Innovative Practices of Youth Participation in MediaA research study on twelve initiatives from around the developing and underdeveloped regions of the world.
UNESCO has identified youth participation in media as a key strategy that needs to be strengthened at various levels – local, regional, national, and international. These principles are articulated in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and other key documents.
The youth-led initiatives presented in this book offer good examples of young people’s involvement in an assortment of media – newspaper and magazine, radio, television and video, the Internet, and personal digital assistants. The study explores the various kinds of innovative uses and participation of youth in media in different cultural contexts, and demonstrates that young people, working with a range of media materials, produce innovative content through dialogue and discussions. Through detailed sketches of the various initiatives, the author offers some interesting perspectives on how ICTs and media mixes have become popular with youngsters, both in creative engagement and content creation.
This book will be useful as a research and reference guide to community-based media centres, media education practitioners, non-governmental organizations, policy-makers, planners, media professionals, social activists, researchers, etc. A direct contribution of the book are the several examples that can be adapted and/or replicated by various initiatives as they embark on building youth media programmes around the world.
To view this study, visit the UNESCO website. Website (URL): http://portal.unesco.org/ci/fr/files/22831/11593413569UNESCO_Innovative_practices.pdf/UNESCO%2BInnovative%2Bpractices.pdf Author(s): Sanjay Asthana