August 19, 2014

OPPORTUNITIES: Movie Moves Youth Training

The Educational Center Krusevac, a non profit organization promoting civil society trough life long non formal education, is organizing the training course “Movie Moves Youth”.

The training course will be held in Serbia from the 5th to the 13th of October 2014, gathering 30 participants from 10 countries. The overall aim of the training is to develop competences of youth workers/leaders in using video as a tool for working with peace building issues.

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August 15, 2014

EVENTS: Experts gathering for children’s media summit

World experts on children and media will lead two days of panel discussions and workshops next month when Asia hosts its first ever World Summit on Media for Children.

The 7th WSMC with the theme Media for 21st Century Children will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 8-10 September 2014. 

Organised by the ABU and the WSMC Foundation and hosted by Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), organisers expect more than 1,000 producers, broadcasters, media regulators, educators and community leaders committed to the improvement of quality media for children.

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August 14, 2014

ARTICLES: 3 Reasons Children Need A Video Game Vacation And 1 Reason They Don't

Our fondness for digital connectivity exists in parallel to our skeptical apprehension. We’re tortured by our own anxiety. These days, most adults spend the majority of their time staring at screens. We use laptops, tablets, and smartphones. So-called ‘digital literacy’ is a prerequisite to professional success. However, folks also regularly post social media updates lauding the bliss that comes with the experience of temporary disconnection.

When it comes to our children we are equally conflicted. We project our ambivalence into our parenting conventions. On the one hand, we recognize the importance of a familiarity with screen based interactions. On the other hand, we worry that if they mediate their entire experience through a virtual interface they will lose the ability to relate to the physical world.

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August 13, 2014

OPPORTUNITIES / INTERNSHIPS: Digital Strategy Internship (Fall 2014)

Digital Strategy Internship (Fall 2014)

Deadline: 5 September, 2014 

Terms of Reference: Read more about this internship by Clicking here

Interested candidates are requested to submit a letter of interest, a complete UN P-11 form, an up-to-date university transcript, a proof of current enrolment in undergraduate or graduate programme, and Letter of recommendation to Mr Dale Rutstein, Chief of Communication, on

The subject of the email should indicate: Digital Strategy Internship (Fall 2014).


August 6, 2014

EVENTS: Youth Media Summit 2014 (UK)

This is happening today! Find out more at

On 6 August we are hosting the biggest Youth Media event the UK has ever seen – in partnership with the BFI. We have over 450 delegates representing 150 youth media platforms and over 40 mainstream.   We hope our passion and enthusiasm for young people making media is contagious. Every day we get to meet and work with the most dynamic creative’s, often battling against all odds to create professional, beautiful looking media and as Lord Putnam emphasises has ‘been undervalued for too long’.

The time is now to connect together and take our power and influence to make a positive difference. The youth media industry, in the UK is amongst the most thriving in the world and we want the YOUTH MEDIA SUMMIT 2014 to celebrate the innovation and potential.

OneMinutesJr workshop in Uzbekistan

A bit behind with the blog, but Days 1-3 are online and the videos as well. Still working on the wrap-up articles. Enjoy!

OneMinutesJr workshop in Uzbekistan - Day 1

TASHKENT, 28 July 2014 - 15 young people from the Uzbek capital Tashkent have come together this week to produce a series of OneMinutesJr videos in the run up to the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

The UNICEF Representative in Uzbekistan, Robert Fuderich, opened the workshop this Monday morning with a clear focus on child rights and the CRC. "UNICEF has been in Uzbekistan for 20 years now and we work for every child in the country, that is everybody up to the age of 18 and that of course also includes you. So this week we want to hear from you what the young people in Uzbekistan connect with child rights and how you see your rights protected in your daily lives", the UNICEF Representative addressed the children who come from two different children's homes in Tashkent.

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July 24, 2014

OPPORTUNITIES: Film Competition for Refugees Stories

Prix Italia, one of the most prestigious and oldest international competitions for Radio, TV and Web programmes in cooperation with COPEAM launches a film contest regarding the phenomenon of immigration from MENA Region.

In the occasion of its 66th edition, Prix Italia organises the event "Refugees Stories: Glances from the South” and opens its doors to all the audiovisual operators coming from the Southern countries (Maghreb, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East etc.), in order to collect short films or clips of documentaries/reportages on this delicate topic. The aim is to go beyond the usual information provided by the media, offering a more human perspective of the phenomenon of the refugees.

