October 31, 2014

JOBS / OPPORTUNITIES: Call for Web Developer / Webmaster at European Youth Press

European Youth Press (EYP), network of young media makers, is seeking a motivated contractor as web developer and webmaster.

In order to apply, you should have working experience in a similar position and/or have a field of study that is relevant to the announced position.

Monthly contract volume is about 370€. Starting date as soon as possible. This is not an employment contract; only registered freelancers with a legal proof of this status are eligible to apply for this call. This is an online collaboration (not office-based).

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OPPORTUNITIES: Media Foundation Grants for Youth Disadvantage Open

A Foundation representing Australia’s media, marketing and advertising industry, UN LTD, is calling on charities dedicated to undoing youth disadvantage to submit proposals for funding support in 2015.

UN LTD (pronounced ‘unlimited’) says it channels funding and resources from the media, marketing and advertising sector to support organisations providing critical services to young people in need.

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October 27, 2014

OneMinutesJr in French - ZOOM sur les droits des enfants à travers l’art

ZOOM sur les droits des enfants à travers l'art

Levallois-Perret, 24 septembre 2014

Il y a près de 25 ans, le monde a fait la promesse aux enfants, de tout faire pour protéger et promouvoir leurs droits à la survie et au développement, leurs droits d'apprendre et de grandir, de faire entendre leur voix et de développer leur potentiel.

Cette année, à l'occasion du 25e anniversaire de la Convention Internationale des droits de l'enfant (CIDE), des évènements partout en France célébreront les progrès accomplis par l'Unicef, à savoir, la baisse de la mortalité infantile, la hausse des taux de scolarisation, l'accès aux soins, l'égalité fille garçon.

Concours photo et vidéo pour les jeunes sur les droits de l'enfant

Afin de célébrer le 25e Anniversaire de la Convention Internationale des droits de l'enfant (CIDE) et de faire entendre les voix de jeunes, qui sont un moteur du changement, le Comité Unicef des Hauts-de-Seine lance le Concours photo et vidéo, intitulé « The OneMinutesJr ». Lancé au niveau international à travers une collaboration entre l'UNICEF, la Fondation Culturelle Européenne et la plate-forme globale The One Minutes, ce concours est destiné aux jeunes de tous les coins du monde, en leur offrant la possibilité d'exprimer leurs visions, points de vue et expériences relatives aux droits de l'enfant à travers un oeuvre artistique.

Objectifs du concours:

Piloté par le Comité Unicef dans le département des Hauts-de-Seine, ce concours est ouvert à tous les jeunes de 12 à 18 ans et vise à recueillir les meilleures illustrations relatives aux droits de l'enfant, rêvés, vécues et interprétés par les jeunes. Les participants au concours sont ainsi invités à exprimer leur vision et leur compréhension des droits de l'enfant à travers des oeuvres photographiques ou clips vidéo courts d'une minute.


Lancement du concours : 20 septembre - 30 novembre 2014

Le formulaire d'inscription (disponible sur www.unicef92.fr) avec une photographie ou un court clip vidéo d'un minute doit être retourné dument rempli au plus tard le 30 novembre 2014. Le règlement du concours, ainsi que le formulaire de participation, les critères généraux et les modalités d'envoie sont disponibles sur le site web du Comité Unicef des Hauts-de-Seine www.unicef92.fr , ainsi que sur ses réseaux sociaux (Facebook, twitter, Instagram).

Le jury:

Un jury spécial sera nommé par le Comité UNICEF 92. Composé d'experts et des personnalités dans les domaines couverts par le concours, il délibéra et décidera de gagnant du concours du 1 au 5 décembre 2014.

La Cérémonie de Remise des Prix:

Les lauréats du concours seront annoncés en décembre 2014 lors de la Cérémonie de Remise des Prix, organisée à l' occasion du 25e Anniversaire de la CIDE et 50e Anniversaire de l'Unicef en France. Les oeuvres des gagnants et des finalistes seront présentées lors d'une exposition de photographie et de la projection sur le grand écran des clips vidéo. Outre l'exposition et la projection, chaque participant recevra des cadeaux de la part d'UNICEF.

Pour plus d'informations, veuillez contacter:

Motriuc Nelea
Responsable communication
Comité UNICEF des Hauts-de-Seine
30, Bis Rue Rivay 30, Levallois - Perret
Tél.: 01 42 70 78 23 01 /  06 13 56 42 48
Courriel: unicef.levallois@fr / theoneminutesjrfrance2014@gmail.com
Website: http://www.unicef92.fr/

October 19, 2014

NEWS / EVENTS: Sharjah Children's Film Festival kicks off with rich selection of movies

SHARJAH (UAE) - His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and his wife, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, will open the second edition of the Sharjah International Children Film Festival on Sunday 19 October at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre.

Running until 24 October, the festival represents a great opportunity to unlock, nurture and promote young talent and creativity, grow their awareness and develop their abilities. It also enables professionals in the film industry to gain a deeper insight into children’s cinematic vision, with support from FUNN organization, which is dedicated to promoting media arts for children and young people in Sharjah and the UAE in general.

This year's edition will showcase many films by local and regional filmmakers, as well by internationally acclaimed filmmakers, in addition to films from Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Far East.

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October 17, 2014

NEWS: European exchange on Film & Media Literacy for preschool children starts 26 October

European exchange on Film & Media Literacy for preschool children starts 26 October

The aim of the event is to exchange experiences and come up with ideas for the future creation of high quality moving image and new media for young audiences with screenings, panel sessions and presentations. The exchange will be held during the 8th edition of the international children film festival Filem’on in Brussels. The presentations and discussions will take place in English and Dutch. See the program of the exchange here.

