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The Media and Childrens Rights 2005 UNICEF

The Media and Childrens Rights 2005 UNICEF

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This handbook has been produced to help media professionals working on stories about children to appreciate the rights of children and encourage their participation in the mass media. It contains ideas and challenges for journalists, and for those seeking to obtain media coverage about children’s needs, problems, achievements and aspirations.
Its purpose is to generate responsible coverage of children, and the impact of adult behaviour and decisions on their lives. It has formed the basis of training programmes for journalists all over the world, supported by UNICEF and the International Federation of Journalists
This handbook has been produced to help media professionals working on stories about children to appreciate the rights of children and encourage their participation in the mass media. It contains ideas and challenges for journalists, and for those seeking to obtain media coverage about children’s needs, problems, achievements and aspirations.
Its purpose is to generate responsible coverage of children, and the impact of adult behaviour and decisions on their lives. It has formed the basis of training programmes for journalists all over the world, supported by UNICEF and the International Federation of Journalists

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The Media andChildren’s Rights
Page3.4.6.8.10.12.14.16.18.20.22.24.26.28.30.32.34.How to use this handbookMedia professionals and children’s rightsChildren with disabilitiesChildren and discriminationChildren and the familyChild labour Children and armed conflictChildren’s health and welfareThe child’s identityChildren’s opinions and civil freedomsChildren in public careChildren and the mediaChildren in the mediaEducationChildren and crimeSexual abuse and exploitation of childrenThe responsibilities of the state36.44.46.48.50.51.53.1. The Convention on the Rights of the Child2. UN Millennium Goals3. A World Fit for Children?4. International Federation of Journalists Guidelines5. World Health Organization Guidelines6. A Calendar of ‘Hooks’7. Useful International Contacts
CONTENTSAppendices
 
The Media and Children’s Rights
This handbook has been produced to help media professionals working on stories about children toappreciate the rights of children and encouragetheir participation in the mass media. It containsideas and challenges for journalists, and for thoseseeking to obtain media coverage about children’sneeds, problems, achievements and aspirations.Its purpose is to generate responsible coverageof children, and the impact of adult behaviour and decisions on their lives. It has formed the basisof training programmes for journalists all over theworld, supported by UNICEF and the International Federation of Journalists.Originally commissioned by UNICEF in 1999to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, thishandbook is based on the practical experience of working journalists, and was devised by the UK-based media ethics charity MediaWise (formerly PressWise).
Research and development
First edition: Mike Jempson & Denise Searle.Second edition: Charlotte Barry & Mike Jempson.MediaWise and UNICEF retain copyright of the contents of thishandbook. However, the materials may be reproduced for training  purposes providing the sources are informed and acknowledged.
[See back cover for contact details.]ISBN NUMBER: 0-9547620-3-7
Published: January 2005 
 
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How to use this handbook
Media professionals are well-placed to keep children’srights on the news agenda, by scrutinising efforts toprotect those rights, and challenging those who fail tomeet their commitments to children. This handbook is designed to strengthen journalists’ understanding of children’s rights and to suggest how theissue can generate news stories and features for print andbroadcast media.It identifies STORYLINES based on themes drawn from theArticles of the United Nations Convention on the Rightsof the Child, and provides CHECKLISTS to help mediaprofessionals measure the extent to which their ownpractice, and those of the media industry, acknowledgechildren’s rights. The Appendices include an easy guide to the Conventionand UN targets to improve the lives of children, to whichmost of the world’s countries are signatories. There areethical guidelines for media professionals, a calendar of ‘hooks’ upon which to hang stories, and more than 60useful international contacts from whom journalists canobtain facts, figures, quotes and advice.We hope you will find it useful in developing accurate andpositive coverage of children everywhere.
Lynn Geldof 
Regional Communication Advisor UNICEF CEE & CIS 
Mike Jempson 
Director The MediaWise Trust 

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