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

National Youth Commission, Philippines

The National Youth Commission envisions itself to be the policy authority on youth participation and the prime mover in inclusive youth development.

The NYC provides the youth with opportunities to be an active partner in nation-building through youth programs and projects that will develop and harness their potentials and enable them to be of great service to their country and community.

The creation of new policies and advocacies for youth development also allows the NYC to push for reforms and the creation of new measures to implement better services for the youth and the communities. (2014-02-04)

Focus: Children's issues
Country: PHILIPPINES
Level: National
Type: Public/governmental organization

National Youth Council (NYC)

A one-stop electronic information centre on Youth Research in Singapore.Youth research is a major focus for the National Youth Council (NYC). It is our belief that the promotion of local youth research can be a sustained joint effort by both the NYC and the research community.

Focus: Children's issues
Country: SINGAPORE
Level: National
Type: Public/governmental organization

Nätverket Allt är Möjligt (Everything is Possible - the Network)

Allt är Möjligt (Everything is Possible) is a non-profit organization that was founded in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1992. We participate in the public discussion in different ways: we report discriminating ads, talk back to the media and companies, write columns and opinion articles. Allt är Möjligt also lectures in schools, workplaces and participates in panels and disussions.

Allt är Möjligt is a part of a larger media critical movement. People of various cultures have acknowledged the power of the media. They react, protest and try to create alternative and independent images and messages. Allt är Möjligt is in touch with similar organizations in Canada, the United States and Croatia. The mediacritical network Allt är Möjligt  monitors and questions female and male stereotypes in image. We promote diversity. (2014-02-04)

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

Nederlands Jeugdinstituut

The Netherlands Youth Institute (Dutch: Nederlands Jeugdinstituut) is the Dutch national institute for compiling, verifying and disseminating knowledge on children, parenting and families. Our main aim is to improve the physical, cognitive, mental and social development of children and young people by improving the quality and effectiveness of the services rendered to them and to their parents or carers. Our main areas of expertise include:

  • Effective parenting and healthy child developments
  • Challenges in parenting and child development
  • Guidelines, effective interventions and instruments
  • Strengthening professionals working with children and families
  • The child welfare system, its purpose and functions (2014-01-31)
Focus: Children's issues
Country: NETHERLANDS
Level: National
Type: Information, communication and research organization

Net Family News, Inc.

Net Family News, a nonprofit public service that combines Web news, information, and community, aims to empower grownups by informing them. With news, reviews, commentary, and interviews with Web experts of all ages and specialties, NFN gives grownups the tools that help them keep up with Web-literate children - the clickerati and digital kids that are out in front of us on the Infobahn.We're a team of parents who happen to be experienced online professionals with a cumulative 20 years' online experience and nine kids, aged 2 to 37 years. And we are part of a growing content consortium of nonprofit organizations that care deeply about the online life of children:

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

Newspaper in Education (NIE), World Association of Newspapers

Focus: Media education/Media literacy
Country: FRANCE
Level: International
Type: Professional media organization

Nordic Youth Research Information (NYRI)

Nordic Youth Research Information (NYRI) is the general organisation of a range of networking activities and information systems for youth research in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden). The coordination and cooperation on NYRI activities is sponsored by Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordic Youth Council through a Nordic Coordinator, and by the national youth ministries through an Advisory Group. Ca 1700 researchers, documentalists, users of research knowledge etc. are linked through these networks. The NYRI secretariat is the coordinator, producer and organizer of a variety of activities.

Since 1987 Nordic Youth Research Symposiums (NYRIS) have established their position as the leading youth research conference within the Nordic countries. Over the decades, the bi-annual conferences have offered an opportunity for all with an interest in youth research to give and receive inspiring presentations and to participate in stimulating discussions. (2014-02-04)

Focus: Children and media
Country: FINLAND
Level: Regional
Type: Information, communication and research organization

Northern Ireland Media Education Association (NIMEA)

Composed of interested teachers and other professionals who promote and support media education and Media Studies across the educational spectrum in Northern Ireland. Provides information, advice, contacts and practical support, and also runs an annual conference.

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

Norwegian Social Research (NOVA)

NOVA is one of the largest social research institutes in Norway. The institute conducts research on different aspects of society and the welfare state. We focus on the whole range of the life course: from the early years to the later life. Childhood, Child welfare and Youth are among the key research areas.  (2014-02-04)

Focus: Children's issues
Country: NORWAY
Level: National
Type: Research organization

Ofcom

The Office of Communications (Ofcom) is the regulator for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services. Ofcom covers both content and infrastructure in the communications sector. It is the principal duty of Ofcom to further the interests of citizens in relation to communication matters; and to further the interests of consumers in relevant markets, where appropriate by promoting competition. Ofcom also works to promote media literacy. (2014-02-04)

Focus: Media organization/authority
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Level: National
Type: Public/governmental organization

Parents Television Council (PTC)

