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

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.UNICEF is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and strives to establish children's rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behaviour towards children.

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

Video Intervention/Prevention Assessment

Video Intervention/Prevention Assessment (VIA) is based at Children’s Hospital Boston and is a project of the Center on Media and Child Health. VIA gives video cameras to young people, asking them to teach clinicians about the realities of their illness experiences through the creation of audiovisual illness narratives. (2010-10-15)

Focus: Children's participation in media production
Country: USA
Level: International
Type: Research organization

Vision Kino gGmbH - Netzwerk für Film- und Medienkompetenz

VISION KINO gGmbH – Netzwerk für Film- und Medienkompetenz (VISION KINO – Network for Film and Media Competences) VISION KINO is a film and media competences network active throughout Germany providing a service for educational film work both in and outside school. The organization was founded in 2005 by the Federal Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs, which is based in the German chancellor’s office, the German Federal Film Board (FFA) and Kino macht Schule GbR (German film industry association, including the German Distributors Association).

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

VLV Children's Forum(Voice of the Listener & Viewer)

Voice of the Listener & Viewer's Forum for Children's Broadcasting was set up in 1995. The Forum's aims are:To increase awareness of the need to protect and extend the range, quality and diversity of children's radio and television programmes.To inform and educate the public about media policy and practice in order to create a better understanding of the changing environment faced by programme makers and schedulers.To bring pressure on government, Ofcom, channel controllers and commissioning editors to protect budgets and airtime allocated to children's programmes.To monitor the quality and provision of children's programmes together with the different methods of funding (including advertising, sponsorship, and merchandising) in order to prevent inappropriate use; and to ensure that all BBC, Ofcom, CAP (Committee of Advertising Practice) and other relevant codes are respected. (2010-10-15)

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

Voices of Youth

Focus: Children's participation in media production
Country: USA
Level: International
Type: Public/governmental organization

Werkgroep TV-geweld (Working Group on TV Violence)

The regional group WERKGROEP TV-GEWELD find that habituation, simply accepting the violence and aggression as a form of entertainment is not a good thing. Our group, founded in October 1986 in Haarlem, like to convince government and broadcasting companies of the importance of less violent based program offerings. Web site in Dutch. (2014-02-04)

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

Women's Media Watch Jamaica

Women’s Media Watch Jamaica is a civil society, non-profit organization comprising a core volunteer membership of women and a wide network of male and female associates.

Mission:

  • To reduce gender-based violence in the media and in society in order to achieve balanced gender relations and gender equality.
  • To be a dynamic organization committed to reducing gender-based violence and promoting gender equity.
  • To promote a gendered analysis of the media in order to increase awareness of the influence of the media in our lives.

WMW has a multi-pronged programme of work that includes training and professional development seminars, media literacy, conflict resolution workshops, research, public education and advocacy. (2014-02-04)

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

World Association for Christian Communication (WACC)

The World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) is an international organization that promotes communication as a basic human right, essential to people’s dignity and community.

WACC promotes communication for social change. It believes that communication and conversation is a basic human right that defines people’s common humanity, strengthens cultures, enables participation, creates community and challenges tyranny and oppression.

WACC’s key concerns are media diversity, equal and affordable access to communication and knowledge, media and gender justice, and the relationship between communication and power. It tackles these through advocacy, education, training, and the creation and sharing of knowledge. (2014-02-04)

Focus: Media organization/authority
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Level: International
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Yale University,Family Television Research and Consultation Center

The Family Television Research and Consultation Center has three primary missions. 1) to conduct research on adult-child communication and the impact of television on the cognitive, social and emotional development and physical health of children and youth; 2) to provide consultation and evaluation of programming and other forms of media intervention directed at the young; and 3) to advise and guide parents, educators and health care specialists on the control of television usage and the constructive application of the media for child and adolescent development.

Focus: Children and media
Country: USA
Level: National
Type: Research organization

YNPRESS News Agency

A Russian news agency with young journalists (teenagers, except for a very few grown-up consultants). Web site in Russian (2010-10-15)

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

Young Asia Television

Young Aisa television or YATV, is an attempt to give young people of Asia a voice of their own. Reports from all over the world, from production centres around Asia, from different organisations are processed every day at YATV.Also researching, writing, producing and edit our own reports – and it's done by young people between 18-25 exactly the same age asour audience.

Focus: Children's participation in media production
Country: SRI LANKA
Level: Regional
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Young Irish Film Makers

Young Irish Film Makers is an innovative youth film training and production organisationbased Ireland. It offers young people aged 8 to 18 years the opportunity to make their own film productions to professional standards of excellence. It is committed to producing feature films made by young people for young people.

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

Young Media Partners (YMP)

(Sarah McNeill Director???)Young Media Partners (YMP) is a not-for-profit international membership association of young reporters in broadcast, print and electronic media. YMP provides the latest information, knowledge, training, resources, and communication networks needed for young journalists to develop their professionalism.(or)P.O. box 7760Beverly Hills, CA 90212USATel/+1 310 754 6000

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

Youth Media Alliance

Youth Media Alliance (YMA) seeks to enrich the lives of Canadian children and teens by helping improve the quality of the content created for them on all screen-based media. The Alliance pursues its mission of encouraging high-quality content by presenting annual awards of excellence to the best productions targeting young English- and French-speaking Canadians. It offers ongoing training tailored to the special needs of youth production professionals through workshops, seminars, and special events such as the Children, Youth & Media and Média-Jeunes conferences. It also conducts original research investigating the impact of screen-based media on young people. Finally, Youth Media Alliance lobbies governments to generate interest in all matters concerning screen-based content for young Canadians. Youth Media Alliance stems from the former Alliance for Children and Television (ACT)

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

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