All posts tagged with: media

A way tech companies could "save the world"

Posted November 18, 2013 no picture Mariel García M

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Everyday, we hear tales of the ways tech companies make a difference. Apps that will somehow solve problems that big institutions couldn’t in the last 50 years; social networking sites that somehow spark revolutions that people themselves don’t… Many tech startup pitches would give high schoolers the idea that, in order to eradicate poverty, there’s no point learning about poverty itself; you just need to learn how to code. This overly optimistic talk of technology (bri...

Youth filmmakers to present their work at international awards ceremony

Posted October 8, 2013 no picture theoneminutesjr.

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Around the world, young people have been making one-minute videos in UNICEF-hosted OneMinutesJr. workshops. Eager to express themselves, youth participants share their viewpoints on subjects such as disabilities, juvenile justice, violence, their future and their lives. Now, 15 of these youth filmmakers are nominees for the 2013 OneMinutesJr. Awards and have been invited to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to present their videos at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam...

Which One Will You Choose: Digital or Printed?

Posted September 21, 2013 Avatar Emilia Siahaan

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Everything is about digital nowadays. Technology, especially internet, has helped us a lot in doing many things. The most common thing that has been shared is information. The easiness to share everything is used by many people for education, too. You can find a lot of digital books in so many versions, and even you can download it for free. You also can download any presentations if you want to learn simpler. Sometimes, we find it hard to buy the books because somehow the cost...

COMPETITION: Be the brain behind the next VOY Citizens video

Posted September 9, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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UPDATE: Deadline for submissions extended to 23 September. How many times have you watched a video clip about internet safety and thought to yourself: “Hmm that's boring or lame...I can do better” ? We're giving you that chance… As part of our involvement in the Global Youth Summit: BYND2015 and the Be Smart Be Safe session, we're launching a competition to give young people the chance to help us create a powerful awareness raising video about internet safety. W...

How do you feel the media represents disability?

Posted March 13, 2013 Avatar Francisca Lily

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I have started to investigate the way in which contemporary media represents disability (more specifically physical disability). After taking a closer look, I have realised that the media plays a huge role in society. Whether it be through radio, internet or broadcasts the media has a huge influence upon society. In my own opinion I do feel that the media does unfairly represent persons with disability. The mass media audience, I wonder what views they may have of persons with a...