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?

Thomas Tufte
Florencia Enghel

Setting the Scene

The Warrior’s Code? Youth, Communication and Social Change

Rossana Reguillo

Memory and Identity: Youth Communicating for their Rights

Youth and Human Rights in Chile. Otherness, Political Identity and Social Change

Antonieta Muñoz-Navarro

Youth, Memory and Justice. The Cromañón Case and Communication in an Age of Precariousness

Florencia Enghel
Cecilia Flachsland
Violeta Rosemberg

From Pages to Pixels. Belarus’ Unique Youth Multimedia Magazine

Iryna Vidanava

The Power of Voice. North Koreans Negotiating Identity and Social Integration via Mediated Storytelling

Jiwon Yoon

Voices of the Youth: Coping, Criticizing and Calling for Chang

Alternative Voices under Repression. Zimbabwe’s Youth Media Projects

Rashweat Mukundu

Young Voices Driving Social Change

Lise Grauenkær Jensen
Mette Grøndahl Hansen
Stine Kromann-Larsen

From Voice to Participation? Analysing Youth Agency in Letter Writing in Tanzania

Thomas Tufte
Aran Corrigan
Ylva Ekström
Minou Fuglesang
Datius Rweyemamu

“There Is No Permission to Love in Our Urfa”. Media, Youth Identities and Social Change in Southeast Turkey

Ece Algan

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

Peter Lemish
Elke Schlote

Contesting Norms on China’s Internet? The Party-state, Youth, and Social Change

Johan Lagerkvist

Critical Voices. Student Activism, Communication and Social Change in Zimbabwe

Nkosi Martin Ndlela

Ethical Challenges in U.S. Youth Radio Training Programs

Robert Huesca

Youth in Processes: Participatory Production

Participatory Communication Processes as Infusions of Innovation. The Case of ‘Scenarios from Africa’

Karen Greiner

Views in Progress, Views in Process. A Participatory Video Experience with Young People in a Space of Borderlands

Ana Zanotti

Learning to Change the World Right Here. Youth, Educommunication and Social Change in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Claudius Ceccon

Communication School for Children. Connecting Caves to the World

José Paulo de Araújo

The Authors

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