The Media and Children’s Rights2
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