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

Fiji Media Watch

Fiji Media Watch's objective is to promote awareness of the power of the mass media among the people of Fiji and to encourage ways in which the media can enrich people's lives.It's aims include monitoring the quality of media content, educating people to the benefits of critical use of the media, organising media awareness programmes and facilitating dialogue between then public and the entertainment industry.

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

Film i Skåne (Film in Skåne)

Film i Skåne is a regional centre for film and video in the south of Sweden (Skåne) with the task of promoting all aspects of films. Commissioned and financed by Region Skåne and the Swedish Film Institute, Film i Skåne has been in operation since 1995. Since October 2009, Film i Skåne AB is part of Business Region Skåne .

Our regional film work is run in three main fields – Film Education, Screening and Production. (2014-01-31)

Focus: Film & Media Education/Media Literacy
Country: SWEDEN
Level: National
Type: Public/governmental organization

Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle Fernsehen e.V. (FSF)

The FSF is an organisation for the voluntary self-regulation of television, which most commercial television broadcasters in Germany are affiliated with. Its remit is focused on the protection of minors from TV programmes and similar content on the internet that could be harmful to children (movies, shows, serials etc.). (2014-01-08)

Focus: Children and media
Country: GERMANY
Level: National
Type: Professional media organization

Fundación PANIAMOR

La Misión asumida por PANIAMOR es "Lograr el cumplimiento de los derechos de las personas menores de edad en Costa Rica, a través del desarrollo de programas de movilización social dirigidos a fortalecerlas en el ejercicio de sus derechos y responsabilidades, y en su capacidad de aporte al desarrollo nacional; prevenir la violencia contra, entre y desde ellas; e impulsar la formulación de políticas públicas y prácticas institucionales que contribuyan a avanzar en dicho cumplimiento. “ (2014-01-31)

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

Fundación Televisión Educativa (FUND TV)

FUND TV is a non-profit organization, founded in 1992, and the only one in Argentina in the field of educational television. Objectives:
Make producers, announcers and publicists conscious of their social responsibility towards the use of television;
Develop the analysis of the televise phenomenon from the educational scope;
Divulge in audiences the elements which contribute to a more profitable use of TV;
Promote a discussion about the educational effects of television in society.

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

Generation Justice

Established in 2005 as the KUNM Youth Radio Project, Generation Justice is now New Mexico’s premiere, award-winning youth media project. The project was founded on social justice, decolonization, and media justice principles. GJ uses an inter-generational positive youth development approach to engage youth representative of New Mexico’s minority majority status; (Indigenous, low-income, youth of color) to create media that gives rise to narratives based on truth, analysis and hope.

GJ’s mission is to train youth (13-25) to harness the power of media for social change. Positive youth development is at the core of our approach. GJ’s youth members gain a deeper and broader understanding of issues in our community as they engage with community leaders and activists and produce media that shifts narratives and raises the voices of communities of color and the “unheard” in our state. (2017-03-24)

Focus: Media & social change
Country: USA
Level: Regional
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

George Lucas Educational Foundation

Founded as a nonprofit organization in 1991, The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF) is dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process by documenting, disseminating, and advocating innovative, replicable, and evidence-based strategies that prepare students to thrive in their future education, careers, and adult lives.GLEF is dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process by documenting, disseminating, and advocating innovative, replicable, and evidence-based strategies that prepare students to thrive in their future education, careers, and adult lives.

Our vision is of a new world of learning, a place where students and parents, teachers and administrators, policy makers and the people they serve are all empowered to change education for the better; a place where schools provide rigorous project-based learning, social-emotional learning, and access to new technology; a place where innovation is the rule, not the exception; a place where students become lifelong learners and develop 21st-century skills, especially three fundamental skills:

  • how to find information;
  • how to assess the quality of information;
  • how to creatively and effectively use information to accomplish a goal.

(2014-01-31)

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

Gesellschaft für Medienpädagogik und Kommunikationskulturin der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Living with media creatively and critically– supporting media literacy

The Association for Media Education and Communication Culture (German: GMK) is a nationwide professional association for education, culture, and media. It stands for the advancement of media education and media competency. The GMK is also active in Switzerland and Austria. The association brings interested and engaged people from sciences and practice together, and ensures the exchange of information. (2017-03-23)

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

Groupe de recherche sur les jeunes et les médias/Centre for Youth and Media Studies

Groupe de Recherche sur les Jeunes et les Médias (GRJM)/ Centre for Youth and Media Studies (CYMS): With a mandate to achieve a better understanding of the potential of traditional media and the new communication technologies, and to put this knowledge to work for the benefit of young people here and elsewhere, the Centre for Youth and Media Studies was officially launched in February 1988.

