Organisations and Networks

The database contains brief information on organizations focused on or concerned with children, youth and media in different parts of the world. The presentation is based on information on the organizations’ own web sites. Use the filters below to refine your search or to find information on a particular organization. To report corrections and updates, please contact the Clearinghouse: clearinghouse@nordicom.gu.se

911 Media Arts Center

911 Seattle Media Arts Center partners with community organizations and centers to develop media literacy curricula for the next generation of media producers and consumers. Expanding literacy to include video, web, game design, and interactivity, our instructors are involved in education that stimulates students with new media experiences and narratives, challenging them to better understand our rapidly evolving media landscape. (2014-01-08)

Focus: Media education/Media literacy
Country: USA
Level: National
Type: Professional media organization

Abhivyakti Media for Development

Abhivyakti is a Media organization facilitating Media and Communication since 1987 and located in Nashik, northern Maharashtra, India. Over the last twenty five years, Abhivyakti has emerged as a 'media support organization'. The basic goal of the organization is strengthening media and communication resources of NGOs and activists.

Abhivyakti means expression. Abhivyakti Media for Development is a group oriented towards socialwork. They use media as a means for education, for motivation in their spheres of activity. The focus of this usage has been on experimenting with media with rural segments of society. Training and workshops are offered for activists, students and youth. (2013-12-10)

Focus: Education & training
Country: INDIA
Level: National
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

ACME - Action Coalition for Media Education

The Action Coalition for Media Education is an independently funded critical media literacy education network that teaches effective approaches to engage, challenge, and create media in ways that empower individuals and communities. ACME’s approach to media education involves teaching students, teachers, parents, public health professionals, journalists, and citizen groups how to more effectively access, analyze, evaluate, and create media. Founded in 2002 by more than forty media literacy educators from around North America, ACME has offered classes, workshops, trainings, and summits for schools, nonprofits and public health organizations all over the continent. (2017-03-24)

Focus: Media education/Media literacy
Country: USA
Level: National
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Advertising Education Forum (AEF)

The Advertising Education forum (AEf) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to understanding the interaction between advertising, children and the media. AEf is a leading reference on academic, political and regulatory developments on children, marketing communications and the media. (2014-01-08)

Focus: Children and advertising
Country: BELGIUM
Level: Regional
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Africa Union of Broadcasting

AUB (formerly named Union des Radiodiffusions et Télévisions Nationales d'Afrique, URTNA) is a professional body with more than 48 active member organizations committed to the development of all aspects of broadcasting in Africa. It encourages the exchange of indigenous programming via satellite and videocassette; strives to obtain preferential satellite tariffs to facilitate news and program exchange; represents the African point of view on legal matters such as conventions and agreements; and works with the ITU as an advisor for the PANAFTEL project. (2014-02-04)

Focus: Media organization/authority
Country: SENEGAL
Level: Regional
Type: Professional media organization

African Council for Communication Education (ACCE)

ACCE is an African Council for Communication Education. It is the biggest association and forum for media professionals, educators in journalism and cultural studies and associated disciplines in Africa. It has branches in many countries on the continent. The headquarters is in Nairobi, Kenya. (2014-01-08)

Focus: Film & Media Education/Media Literacy
Country: NIGERIA
Level: Regional
Type: Network of organizations

Agência de Notícias dos Direitos da Infância (ANDI) News Agency for Children's Rights

ANDI's main objective is to contribute to the formation of a new journalistic approach that would focus on and investigate -- always from a children's rights perspective – the situation of Brazilian children and young adults who are at risk. ANDI keeps a continuous dialogue with the most important media organizations in Brazil by offering them relevant suggestions for news stories, by denouncing cases of violence or abuse, and by showing them successful social experiments. ANDI provides other services to the media by researching important events and personalities, and conducting comprehensive surveys in favor of the rights of children and adolescents. (2013-12-11)

Focus: Children's rights
Country: BRAZIL
Level: National
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Alliance for Childhood

The Alliance for Childhood works intensively on a few critical issues. Among these are the loss of creative play and hands-on activities in children’s lives, and the excessive amounts of time spent in front of screens instead of in face-to-face engagement with other children, caring adults, and the natural world. They also work against the commercialization of childhood, the misuse of high-stakes testing, and increasing levels of childhood obesity. (2014-01-08)

Focus: Children and media
Country: USA
Level: National
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

The AAP is a professional membership organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP support the professional needs of its members.

