New Questions, New Insights, New Approaches

Contributions to the Research Forum at the World Summit on Media For Children and Youth 2010

In cooperation with the hosts of the World Summit on Media for Children and Youth in 2010, Karlstad, Sweden, The International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media organized a Research Forum with different sessions in the summit programme. The aim was to provide a space for an exchange of knowledge and a dialogue between the different groups of delegates at the summit and for researchers to reach out to interested parties in and outside the research community. Under the overriding theme of the introductory Plenary Session New Questions, New Insights, New Approaches, The Clearinghouse Research Forum had four more sessions with panels on different themes:

• Children, Media, Consumption and Health
• Media Ethics and Social Responsibility
• Communication for Social Change
• Media Literacy and Education

The current Yearbook is based on the twenty-five presentations given by a range of the most outstanding scholars from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. For this book, they reworked their contributions to provide slightly extended articles.

This publication is also available in PDF-format, free of charge



New Questions, New Insights, New Approaches

Young People in the Digital Media Culture. Introduction to the Research Forum Plenary Session

Ulla Carlsson

Eight Working Principles for Change in Children’s Television. The Views of Producers Around The World

Dafna Lemish

What Underlies Children, Media and Democracy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)?

Ibrahim Saleh

Media Literacy and Education


Jordi Torrent
Alton Grizzle

Views on the News. Media Literacy Empowerment Competencies in the Elementary Grades

Renee Hobbs
Henry Cohn-Geltner
John Landis

A Study of the Impact of Media Education on Students’ Media Analysis Skills. An Interim Report

Chi-Kim Cheung

A New Horizon. Media Literacy Assessment and Children in Europe

José Manuel Pérez Tornero
Mireia Pi

Youth and Children in Contemporary Brazilian Film and Television – and Film and Television by Youth and Children

Esther Hamburger

Children and New Media Literacy. An Egyptian Case Study

Samy Tayie

Children, Media, Consumption and Health


Dafna Lemish

Tween Girls’ Sexuality and a Media Scandal in Hong Kong

Kara Chan

Media Sexual and Reproductive Health Taboos in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Ibrahim Saleh

Digital Marketing and Children’s Health. A Framework for Research

Kathryn C. Montgomery
Sonya Grier
Jeff Chester
Lori Dorfman

Juanita Publicly Asks “What Will You Do for Me, Mayoral Candidate?” Children, Media, and Health Advocacy in Colombia

Arvind Singhal

Media Ethics and Social Responsibility


Sirkku Kotilainen

Positioning Children’s Interests within Debates over Internet Governance

Sonia Livingstone

Attaching Media Education to Human Rights by Socializing Young People to Ethics Online. Competences and E-strategies

Divina Frau-Meigs

Youth and the Paradoxes of the Indian Media Situation.Considerations for a Socially Responsible Youth Media Policy

Manisha Pathak-Shelat

in collaboration with Marcelo Petrazzini, Mariana Arraztoa, Gabriela Nahabedian and Elena Vázquez: Tools to Measure the Levels of Audience Involvement. Content analyses vs. social impact 1998

Tatiana Merlo-Flores

Youngsters’ Expressions of Responsible Citizenship through Media Diaries

Sirkku Kotilainen
Annikka Suoninen
Irma Hirsjärvi
Sara Kolomainen

Communication for Social Change


Florencia Enghel
Thomas Tufte

On Disc and Online. Expanding Digital Activism in Belarus

Iryna Vidanava

Strengthening Civil Society. A Communication for Social Change Agenda?

Lise Grauenkær Jensen
Mette Grøndahl Hansen

Being Read by a DJ. Youth Interaction via Radio and Cell Phones in Southeast Turkey

Ece Algan

Citizenship Practices among Youth. Exploring the Role of Communication and Media

Florencia Enghel
Thomas Tufte

The Authors

The Clearinghouse Yearbook
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