March 6, 2014
Bishkek and Karakol, both in Kyrgyzstan.
First was the workshop in the capital on "Violence against children",
now we're about to finish the workshop on "water & sanitation" in
Karakol in the east of the country.
Take a look here:
Day 1 - http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/kids_25724.html
Day 2 - http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/kids_25730.html
Day 3 - http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/kids_25735.html
Day 4 - http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/kids_25740.html
Day 5 - http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/kids_25743.html
Video playlist - http://bit.ly/bishkek-tomjr-2014
Or check out the collection of articles on storify -
The second workshop in Karakol was/is on "Water & sanitation", here are
Day 1 - http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/kids_25755.html
Day 2 - http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/kids_25777.html
Day 3 - http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/kids_25785.html
Day 4 - http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/kids_25812.html
Day 5 - http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/kids_25816.html (to be published)
Video playlist - http://bit.ly/karakol-tomjr-2014 (to be published)
The Fund provides small grants to support catalytic and innovative activities that, among others:
- Promote greater awareness of the CRPD and disability issues;
- Support the implementation of the CRPD, including through the mainstreaming of disability in regional, national or local development agenda;
- Build capacity of stakeholders to improve livelihood and well-being of persons with disabilities in developing countries through implementation of the CRPD (stakeholders include organizations of persons with disabilities, their networks, other civil society organizations, Governments, private sector organizations, international development donors, etc);
- Relationship to national development strategies, policies and programmes, and the CRPD
- Foster exchange of knowledge and experience, as well as dissemination of inclusive and accessible policies and practices
- Other considerations include multi-stakeholder partnerships and multiple donors, gender inclusive, new and emerging disability issues, and replicability in other developing countries.
As the UNVF is a small grants fund and resources are limited, priority is given to proposals seeking “seed-money” (as opposed to support for an organization’s general budget) to be used for projects involving catalytic and innovative actions and projects whose successes can be further replicated in other areas.
Activities which are not eligible for funding include individual assistance, purchase of equipment (e.g. computers, cameras, assistive equipment and vehicles), construction of buildings, payment of rent or utilities, etc.
Read more here
March 5, 2014
The Fellows would use social media and internet based platforms such as blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, Tumblr etc. to do round-the-clock reporting of what is happening at World Conference on Youth (WCY). The team would use social and new media to translate the discussions taking place at WCY to youth-friendly, compelling and understandable language. They are also expected to use creative and new media such as info-graphics, memes, photo essays, video clips etc.
For more information, please see the call on youthpress.org.
Source: March opportunities for young media makers (EYP email newsletter)
February 27, 2014
February 25, 2014
PUBLICATIONS: Youth perspectives on tech in schools: from mobile devices to restrictions and monitoring
The overarching study was conducted by the Youth and Media team between February and August 2013. The team conducted 30 focus group interviews with a total of 203 participants across the greater Boston area, Chicago, Greensboro (North Carolina), Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara. Each focus group lasted 90 minutes, including the 15-minute questionnaire, consisting of 20 multiple-choice questions and one open-ended response. Although the research sample was not designed to constitute representative cross-sections of particular populations, the sample includes participants from diverse ethnic, racial, and economic backgrounds. Participants ranged in age from 11 to 19. The mean age of participants is 14.8 (SD=1.96).
more info and download link
February 24, 2014
Young reporters in the Democratic Republic of Congo are speaking out against the abusive recruitment of child soldiers.
Renewed hostilities in the east of the country over the last two years have seen high numbers of children recruited into armed forces, an abuse of child rights that has outraged young journalists.
A group named Young Reporters of Katanga Province is calling on the Congolese government, parents and community leaders to prevent the recruitment of children by armed groups and to assist the return of child soldiers to their families.
“These children have no rights and cannot flourish as every child should,” says the group. “Sooner or later, this will impact their psychological well-being and tomorrow's society will be affected.”
The majority of these children are abducted and forced to work as combatants, spies, messengers, cooks or sex slaves. Others are lured by the promise of money, education, jobs and other desperately needed benefits.
February 21, 2014
Every crisis offers opportunity. The current European economic and political crisis polarises societies and challenges the ‘European dream’. But at the same time, and across Europe, ordinary people are
February 20, 2014
Orange Magazine is looking for 12 young journalists, photographers and video-makers (aged between 18 and 30) from all over the world to cover this year’s Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum.
Who are we? Orange Magazine provides journalistic education and supports young journalists by giving them room to explore media and current affairs.
Where? Bonn, Germany
When? 30 June to 2 July 2014
Costs? Travel costs will be reimbursed by our partner Deutsche Welle. Accommodation for three nights and food are covered.
Submission deadline: 14 March 2014, 23h59 CET
Selected participants notified by: 20 March 2014
The call is open to young journalists from all over the world. DW will assist with the visa applications for those who need it. Please note that selected participants will need to produce and write articles for their home media as well as for Orange Magazine.
We are especially looking for participants from:
Africa in particular Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Mauritania, Israel and Lebanon, Myanmar/Burma, Thailand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Turkey.
Orange Magazine is a project of European Youth Press (EYP), an organisation working for the benefit of young journalists in Europe.