October 13, 2014

NEWS: Associations Honoured for Youth Engagement Excellence

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 12 October 2014
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Associations Honoured for Youth Engagement Excellence

Twelve newspaper and news publishing associations have been designated as “Centers of Youth Engagement Excellence” by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), in a ceremony Sunday honouring their long-term commitment to engaging young people with news and helping teachers to use news in the classroom.

The “Center of Youth Engagement Excellence” designation honors newspaper associations that have a deep, long-term commitment and that continue to devote resources to news literacy and youth engagement.

 "One of our core values is assuring that new generations understand the importance of free, credible and independent news, and are able to identify it, and seek it out, among the vast amount of information that bombards them each day," said Larry Kilman, Secretary General of WAN-IFRA.

 “The associations we honor have helped generations of young people and their teachers work together in support of these values. They are utterly committed to both quality education and to a free press as a foundation of democratic society," he said.

Receiving the designation were the national newspaper associations of the United States (Newspaper Association of America), Denmark (Danske Medier), Finland (Finnish Newspapers Association), Norway (Mediebedriftenes Landsforening), The Netherlands (NDP Nieuwsmedia), France,(SPQR, SPQN ARPEJ), Brazil (Associacão Nacional de Jornais), Germany (Bundesverband Deutscher Zeitungsverleger), Japan (Nihon Shinbun Kyokai), Colombia (Andiarios), Belgium (Les Journaux Francophone Belges), and Korea (Korean Association of Newspapers). 

All have conducted youth engagement and newspapers in education programmes for at least two decades, and some of them much longer. Details of their work can be found at www.wan-ifra.org/node/44087

The induction ceremony took place during the Board meeting of WAN-IFRA in Amsterdam on the eve of the World Publishing Expo, the largest global trade exhibition for the news publishing and media industry. Details about the Expo can be found athttp://www.worldpublishingexpo.com

More on WAN-IFRA’s programmes for youth engagement and news literacy can be found at http://www.wan-ifra.org/newsliteracy

WAN-IFRA, based in Paris, France, and Frankfurt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Singapore and India, is the global organisation of the world’s newspapers and news publishers. It represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries. Its core mission is to defend and promote press freedom, quality journalism and editorial integrity and the development of prosperous businesses.

Inquiries to: Dr. Aralynn McMane, Executive Director for youth engagement and news literacy, WAN-IFRA, 96 bis, rue Beaubourg, 75003 Paris France. Tel: +33 1 47 42 85 00. Fax: +33 1 42 78 92 33. E-mail: aralynn.mcmane@wan-ifra.org

October 8, 2014

EVENTS / FILM FESTIVALS: OSCE supports Eighth International Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights in Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK, 8 October 2014 – The OSCE Centre in Bishkek is supporting local human rights organization Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan in hosting the four-day Eighth International Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights, which launched on Tuesday in Bishkek.

This year's festival is taking place under the slogan, “The right to development” and aims at raising public awareness on human rights in Kyrgyzstan’s society, especially among young people. It is the only international documentary film festival on human rights organized in Central Asia.

“This festival is a testament to the necessity and importance of raising awareness of human rights issues, stimulating public debate, adopting respective decisions and advocating for democracy, human and fundamental rights,” said Ambassador Sergey Kapinos, the Head of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek. “I am confident that everyone - whether a participant or a guest - will be a winner and enjoy the festival. The OSCE Centre in Bishkek is ready to continue to support Kyrgyzstan’s commitment to implement its international human right obligations.”

The festival will conclude with an awards ceremony on 11 October with winning documentaries recognized as Best International Film, Best National Film and Best Youth Film.

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October 7, 2014

OPPORTUNITIES: German companies offer internships for journalists from the Balkans Deadline: 01 November 2014

The Internship Program of German Business is offering graduates and students a three- to six-month-long internship at leading German companies. Young journalists with good knowledge of English or German from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia can apply.

The interns will receive an allowance financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Participating German companies cover the cost of accommodation and health insurance.

Students or graduates with initial work experience from the following fields can apply: media/ journalism, agriculture, energy, electronics, financial services, insurance, banking, trade, business consulting/auditing, industrial services, engineering, transport and logistics, environmental technology/ biotechnology, chemical industry, steel and metal processing, and IT/ telecommunications.

Applicants must send a letter of motivation (one to two pages maximum), a CV, a portrait photo and a scanned transcript of records.

The deadline is 31 October.

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October 2, 2014

NEWS: Introducing Educational TV to Uzbekistan

By James Brindley 

TASHKENT, 30 September 2014 - The ‘Kuch Birlikda’ (Power in Unity) edutainment TV series recently launched in Uzbekistan, and the related public information campaign to be conducted into 2015, are two means through which UNICEF is working to establish and promote quality children’s television in the Central Asian nation.

UNICEF Representative Robert Fuderich and the creative team at the official launch of the TV series in July 2014 - UNICEF Uzbekistan / 2014

Developed together with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the show and its associated website, public screenings, and planned DVDs and accompanying TV programmes, aim not only to provide young people with information about what their rights are, but also to empower them to make sure their rights are promoted and recognised. This outcome is particularly important in 2014, which is both the 20th Anniversary of UNICEF in Uzbekistan, and the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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If successful, you and a guest will be invited to attend the Future Film Awards at BFI Southbank, and you’ll be allocated a limited number of tickets for screenings of your film for contributors, family and friends.
Your documentary must be 10 minutes or under in length, have been produced in the last two years, and be an interesting and original concept, with good production values and an entertaining subject matter.
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