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

Grupo Comunicar (Colectivo Andaluz de Educación en Medios de Comunicación)

El Grupo Comunicar es una asociación de profesores y periodistas de Andalucía que, sin ánimo lucrativo, pretende incentivar a la comunidad educativa (profesores, padres y alumnos) para el uso didáctico crítico, creativo y plural de los medios de comunicación en las aulas.

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

Headliners UK

Headliners is a personal development and learning through journalism programme for young people aged 8-19. We are a registered charity with over 10 years of experience, under our former name Children’s Express, of promoting young people’s voices through our national news agency run for and by young people. (2014-01-08)

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

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. Unlike grant-making foundations, Kaiser develops and runs its own research, journalism and communications programs, sometimes in partnership with other non-profit research organizations or major media companies. We serve as a non-partisan source of facts, information, analysis and journalism for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public. (2014-01-08)

Focus: Children's well-being
Country: USA
Level: National
Type: Information, communication and research organization

Hungarian Moving Image and Media Education Association

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

Inhope Association

INHOPE is the International Association of Internet Hotlines. The mission of the INHOPE Association is to support and enhance the performance of Internet Hotlines around the World, ensuring swift action is taken in responding to reports of illegal content making the internet a safer place.

Focus: Children and online safety
Country: NETHERLANDS
Level: International
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Innocence in Danger

Innocence in Danger was launched by UNESCO to ensure coordinated follow-up to the Action Plan to combat child pornography and paedophilia on the Internet by supporting the work of specialists and NGOs in this field.

Innocence in Danger operates throughout the world, with partners who share the same objectives. IID thus brings together militants, Internet specialists, jurists, political decision-makers, businessmen, media and national action groups to sensitise world opinion on the increasing problems of paedo-criminality. (2014-01-31)

Focus: Children's well-being
Country: FRANCE
Level: International
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Institut für angewandte Kindermedienforschung (IfaK)

Das Institut für angewandte Kindermedienforschung (IfaK) ist eine zentrale wissenschaftliche Einrichtung der Hochschule für Bibliotheks- und Informationswesen (HBI). Das IfaK beschäftigt sich mit allen für Kinder und Jugendliche produzierten, mit allen von Kindern und Jugendlichen genutzten Medien. Ein Schwerpunkt liegt auf den audiovisuellen, den digitalen und interaktiven Medien.

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

Institut International des droits de l'enfant

Since its creation in 1995, the IDE has developed an international and interdisciplinary network around the Rights of the Child. (2014-01-22)

Focus: Children's rights
Country: SWITZERLAND
Level: International
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Institut national de la jeunesse et de l'Éducation populaire (INJEP)

The National Institute for Youth and Community Education is :

  • a public autonomous institution attached to the Minister in charge of youth policies ;
  • a study and research centre on young people’s practices and expectations ;
  • a centre for the assessment of youth related actions and policies ;
  • a resource centre youth policies and community education actors ;
  • a publisher and website coordinator for works and websites specialising in youth issues, civic participation and involvement in voluntary organisations and community education ;
  • a service provider which, when commissioned by the ministry or within the context of its partnership with voluntary organisations and the public sector (particularly the local authorities) designs and implements audits, studies, training activities and seminars to foster a better knowledge of youth and a better management of public youth policies. (2014-01-31)
Focus: Children's issues
Country: FRANCE
Level: National
Type: Public/governmental organization

Instituto Alana

Alana Institute was created almost 20 years ago, out of the desire to transform.  Alana Institute is guided by the principle that the essence of change resides in ensuring that our children will be able live in a fulfilling and dignified manner. This means offering them our attention, a welcoming environment, access to culture and to quality health and education, recognizing their rights and their knowledge, and creating awareness of the importance and the need to dignify childhood. (2014-01-08)

Focus: Children's issues
Country: BRAZIL
Level: National

Instituto de Investigación en Medios

A group of researchers dedicated to work on the impact that the media produce at the audience. (2014-01-31)

Nuestra misión:
Favorecer la promoción humana y social partiendo de la investigación científica, el desarrollo y la transferencia de conocimientos, que permitan acciones concretas como respuesta a las diversas problemáticas de nuestra época.
 

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

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