Youth Engaging With the World

Media, Communication and Social Change

The Yearbook 2009 focuses on youth as a generation of actors and citizens who are increasingly exposed to and making use of media/ICT for entertainment and informational purposes, for social networking and mobilization, and for knowledge sharing.

At the core of this creativity and these innovative practices is media and information literacy. Young people’s competence in using media, their ability to produce, understand and interact with the multiplicity of both new and old media formats and technologies have been instrumental in the manifestation of social processes of change. This book seeks to explore theoretical assumptions as well as empirical evidence of media and information literacy in action. But it also gathers examples of how youth in developing countries have used their skills to bring about change.


Introduction: Youth Engaging with Media and Communication. Different, Unequal and Disconnected? 
Setting the Scene 
The Warrior’s Code? Youth, Communication and Social Change 
Memory and Identity: Youth Communicating for their Rights 
Youth and Human Rights in Chile. Otherness, Political Identity and Social Change 
Youth, Memory and Justice. The Cromañón Case and Communication in an Age of Precariousness 
From Pages to Pixels. Belarus’ Unique Youth Multimedia Magazine 
The Power of Voice. North Koreans Negotiating Identity and Social Integration via Mediated Storytelling 
Voices of the Youth: Coping, Criticizing and Calling for Chang 
Alternative Voices under Repression. Zimbabwe’s Youth Media Projects 
Young Voices Driving Social Change 
From Voice to Participation? Analysing Youth Agency in Letter Writing in Tanzania 
“There Is No Permission to Love in Our Urfa”. Media, Youth Identities and Social Change in Southeast Turkey 
Youth as Subjects – of Content, Programs, Projects and Regulations 
Media Portrayals of Youth Involvement in Social Change. The Roles of Agency, Praxis, and Conflict Resolution Processes in TV Programs 
Contesting Norms on China’s Internet? The Party-state, Youth, and Social Change 
Critical Voices. Student Activism, Communication and Social Change in Zimbabwe 
Ethical Challenges in U.S. Youth Radio Training Programs 
Youth in Processes: Participatory Production 
Participatory Communication Processes as Infusions of Innovation. The Case of ‘Scenarios from Africa’ 
Views in Progress, Views in Process. A Participatory Video Experience with Young People in a Space of Borderlands 
Learning to Change the World Right Here. Youth, Educommunication and Social Change in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
Communication School for Children. Connecting Caves to the World 
The Authors 
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