Organisations and Networks

The database contains brief information on organizations focused on or concerned with children, youth and media in different parts of the world. The presentation is based on information on the organizations’ own web sites. Use the filters below to refine your search or to find information on a particular organization. To report corrections and updates, please contact the Clearinghouse: clearinghouse@nordicom.gu.se

Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media

The Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media:undertakes research and consultancies,holds conferences and public seminars,organises networks of researchers and practitioners,supervises graduate students,publishes books and reports,and works with other institutions, nationally and internationally.

Focus: Children and media
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Level: National
Type: Research organization

Centro de Criação de Imagem Popular (CECIP)

Created in 1986, CECIP is a not for profit and independent NGO that has been developing for the past three decades Education and Communication projects renowned for their creativity and effectiveness. CECIP’s mission is to contribute to the process of democratisation in Brazil by producing information and developing methodologies aimed at influencing public policies and strenghtening citizenship’s fundamental rights.

Lines of action:

  • Audiovisual production of educational materials
  • Campaigns of Public Interest
  • Training of Educators and Social Agents
  • ICT training with Youths
  • Promotion of Culture of Peace at School
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Fostering community Partnerships

(2017-03-24)

Focus: Media education/Media literacy
Country: BRAZIL
Level: National
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Centrum Sztuki Dziecka (Children's Art Centre)

Children's Art Centre in Poznań is a culture institution controlled by the local government. It has been in operation for almost 30 years. It runs diverse and interdisciplinary initiatives in the area of art for children and teenagers. Its objectives are to inspire the creation of professional culture for children, to promote and spread the word about valuable trends in art and to popularize and support the development of innovative methods of cultural education. The Centre's statute tasks include the organization of the Biennial of Art for Children and the International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino! as well as the execution of educational and artistic projects. (2014-01-22)

Focus: Children's media
Country: POLAND
Level: National
Type: Public/governmental organization

Child Research Net

Child Research Net (CRN) is a non-profit, Internet-based child research institute. We have designed CRN's English site to bring together people concerned about children and to offer a forum for innovative interdisciplinary discussion. Our vast network of professionals, researchers and educators around the world will bring you articles, reliable data and the latest research in English, mainly on Japanese children and youth that are not otherwise available.

CRN's aim is to exchange information and knowledge on the Internet with child experts and researchers worldwide and pursue the happiness of children from the biological and social perspectives of Kodomogaku, Child Science, in its consideration of children. (2013-12-17)

Focus: Children's issues
Country: JAPAN
Level: National
Type: Information, communication and research organization

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)

Guided by our passion for social and legal change, CRIN is building a global network for children's rights. We press for rights, not charity, and advocate for a genuine systemic shift in how governments and societies view children.

Our inspiration is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which we use to bring children's rights to the top of the international agenda. We launch advocacy campaigns, lead international children's rights coalitions, and strive to make existing human rights enforcement mechanisms accessible for all. (2013-12-18)

Focus: Children's rights
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Level: International
Type: Network of organizations

Childnet International

Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. (2013-12-18)

Focus: Children and media
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Level: International
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Children and Broadcasting Foundation for Africa (CBFA)

The Children and Broadcasting Foundation (CBF)1 for Africa was formed in 1995 as a direct result of the First World Summit on Children and Television in Australia.We felt that we had to create an environment in which children's broadcasting issues should be discussed within the African region. Our emphasis was not only on television as was the case at the First World Summit but included radio due to the greater availability and accessibility of radio in Africa.

Focus: Children's media
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
Level: Regional
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Children and Broadcasting Foundation for Africa (CBFA)Nigeria Chapter

The Children and Broadcasting Foundation (CBF)1 for Africa was formed in 1995 as a direct result of the First World Summit on Children and Television in Australia.We felt that we had to create an environment in which children's broadcasting issues should be discussed within the African region. Our emphasis was not only on television as was the case at the First World Summit but included radio due to the greater availability and accessibility of radio in Africa.

Focus: Children's media
Country: NIGERIA
Level: National
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Children Now

Children Now’s mission is to find common ground among influential opinion leaders, interest groups and policymakers, who together can develop and drive socially innovative, “win-win” approaches to helping all children achieve their full potential. Children Now sheds light on media’s impact on children’s health, by working to ensure children’s best interests are served by the nation’s media policies in the areas of advertising to children, media messages about race, class & gender, and TV ratings. Children Now also covers media’s impact on children’s education, specifically the use of media & technology in education, children’s educational TV, and media ownership consolidation. (2013-12-18)

Focus: Children and media
Country: USA
Level: National
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU)

The Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU) was founded in 1974 to promote responsible children's advertising as part of a strategic alliance with the major advertising trade associations through the National Advertising Review Council. CARU is the children's arm of the advertising industry's self-regulation program and evaluates child-directed advertising and promotional material in all media to advance truthfulness, accuracy and consistency with its Self-Regulatory Guidelines for Children's Advertising and relevant laws. CARU's basic activities are the review and evaluation of child-directed advertising in all media, and online privacy practices as they affect children. When these are found to be misleading, inaccurate, or inconsistent with CARU's Self-Regulatory Guidelines for Children's Advertising, CARU seeks change through the voluntary cooperation of advertisers.