The PTC aims to provide parents with the tools they need to make informed television viewing decisions. We do this by monitoring primetime television shows on broadcast TV and reviewing many PG and G rated movies. We log all content that could be considered questionable by parents and we give them traffic light ratings according to the amount of sex, violence, and profanity incorporated into the series or film. (2014-01-22)

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

Philippine Children's Television Foundation, Inc (PCTVF)

PCTVF is an independent, nonstock, not-for-profit organization committed to maximizing varied forms of mass media - television, radio, print, video production - for education.PCTVF has also ventured into multimedia projects and expositions in a continuing effort to reach out to a broad audience - children and adults.PCTVF is a pioneer in educational television and radio within a commercial broadcast industry. It relies on research-backed curriculum and program development processes that ensure age-appropriate content and formats.PCTVF has successfully embarked on projects and programs that translate a commitment to maximize different forms of mass media in a responsible mannerfor the benefit of the nation's most precious resources - its children.

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

PLAN International

Plan is one of the oldest and largest children's development organisations in the world. Plan works in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations. Plan's vision is of a world in which all children realise their full potential in societies that respect people's rights and dignity.

Plan aims to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children in developing countries, through a process that unites people across cultures and adds meaning and value to their lives, by:

  • enabling deprived children, their families and their communities to meet their basic needs and to increase their ability to participate in and benefit from their societies
  • building relationships to increase understanding and unity among peoples of different cultures and countries
  • promoting the rights and interests of the world's children. (2014-02-04)
Focus: Children's rights
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Level: International
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

PREDA Foundation Inc.

The People’s Recovery Empowerment and Development Assistance (PREDA) Foundation Inc.(www.preda.org) is an active social development organization today with 63 professional Filipino employees implementing projects that saves children from sexual abusers, and from life in the brothels and sex bars frequented by Filipino men and foreigners of all nationalities. It saves children  from  jails and detention centers and gives them a new life of  dignity and self-esteem. It advocates for human rights and educates the communities. Preda gives daily child rights seminars and workshops in schools, towns and villages by teams of Preda community educators and public speakers. Supported with visual aids, pamphlets comics the education on human rights is changing the society, helping establish Committees on Child Protection and bringing officials and citizens to a higher level of awareness about the rights of women and children. This has brought about more reporting of cases of child abuse and help and protection and therapy for the victims. (2017-03-24)

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

Prix Jeunesse Foundation

Prix Jeunesse Foundation objectives are to contribute to an improvement of worldwide television output for the young, to deepen understanding and promote communication between nations, and to increase international program exchange.The World Alliance of Television for Children (WATCH) is a global coalition of telecasters, producers, executives, programmers, educators and advocates working together - withing a country, across a region, or worldwide - to protect and advance constructive and supportive uses of television that respect children's needs, concerns, interests and culture

Focus: Children's media
Country: GERMANY
Level: International
Type: Professional media organization

Project Look Sharp

PROJECT LOOK SHARP is a media literacy initiative of the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College, working in collaboration with local school districts, New York State BOCES, the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) and other national media literacy organizations. The project is designed to promote and support the integration of media literacy and critical thinking into curricula at all grade levels and across instructional areas, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of media literacy education in the schools. (2014-01-31)

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

Protecting Environment and Children Everywhere

Protecting Environment and Children Everywhere (PEaCE) was launched in 1991 as a campaign to support the global initiative of ECPAT International. ECPAT is an international network of organisations and individuals working together to eliminate child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes. PEaCE aims to nurture collaborations among local civil society activists and to widen the child rights community to form a network for protection of children from sexual exploitation. (2014-01-22)

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

Qingdao Children's TV Development Council

Qingdao Children’s TV Development Council is a local non-governmental organisation which works with the development of children's TV and other media. It is comprised of directors, producers and others working in television, as well as people at both local and international levels who are concerned with and supportive of children's issues.

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

Red El Universo Audiovisual del Niño Latinoamericano (Red UNIAL)

En sammanslutning mellan privatpersoner och även vissa institutioner som tex. statliga filmbolag som vill utveckla ett utblidning av barn och ungdom vad gäller kommunikation och medier. Ytterligare punkter på deras program är: Öka användningen av audiovisuella medel i skolundervisningen; Stödja forskningsprojekt som undersöker medias påverkan på barn/ungdom; Främja skapandet av program / film för barn/ungdom i Latinamerika samt dess distribution inom kontinenten; Skapa en sorts 'idébank' med projekt, redan färdiga filmer, manus; Främja och distribuera barns och ungdomars egna mediaprojekt samt även upprätta 'barnjurys' som kan bedöma projekten; Främja allt som har med barn och audiovisuella källor att göra.

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

Research Center for Media and Children

The Research Center for Media and Children is a non-profit NGO organization with three major aims: to develop research on media and children; to promote media development for children; to start up media education for children (at present, there is no media education available for Chinese children).Examples of research fields that the Center wants to develop are: policies and laws on media for children; media effects on children; child audience research; media education; children and culture. The Center also plans to establish a database and to raise a strategy for children’s media development.

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

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