A selection of the submitted products will compose a showcase that will be screened during the event. The projection will be followed by a pertinent debate on the subject of the refugees, with experts and representatives of organizations and institutions working in this field.

COPEAM will confer an honorary prize to the best film for both the message conveyed and the video quality. Along with the prize, COPEAM will invite the winner to the event (covering all the costs) which will talke place in Turin on 20th of September, 2014 while it will also ensure the visibility of the film. Deadline for submittiing the audiovisual material is 15th of July.

Please find here the application form as well as the application conditions and more information about the event.


OPPORTUNITIES / PROJECTS: Europe and New Zealand: Exchange of Inclusive Journalism Students

Inclusive Journalism Initiative:Reporting Europe and the Asia Pacific is a mobility project between four journalism schools in Europe and New Zealand. Developing inclusive journalism curriculum was one of the recommendations of a study conducted by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) in partnership with Article 19 and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on how to report ethnicity and religion.

“When it comes to incorporating the idea of inclusive society into the curriculum, universities fall short of offering models that future journalists can use when reporting on diversity issues. This is about to change, thanks to Inclusive Journalist Initiative”, says Associate Professor Verica Rupar, head of the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) journalism programme who is also an academic consultant for MDI.

The project between AUT (Auckland, New Zealand), the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand), the Danish School of Media and Journalism (Aarhuus, Denmark) and the Swedish School of Social Science(Helsinki, Finland) involves development of journalism curriculum, exchange of students and staff and joint research. This project is supported by MDI, Maori TV and Radio New Zealand.

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RESOURCES: Social Networking: A Guide to Strengthening Civil Society through Social Media (#SMGuide4CSO)

Social Networking: A Guide to Strengthening Civil Society through Social Media (#SMGuide4CSO) offers a high level overview of best practices used in social media for advocacy. Realizing the ever-changing landscape of social media, we have tried to avoid focusing on details associated with individual social platforms, as there are many and keeping track of them is almost impossible. Instead, we offer NGOs a solution on how to approach social media as a whole, no matter the platform, and how to reach their intended programmatic goals using the medium.


  • The guide offers an overview of the major global platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus; with tips on how NGOs can best use these platforms to reach their advocacy goals. (Pages 14-18)
  • Realizing its global scope, the guide has a section highlighting social platforms that are popular regionally where USAID has missions. (Pages 19-20)
  • The guide offers an introduction on how to use analytics to measure the impact of social media in programming, plus an overview of what key performance indicators to analyze. (Pages 43-51)
  • We have dedicated an entire chapter to potential security and privacy risks that may come up as NGOs adopt social media. (Pages 53-55)
  • The guide has close to 90 terms, and in the Flipbook version of the guide, users can link back and forth from the term to the page it’s referenced on. (Pages 57-61)
  • The guide has a comprehensive list of online tools and resources which can help NGOs effectively use social media and stay engaged with the social good community around the world. (Pages 62-66)
  • Six case studies at the back of the guide highlight different tools used by NGOs to achieve a particular goal. The case studies are also referenced throughout the guide, when applicable. (Pages 70-81)
  • Finally, you will notice throughout this guide highlighted sections and links which feature helpful tips and tools for users seeking even more information about a certain topic.

To download the resource, go to


The initiative Talents Beirut was launched by the Metropolis Association (Beirut) and the Goethe Institute in Beirut, in collaboration with Berlinale Talents and FIDMarseille. Its purpose is to support a new generation of Arab filmmakers from the Middle East and North Africa.

In September 2014, fifteen participants will attend a four-day programme of master classes and workshops. This first event focuses primarily on the areas of camera, cut, audio and soundtrack – aspects of film production for which there are not enough opportunities for education currently on offer in the Arab world, according to the organizers. 

The non-profit Metropolis Art Cinema Association was founded in 2006 in order to develop Lebanon’s cinema culture. Since 2008, it has planned the programme for the Metropolis Empire Sofil Cinema in Beirut and run its own distribution service for auteur films. The cinema shows current film art, holds retrospectives and is the host of the European Film Festival, the Docudays, and the Lebanese Film Festival.

URL Talents Beirut:
Metropolis Art Cinema Association:

Source: shortfilm-Newsletter No. 65