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UNESCO releases study on innovative media use of youth

27-09-2006 (Paris)
UNESCO releases study on innovative media use of  youth
Cover page of "Innovative practices of youth participation in media"
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Young people, working with a range of media materials, produce innovative content through dialogue and discussions says a recent UNESCO study on “Innovative Practices of Youth Participation in Media”.
On the basis of case studies in Ghana, Haiti, India, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Vietnam, and Zambia, the study examines how youth get involved with an assortment of media including newspaper and magazine, radio, television and video, the Internet, and personal digital assistants.

The study carried out by Sanjay Asthana form Middle Tennessee State University provides a detailed sketch of the various initiatives, offers some interesting perspectives on how ICTs and media mixes have become popular with youngsters both in creative engagement and content creation.

It explores the various kinds of innovative uses and participation of youth in media in different cultural contexts, and demonstrates that young people, working with a range of media materials, produce innovative content through dialogue and discussions.

“This book will be useful as a research and reference guide to community-based media centres, media education practitioners, non governmental organizations, policy-makers, planners, media professionals, social activists, researchers, and others ”, says UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General Abdul Waheed Khan. A direct contribution of the book are the several examples that can be adapted and/or replicated by various initiatives as they embark on building youth media programmes around the world, he adds.

Bibliographic reference
Sanjay Asthana: Innovative Practices of Youth Participation in Media. A research study on twelve initiatives from around the developing and underdeveloped regions of the world . - Paris: UNESCO, 2006
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