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

Community Centres of Learning (CECODAP)

CECODAP es una organización venezolana que desde 1984 trabaja en la promoción y defensa de los derechos humanos de la niñez y adolescencia haciendo especial énfasis en la construcción de una convivencia sin violencia a través de la participación ciudadana de los niños, niñas y adolescentes, familias, centros educativos y sociedad. (2014-01-07)

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

Companies Committed to Kids

Since 1990, Companies Committed to Kids (formerly Concerned Children's Advertisers) has been producing and delivering social messaging campaigns on issues of challenge in children's lives, including:

  • Drug abuse prevention;
  • Child abuse prevention;
  • Child safety;
  • Self-esteem;
  • Media literacy;
  • Bullying prevention; and
  • Healthy active living.

Our campaigns include nationally televised Public Service Announcements and curricula for children in kindergarten to grade eight, as well as tips and tools for parents and community workers. (2014-01-07)

Focus: Children and media
Country: CANADA
Level: National
Type: Professional media organization

Concerned for Working Children (CWC)

The Concerned for Working Children is a not-for-profit secular, democratic development agency based in Bengaluru, India. Active since the late 1970s, we were one of the first organisations in India to focus on working children and their needs. We have since become widely recognised as a world leader in chidren’s rights, particularly children’s right to self determination. (2014-01-07)

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

Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel (CSA)

Le Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel (CSA) a pour mission de garantir la liberté de communication audiovisuelle en France. Lui confie de larges responsabilités, parmi lesquelles : la protection des mineurs, le respect de l'expression pluraliste des courants d'opinion, l’organisation des campagnes électorales à la radio et à la télévision, la rigueur dans le traitement de l'information, l’attribution des fréquences aux opérateurs, le respect de la dignité de la personne humaine, la protection des consommateurs. De plus, le Conseil est chargé de « veiller à la défense et à l’illustration de la langue et de la culture françaises » sur les antennes. Plus récemment, il a reçu de nouvelles missions : rendre les programmes de la télévision accessibles aux personnes souffrant d'un handicap auditif ou visuel ; veiller à la représentation de la diversité de notre société dans les médias ; contribuer aux actions en faveur de la protection de la santé, etc. (2014-01-08)

Focus: Media organization/authority
Country: FRANCE
Level: National
Type: Public/governmental organization

Conseil Supérieur de l'Education aux Médias (CSEM)

Le Conseil supérieur a pour missions (comprenant): De promouvoir l'éducation aux médias et de favoriser l'échange d'informations et la coopération entre tous les acteurs et organismes concernés par l'éducation aux médias en Communauté française, notamment les secteurs des différents médias, l'enseignement obligatoire et l'éducation permanente. (2014-01-07)

Focus: Media education/Media literacy
Country: BELGIUM
Level: National
Type: Public/governmental organization

Council of Europe, Media Division

The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading human rights organisation. It includes 47 member states, 28 of which are members of the European Union. All Council of Europe member states have signed up to the European Convention on Human Rights, a treaty designed to protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
The European Court of Human Rights oversees the implementation of the Convention in the member states. (2014-01-31)

Focus: Children's rights
Country: FRANCE
Level: Regional
Type: Public/governmental organization

Defence for Children International (DCI)

Defence for Children International (DCI) is an independent non-governmental organisation that has been promoting and protecting children’s rights on a global, regional, national and local level for 30 years. DCI is represented through its national sections and associated members in 48* countries worldwide. Its International Secretariat is based in Geneva, Switzerland.
The DCI movement was founded in 1979, the International Year of the Child, at a time when few international structures were dedicated to a rights-based approach in addressing the many challenges facing the world’s children. DCI was at the forefront in the drafting process and international lobby for the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and its work continues to be embedded in these fundamental principles.

Focus: Children's rights
Level: International
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Deutsches Jugendinstitut (DJI)

The German Youth Institute (Deutsches Jugendinstitut e.V., DJI) is one of Germany’s largest social science institutes focusing on research and development around the topics of children, youth and families, as well as the political and practical areas related to them.

The DJI is a non-university institute at the interface between various academic disciplines, federal levels, stakeholder groups, areas of the political sphere and practitioners. As such, the Institute offers practice-oriented insights from empirical research, the latest in policy consulting as well as research support and stimulus for practitioners. At the same time, it serves as an intermediary between science, policy, and practitioners.

