Translating the right to expression into a reality

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Once upon a time one needed significant means and resources to start a newspaper or a radio station; to reach large numbers of people with a message. The Internet changed this, but up until quite recently it was still necessary for a person to have technical knowledge, resources and access to the right technology in order to, for example, develop a website to share information and connect with others online. The explosion of the social web in the last few years has lowered the...


"The stronger the video, the easier it affects peoples’ opinions and minds"

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Interview with Eirini-Renee Gkatsi, a young fimmaker from Greece. You can watch her PLURAL+ video "Drop It" here. What is your video about? This video entitled “Drop it” is an attempt to highlight the multiple dimensions of the concept of diversity, which is seemingly a notion that separates peoples and nations, it is however in essence a tool through which the world can be united. Why did you make this video? What motivated you to make it? I made this video in...


"The first documentary that I did was when I was 7"

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Interview with Shruti Rai, a young film maker from India. Watch Shruti's film "Maina: The Little Bride" here. What is your video about? This video is about the child marriage issue in the rural and remote areas of India. It is the story of a girl "Maina" whose father decided to fix her marriage at an early age. Why did you make this video? What motivated you to make it? My school SVISG in India is closely working with CHINH Early Education Web Channel that has integrate...


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....


Denouncing racism through a powerful short film

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Interview with Elisa Moar. Learn more about Elisa's filmhere. What is your video about? This video was created to denounce any form of verbal violence and racism against aboriginal youth. Racism and insults are present every day in the lives of many young aboriginal people. Why did you make this video? What motivated you to make it? Everything started with a project called ‘’project footprint’’ that my high school in my community participated in. The original...


"The most important thing to think about is the message" - Lotin Peterson

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Meet Lotin Peterson from Haiti, another young film maker who has taken part in PLURAL+. Watch his video here. What is your video about? I did my video about migration, diversity, social inclusion and identity. When I was making "WE ARE IMPORTANT IN THE WORLD", the message I wanted to convey, it’s no matter where you are, if you ask the question, if you are important in the world? No matter who you are, your social position, your country, your skin color, our difference does...


Meeting Youth Around the World

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By Karen Cirillo, Executive Producer, Children's Broadcasting Initiatives,UNICEF I’ve been coordinating the global OneMinutesJr. initiative since 2007. The project is an arts-based video initiative that seeks to capture the voices and expressions of youth on issues and subjects important to them. These viewpoints are captured in one-minute videos that are then shared through a multitude of platforms. In the past six years with the OneMinutesJr., I have met over 450 differ...


What should companies do to make the internet safe for children?

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We need your comments! Online safety has been a big topic this year on Voices of Youth - we've spoken to youth all around the world about it at events like the #BYND2015 summit in Costa Rica, and we've published several research reports about it. Earlier this year UNICEF and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) started working on a revised set of guidelines for the ICT/digital industry on how best to protect children's rights in the ICT/digital sphere. These g...


Meet Adelheid, a young film maker from Taiwan

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What is your name and where are you from? Adelheid Sudibyo, from Taiwan What is your video about? My video is mainly about how we lack social inclusion, how we as a society still exclude those people who we think are different from our idea of ‘normal’. In this video, instead of focusing on the people who exclude, I focus on the people who feel excluded. Why did you make this video? What motivated you to make it? I made this video because I was inspired by my...


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    I'm one of the Voices of Youth Community Managers. I love reading, travel & social media.


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