New questions, new insights, new approaches

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Rapid and dramatically changing digital and converging media and communication processes have given rise to new questions about the relations between children, youth and media. This book contains presentations made at the World Summit on Media for Children and Youth. For children and youth, the many media platforms of today are often combined into the trinity of internet, television and mobile phone. They intersperse a myriad of optional applications providing increasing possibilities to engage individual users’ interests and mark their activities. Yet social networking, blogging, producing alternative media contents on the internet etc., are possible only for those who have access to these media. Emerging from the book’s articles are the deep structural media divides within and between countries – divides that in their turn depend on economic, social, political and cultural inequalities in society that are much more sluggish. In addition, the articles show that the media will certainly be more attractive to children and young people if they try to see needs and problems from the perspective of the third of the world’s population under 18 years of age. Children’s needs and problems as they express them, concern, among other things, justice, equality and solidarity, engagement in societal issues, and a culture one is familiar with.

ISBN: 9789186523213
Publisher: The International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media
Year of Publication: 2011

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