One focus of research is the usage of the Internet by children, both in their leisure time and in the school context. (2017-03-24)

Focus: Children's issues
Country: GERMANY
Level: National
Type: Research organization

Don Bosco Institute of Communication Arts (DBICA)

The main objectives of DBICA:- media education: documentation, research, creating media awareness, journal- training in media skills: courses, alternative community media training-production: trainees, social documentaries and short films

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

Dove Foundation

The Dove Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage and promote the creation, production, distribution and consumption of wholesome family entertainment. We are supported primarily by donations from families such as yours who want to move Hollywood in a more family-friendly direction. (2014-01-08)

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

Dutch Institute for Film Education (Nederlands Instituut voor Filmeducatie, NIF)

Focus: Media education/Media literacy
Country: NETHERLANDS
Level: National
Type: Professional media organization

ECPAT International

(End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking in Children for Sexual Purposes) ECPAT International is a global network of organisations working together for the elimination of child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes. It seeks ensure that children everywhere enjoy their fundamental rights free and secure from all forms of commercial sexual exploitation. (2014-01-31)

Focus: Children's well-being
Country: THAILAND
Level: International
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Edupax

Edupax in a not for profit organisation based in Québec, Canada, whose mission is to educate children and adolescents about abusive strategies to increase screen-time exposure. Its main purpose is to raise awareness, critical judgment, and freedom of expression of coming generations, including parents and teachers. In order to protect youth from screen addiction, Edupax created the 10-Day Screen-Free Challenge, a playful educational program to increase the will and power of youth in their digital environment. Well over 450 schools, in Canada and France, have offered students to experience it with various real-life benefits. Screen-freedom is an essential part of today's education for the 21st century. Protecting children from «material injurious to their well-being» has become mandatory for all States concerned with the world Convention for the Rights of the Child. Edupax is also committed to promoting legislation to ban advertising that targets children.

Focus: Children's well-being
Country: CANADA
Level: National
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Empresa Municipal de Multimeios Ltda/MultiRio

MultiRio is an enterprise created by the Municipal Government of Rio de Janeiro to develop educative and cultural actions dedicated to the introduction of new languages and technologies suitable for the political and pedagogical project of the Municipal Secretariat of Education.Television production, computers and education as well as technical cooperation with Brazilian and foreign agencies transform MultiRio into an educational agent directed to assisting the largest network of public schools in Latin America. MultiRio directly improves a total of 1,029 schools, 32,000 teachers and 700,000 students by means of its production of television programs, videos, computer projects (CD-ROM and Internet ) and also by providing technical support, training courses, seminars and printed material.

Focus: Media education/Media literacy
Country: BRAZIL
Level: National
Type: Public/governmental organization

Euronet - The European Children's Network

The European Children's Network is a group of members from different countries, individuals and companies that have set themselves the goal to actively promote the rights of children. We try to report current and critical information about children's rights and issues within the European Union. (2014-01-08)

Focus: Children's rights
Country: GERMANY
Level: Regional
Type: Network of organizations

European Broadcasting Union (EBU)

The EBU is the world's foremost alliance of public service media organizations, with Members in 56 countries in Europe and beyond. The EBU's mission is to defend the interests of public service media and to promote their indispensable contribution to modern society. Within EBU there is a EUROVISION Children & Youth Experts Group which reunites all the heads of children and youth departments within the EBU member organisations. (2014-01-08)

Focus: Media organization/authority
Level: Regional
Type: Professional media organization

European Children's Film Association (E.C.F.A.)

ECFA is the organisation for all, who are interested in high quality films for children and young people: film makers, producers, promotors, distributors, exhibitors, TV-programmers, festival organizers and film educators.

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

European Observatory on Children's Television

The European Observatory on Children’s Television (OETI for its name in catalan) is an independent non-profit entity created in 1997 by Barcelona's Associations of the Audiovisual Arts. OETI works towards ensuring that children’s television programmes and audiovisual in general be educational, formative and entertaining. The Observatory groups together the Barcelona International Audiovisual Festival, the World Forum on Children’s Television and the Observatory Sessions. These three sections are autonomous, though interrelated.(2017-03-24)

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

Familie & Medier - Kristent medieforum

Family & Media provide knowledge about positive media use. Children are particularly important to us, and we want to give advice to adults about children and the media. Furthermore, we focus on young people and their relationship to the media through the site Ungdom & Medier (Youth & Media). This way we can provide children and young people the best. In Norwegian. (2014-01-31)

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

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable.

Focus: Media organization/authority
Country: USA
Level: National
Type: Public/governmental organization

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