The Council on Communications and Media (COCM) was founded in 2007 by joining the Committee on Communications (COCOM) with the Section on Media (SOM) within the AAP. The creation of the COCM reflects not just an acknowledgement within the AAP of the importance of media within the world of pediatrics, but also how important media issues have become in our clinical and everyday lives.

The mission of the Council on Communications and Media (COCM) is to ensure that children, families, and the pediatricians who care for them, have the knowledge and tools to make informed, health-promoting choices regarding the communication of messages to or about children through media, health education, and other sources. (2014-01-08)

Focus: Children's well-being
Country: USA
Level: National
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

American Center for Children and Media

American Center for Children and Media is an executive roundtable and professional development hub that promotes exchange of ideas, expertise, and information as a means for building quality. The Center is leading the children's media industry in developing child-friendly, sustainable solutions to long-standing and emerging issues.

The Center's goals can be organized within the following framework:
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nticipate
Demonstrate accuracy in predicting emerging business, social, technological and creative issues that will affect children's media
Analyze
Produce thoughtful, objective issue analyses based on research aggregation and evaluation.
Convene and sustain an Executive Roundtable of industry leaders that will serve as a forward-looking, off-the-record forum on controversial issues, including the potential for self-regulation.
Act
Establish a credible and effective voice for the industry, building visibility for children's media business realities and strengthening the perception that media is serving children's needs.
Become the "resource of choice" on issues related to children's media.(2013-12-11)

Focus: Children's media
Country: USA
Level: National
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

American Psychological Association (APA)

The American Psychological Association (APA) is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists. Among the topics treated are a special section on Kids & the Media.

Focus: Children's well-being
Country: USA
Level: National
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Anak TV

The major television stations of Southeast Asia have joined forces to form Anak TV Inc. (formerly the Southeast Asian Foundation for Children’s Television, SEAFCTV). The SEAFCTV (popularly known as the Anak TV group) is chiefly an advocacy organization that promotes media literacy, particularly television literacy, and pushes the agenda for child-sensitive, family-friendly television in the Philippines. It does so by staging forums, symposia and consultative meetings in village halls, schools, parishes, government centers, churches and many other unorthodox places like inter-island vessels and basketball gyms. The main targets are parents who grew up with meager media education background and who suddenly found themselves unprepared and confronted with a lot of communication technology and beguiled by massive doses of entertainment television. It is also the parent sector, besides the church, that leads the angry crowd in castigating television stations for the programs dished out and which are in turn patronized, sometimes mindlessly, by children.

The foundation relies on the goodwill support of its corporate partners who believe in the advocacy. It aims to steer clear of politics, commercial, charity and religious activities and aims to be a strategic partner of education and child welfare programs. (2013-12-11)

Focus: Children and media
Country: PHILIPPINES
Level: Regional
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Annenberg Public Policy Center

The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania has been the premier communication policy center in the country since its founding in 1993. By conducting and releasing research, staging conferences and hosting policy discussions, its scholars have addressed the role of communication in politics, adolescent behavior, child development, health care, civics and mental health, among other important arenas. The Center’s researchers have drafted materials that helped policy-makers, journalists, scholars, constituent groups and the general public better understand the role that media play in their lives and the life of the nation.(2013-12-11)

Focus: Children and media
Country: USA
Level: National
Type: Research organization

Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)

Established in 1964 as a non-profit, non-government, professional association to assist the development of broadcasting in the region, the ABU promotes the collective interests of television and radio broadcasters and encourages regional and international co-operation between broadcasters.

Full members are national free-to-air broadcasters in the Asia-Pacific region and there is associate membership for provincial broadcasters, subscription broadcasters or national broadcasters in other parts of the world. Other organisations connected to broadcasting can hold affiliate membership.

The ABU runs a wide range of activities, including the daily Asiavision satellite TV news exchange, co-production and program exchanges and technical, programming, legal and management consultancy services, as well as international frequency planning and coordination. It negotiates rights for major sports events and organises coverage for the region.

