As a kid, I booked a date with NBC each Thursday night, like millions of other African Americans, to watch “The Cosby Show.”
Monday, 30 July 2012
The festival started at 10 a.m. with a photo exhibit at the Robinsons ground floor in Tacloban City, Plan Philippines Area Manager Rodel Bontuyan said during the “Suruswerte ha PIA” radio program on Tuesday.
Bontuyan said the judging of entries followed at the Philippine Information Agency (PIA-8) office at 11 a.m. with representatives from different agencies who acted as jurors.
At 3 p.m., there will be a public screening and interface with the young filmmakers at the Leyte Normal University Audio-Visual Studio, Bontuyan said.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: UNICEF invites journalists to submit best coverage of children’s issues (MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA)
This year's theme is "Children in the Middle East and North Africa: Rights and Challenges."
Time is running out, with less than two months for journalists to submit their best stories and other coverage of children for judging. Entries can be in English, Arabic or French.
The annual competition encourages excellence in media reporting on the situation of children in the region and the issues facing them. It recognises the passion and commitment of those who have written objectively and factually about children's issues. Applicants' work must adhere to the highest standards of journalism and in strict observance of ethical guidelines in reporting on children's issues.
The media award includes six categories: TV, radio, print, photography, online media and editorial cartooning. Materials need to have been published or broadcast between 20 July 2011 and 20 August 2012. Applications are submitted directly to journalists' local UNICEF country office, which does the first round of judging. Finalists are then judged by a jury at the regional level.
The award recognises journalists for excellence in reporting on children's issues and does not involve a financial award. Full details about the award are available online.
Saturday, 28 July 2012
Plan Malawi’s former Radio project now Timveni Child and Youth Media Organization, has been awarded a licence by the government of Malawi to run its own child focused TV station.
Timveni will be the first child-run and child focused fully fledged TV station in Plan globally operating, alongside the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation.
Out of the 16 media companies that applied for licenses, Timveni was among the 7 that have been issued with the permit.
In 2006, Plan Malawi piloted Timveni ‘Hear Us Out’ child media project in response to article 12 of the Child Rights Convention which gives an opportunity to children to voice out issues affecting their daily lives and to realize their full potential through its radio and outreach programs.
In 2011, it was spunned off as an independent organization while receiving funding from Plan Malawi and Plan Sweden.
Friday, 27 July 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C., 26 July 2012 – When UNICEF and its partners, MTV and HIV-Free Generation of the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) , wanted to inform adolescents and young people how to protect themselves against the HIV epidemic, they used one of the world's oldest and most reliable forms of communication: drama.
On 24 July, in Washington, D.C., participants in the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) saw the results at a screening of 'Shuga: Love, Sex, Money'. It's the latest chapter in an audio and video series that follows young characters living in sub-Saharan Africa as they confront the epidemic's impact on their lives. The fictitious, but very realistic, series was launched in 2009, telling the story of a group of friends in Nairobi who must navigate the complexities of life, love and HIV prevention. It deals openly and honestly with sometimes controversial themes including multiple sexual partnerships, alcohol abuse and HIV testing, and relies on the authenticity of its stories to win the attention and respect of its audience.
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
- Two Grand Prize winners will receive a tablet computer (iPad 3) and their entries will be displayed at theU.S. Department of State.
- Runners-up will receive ExchangesConnect T-shirts and trading cards featuring the top 20 submissions.
- You must be at least 14 years old to enter the contest.
- If you are under 18, you need permission from a parent or guardian to participate.
- Each member may submit a maximum of two (2) entries for consideration in the contest.
- Entries will be judged by a panel from the U.S. Department of State and photography and sports experts on originality, creativity, effectiveness, and photo quality. What are these?
- Submissions will be accepted from July 24 until September 4, 2012.
- Read our full rules to learn more.
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Monday, 9 July 2012
India may have reason to celebrate its rising social media usage rankings, but it is yet to come to terms with its potential negatives, especially for teenagers, who form the bulk of the users in the country.
India is the third biggest Facebook market with nearly four crore, 98 lakh Facebook users according to the social media company Socialbakers. Semiocast, a social media monitoring tool, has rated India as the sixth highest user of Twitter. While globally the negative side of unmitigated use of social media is articulated, India has embraced social media without being too bothered about its possible hazards.
How did we accomplish this task? First, we had a talented and motivated group of 14 teens from all over Oakland. Second, TILT (the youth media program at Ninth Street Independent Film Center) and Disposable Film Festival (DFF) crafted an action-packed curriculum that had the teens on the flip cameras right away. Teens were able to express themselves in the hands-on video activity When People See Me. This effective icebreaker allowed the teens to quickly get to know each other and therefore they were ready to jump into a brief discussion about using mobile media for social action and change.