Focus: Children and advertising
Country: USA
Level: National
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Children's Human Rights Centre of Albania (CRCA)

The Children’s Human Rights Centre of Albania – CRCA works to promote the respect of children and youth rights, to protect them from violence, abuse and exploitation, to develop children and youth rights in Albania and to increase child and youth participation at national and local level, through lobby and advocacy, policy and legislation improvement; capacity building, information and research, and establishment of good models of services of child care and protection. CRCA promotes the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and all other national and international human rights standards. (2014-01-31)

Focus: Children's rights
Country: ALBANIA
Level: National
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Childwatch International

The Childwatch International Research Network is a global, non-profit, nongovernmental network of institutions that collaborate in child research for the purpose of promoting child rights and improving children’s well-being around the world. It was founded in 1993 as a response from the research community to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, an instrument for changing the focus of research and for ensuring that the perspectives of children are heard. The Convention is the basis for the Network’s common agenda. (2017-03-24)

Focus: Children's rights
Country: NORWAY
Level: International
Type: Information, communication and research organization

Chitrabani

The first media center in the Eastern India, Chitrabani had been instrumental in training media personnel who now serve several media industries, providing quality service, and imparting a value-based experimental atmosphere.

Chitrabani was founded in 1970 in response to the emerging techonology in the field of mass media. (2014-01-31)

Focus: Education & training
Country: INDIA
Level: Regional
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Citizens for Media Literacy (CML)

Citizens for Media Literacy is a non-profit, public-interest organization linking media literacy with the concepts and practices of citizenship.
CML...

  • promotes citizens' responsibility for free speech rights
  • provides assistance to citizen activists and journalists on issues related to the Freedom of Information Act and Open Records laws
  • publishes media analysis and criticism, such as Sinclair Media Watch
  • promotes public access to the media environment, especially via cable TV and the Internet.(2014-01-07)
Focus: Media education/Media literacy
Country: USA
Level: National
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

CNTV, Concejo Nacional de Televisión de Chile

El Consejo Nacional de Televisión es el organismo que debe velar por el correcto funcionamiento de la televisión chilena a través de políticas institucionales que tiendan a orientar, estimular y regular la actividad de los actores involucrados en el fenómeno televisivo, en sintonía con los cambios tecnológicos y socio-culturales, en un contexto de creciente internacionalización.

Unidad de Educación de Medios
Fomenta una ciudadanía crítica, informada y responsable que contribuya a una televisión de calidad y un control parental instruido y activo que guíe el consumo televisivo infantil. (2014-01-31)

Focus: Media organization/authority
Country: CHILE
Level: National
Type: Professional media organization

Coalition for Quality Children’s Media (CQCM) and Kids First

The Coalition for Quality Children's Media is a national, nonprofit organization founded in 1991 whose mission is to teach children critical viewing skills and to increase the visibility and availability of quality children's media.

The Coalition's KIDS FIRST! program evaluates, rates and endorses films, DVDs, audio recordings, TV shows, apps and games using volunteer, community-based juries of adults and children from diverse backgrounds and offers a variety of means to showcase and enhance consumer awareness of endorsed products. (2014-01-07)

Focus: Children's media
Country: USA
Level: National
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Collectif Interassociatif Enfance et Media (CIEM)

Le CIEM vous accueille sur son nouveau site Internet. Retrouvez toutes nos actions, prises de positions et publications autour de la question des jeunes et des médias.

Focus: Children and media
Country: FRANCE
Level: National
Type: Network of organizations

Comitê para Democratização da Informática (CDI)

The Committee to Democratize Information Technology (CDI) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that promotes educational and vocational training programs (Computer Science and Citizenship Schools).Its mission is to reintegrate the members of the poor communities, principally children and young people, and alleviate the social exclusion they are subjected to in Brazil and throughout the world. In addition to developing pioneer work in bringing information technology to the underpriviliged populations, CDI promotes citizenship, literacy, ecology, health, human rights and non-violence, through information technology.

Focus: Children's participation in media production
Country: BRAZIL
Level: National
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Committee on the Rights of the Child

The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the body of 18 Independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by its State parties. It also monitors implementation of two Optional Protocols to the Convention, on involvement of children in armed conflict and on sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. (2014-01-07)

Focus: Children's rights
Level: International
Type: Public/governmental organization

Communications Law Centre (CLC)

The Communications Law Centre (CLC) is an independent, non-profit organisation based at the University of Technology, Sydney. The vision of the Centre is to uphold freedom of expression within the proper limits of the law. The CLC acts in the public interest to influence the reform of media, communications and online law and policy. This is achieved through a focus on research, educational services and reform. (2014-01-07)

Focus: Education & training
Country: AUSTRALIA
Level: National
Type: Research organization

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