ABU works closely with the regional broadcasting unions in other parts of the world on matters of common concern, and with many other international organisations to exchange information on the latest developments in broadcasting, undertake activities to improve the skills and technologies of its members and encourage harmonisation of operating and technical broadcasting standards and systems in the region. (2013-12-13)

Focus: Media organization/authority
Country: MALAYSIA
Level: Regional
Type: Professional media organization

Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD)

The Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), established in 1977 under the auspices of UNESCO, is a unique regional inter-governmental organisation servicing countries of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) in the field of electronic media development. It is hosted by the Government of Malaysia and the secretariat is located in Kuala Lumpur.

The paramount aim of the Institute is to achieve a vibrant and cohesive electronic media environment in the Asia Pacific region through policy and resource development. (2017-03-24)

Focus: Media organization/authority
Country: MALAYSIA
Level: Regional
Type: Public/governmental organization

Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC)

The Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) is a non-profit NGO and a registered charity in Singapore with the mission of spearheading the development of media and communication expertise in Asia within the broad framework of economic, social and cultural development.

AMIC is unique as it is the only regional media and communication research organization in the world. It was established in 1971 and exists to encourage ethical and social responsibility of the media to support democratic access and participation in media development and production. It also works to provide opportunities for empowerment of disadvantaged sectors in the communication/media environment. (2013-12-13)

 

Focus: Media organization/authority
Country: SINGAPORE
Level: Regional
Type: Information, communication and research organization

Associação Imagem Comunitária (Communal Image Association)

Born in 1993, “Associação Imagem Comunitária” develops communication, mobilization and education programs for citizenship, that include the participation of hundreds of groups, collectives, entities and grassroots movements aimed to promoting human rights.

AIC is closely involved with youth movements, building up with them diverse experiences of participative communication. The institution was able to accumulate enough experience and contacts, when dialoguing with such movements, to establish a great network that would unite expression and speech initiatives with youth information. (2014-01-22)

Focus: Children's participation in media production
Country: BRAZIL
Level: National
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Association Burkinabé pour la Survie de L'Enfance (ABSE)

L’Association Burkinabé pour la Survie de l’Enfance (ABSE) est une Organisation Non Gouvernementale de développement qui a été créée le 21 juillet 1991 au Burkina Faso et qui œuvre pour la survie, la protection, le développement et le plein épanouissement de l’enfance au Burkina Faso. L’ABSE a pour objectifs spécifiques de :

  • Lutter contre la mortalité infantile ;
  • Lutter contre l’ignorance et l’analphabétisme ;
  • Promouvoir et faire respecter les droits de l’enfant ;
  • Oeuvrer à la réinsertion sociale des enfants et socioprofessionnelle des jeunes en difficultés
  • Oeuvrer au développement et à l’épanouissement des jeunes, des femmes et des enfants au Burkina Faso. (2013-12-13)
Focus: Children's rights
Country: BURKINA FASO
Level: National
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Association for Media Education in Scotland (AMES)

The national agency in Scotland for teachers and lecturers of the media, AMES organises an annual conference and occasional events. As well as publishing the Media Education Journal twice a year, and newsletters for its members, AMES lobbies bodies such as the SQA and the Scottish Executive on behalf of media education and its members are heavily involved as markers and setters.

Focus: Media education/Media literacy
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Level: National
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Association for Media Literacy (AML)

The Association for Media Literacy is made up of teachers, librarians, consultants, parents, cultural workers, and media professionals concerned about the impact of the mass media on contemporary culture. Founded in 1978, The Association for Media Literacy was the first comprehensive organization for media literacy teachers in Canada. Media literacy is an educational initiative that aims to increase students' understanding and enjoyment of how the media work, how they produce meaning, how they are organized, and how the media construct reality. AML is concerned with helping students develop an informed and critical understanding of the nature of the mass media, the techniques used by media industries, and the impact of these techniques. Media literacy also aims to provide students with the ability to create their own media products. The AML has members from across Canada, throughout the United States, and from around the world. Our international membership is particularly strong in those English-speaking countries where the educational system has given some priority to media literacy. (2013-12-13)

Focus: Media education/Media literacy
Country: CANADA
Level: National
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

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