent of vast lands and the black race through its illustrious literary works and its sound creative writers have been making significant changes. These c...


Story of an orphan in Russia...

Posted December 19, 2013 Avatar JulieVOY

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Media training continues in Russia with the story of an in orphan in Russia. Anton Kass, one of 16 attendees of the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) training workshop in Saratov, Russia wrote Alexei's story. Alexei is “campaigning not just for his rights but those of orphans all over Russia.” As an orphan, Alexei is entitled to a flat by the government, but is still waiting. Kass picked up Alexei's story on diversity which was a 5 day course to cover stories of diversity and inc...


By Dr. Guillermo Orozco, México. If anything currently distinguishes young lives, we would bet it be their positioning in the digital world. A positioning that is both a cultural and communicational survival in a world full of inequalities, fragmented identities and social, political and economic differences. The challenges that this offers for young people, and for those adults who accompany them, are many. First of course one must locate oneself within a participatory culture....


Youth Filmmakers Attend Masterclass - Day One

Posted November 29, 2013 no picture theoneminutesjr.

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Slowly, they gathered in the IDFA screening room for the first Masterclass event presentation. “They” are the nominees for the 2013 OneMinutesJr. awards: youth filmmakers who participated in UNICEF-sponsored OneMinutesJr. workshops around the world. The youth have come from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Libya, Georgia, Mexico, Pakistan and Ukraine and are joined by several local Dutch youth. IDFA, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, has partnered with the...


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