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

Russian Association for Film and Media Education

Focus: Film & Media Education/Media Literacy
Country: RUSSIA
Level: National
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Secretariat General of Information & Communication, Directorate for Mass Media, Department for Audiovisual Media & Archives

The Secretariat General of Information & Communication (GGE) is the public authority on media, supervised by the Minister of State. The Directorate for Mass Media, main division of GGE, is comprised of the Department for Audiovisual Media & Archives, the Department for Printed Press and Transparency and the Department for New Media. The Department for Audiovisual Media & Archives is responsible for shaping media policies on audiovisual and monitoring the implementation of national audiovisual regulation, according to national, EU and international standards. In this context, it supervises media and information literacy policies and actions as well as participates to the EU and global policy framework that sets the digital agenda on media and new technologies.

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

Sesame Workshop

A not-for-profit company, Children's Television Workshop has been trusted by parents for over 30 years to provide safe, entertaining, and educational programs and products.Founded in 1968, Children's Television Workshop is the acknowledged global leader in using media to educate and delight children. Today, CTW television programs, books, magazines, software, toys, films, and community outreach are an established part of the rhythm of family life in 140 countries worldwide, including 19 indigenous coproductions reflecting local languages, customs, and educational needs.Former: Children's Television Workshop (CTW)

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

SIGNIS, L´Association Catholique Mondiale pour la Communication

SIGNIS is a non-governmental organization that includes members from 140 countries. As the "World Catholic Association for Communication", it brings together radio, television, cinema, video, media education, Internet, and new technology professionals.

SIGNIS was created in November 2001 from the merger between two organizations (Unda, for radio and television; and OCIC, for cinema and audiovisual) that were both created in 1928. Its very diversified programmes cover fields such as the promotion of films or television programmes (juries at important festivals: Cannes, Berlin, Monte Carlo, Venice, Ouagadougou...), the creation of radio, video, and television studios, production and distribution of programmes, supplying specialized equipment, training professionals... Activities on children and media and media education. (2014-01-22)

Focus: Media organization/authority
Country: BELGIUM
Level: International
Type: Network of organizations

Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC)

SPARC is Pakistan’s leading child rights organization. It works on a broad range of child rights issues, addressing the overall system and policy framework, with added focus on specific thematic areas of special importance to children.

SPARC’s work is guided by international human rights principles and standards which are integrated at policy and program level. The main guiding documents include the UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) and relevant ILO Conventions. (2014-02-04)

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

South Russian Section of Russian Association for Media Education

Focus: Film & Media Education/Media Literacy
Country: RUSSIA
Level: National
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

Storyline FX Inc.

Freeze Frame is Manitoba’s Media Arts Centre for Young People. The centre offers educational and cultural media arts experiences to young people and holds the annual Winnipeg International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages. Freeze Frame is a not-for-profit organization and registered Manitoba charity incorporated 14 years ago. Freeze Frame’s mandate is to provide educational opportunities for children and youth to develop media literacy, critical thinking skills, and the ability to express themselves through film and video—essential attributes in a world where communication through all media is becoming increasingly important and complex. (2010-10-14)

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

Sutradhar

SUTRADHAR is an educational media resource centre. At its shop, it designs, documents and disseminates creative learning resources. These include educational and folk toys, children's literature, and books on education collated from educators nationwide. (2014-02-04)

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

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Unit for Media and Communications

The School of Media and Cultural Studies, (SMCS) of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (a Deemed University) is engaged in media teaching, production, research and dissemination. A unique feature of the School is the close linkage between its technical and academic work.

The Post Graduate Diploma in Community Media, introduced in 2012, is designed for social workers, community activists and cultural organisers who are engaged in grassroots level activities, with the goal of supplementing their field efforts with the knowledge, perspectives and skills that will enable them to work with communities and facilitate the expression of their concerns through the media. (2014-02-04)

Focus: Education & training
Country: INDIA
Level: National
Type: Research organization

Teen Health and the Media

Teen Futures Media Network is based in the College of Education at the University of Washington. Using media literacy as a prevention strategy, Teen Futures Media Network challenges youth across Washington State to think differently about health issues that affects them. Our projects accommodate a wide variety of learning styles, teach critical thinking, and promote reflection on the targeted health issue. (2014-01-22)

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

Telefono Azzurro (The Blue Telephone)

Telefono Azzurro promotes total respect for the rights of children and adolescents. Through its everyday activities the organization promotes their growth potential and protects them from abuse and violence that could jeopardize their well-being and growth. Listening to telephone helpline also leads to new activities, in line with its commitment to the introduction and implementation of the Rights of the Child of concrete and dissemination, debate within the socio-cultural and scientific area, of a culture of early intervention and multi-agency in situations of hardship, maltreatment and abuse. (2014-02-14)

Focus: Children's issues
Country: ITALY
Level: National
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

The Arab Council for Childhood and Development

The Arab Council for Childhood and Development (ACCD) is an Arab non-governmental development organization that has a legal entity and operating in the field of childhood.

Mission: ACCD works towards developing an Arab environment that promotes child rights in development, protection, participation and integration, within the context of the family and the society, through cooperation and effective partnership with governmental, non-governmental, regional and international organizations, in order to enable children to participate and interact positively in life, accept others, and love their homeland. (2014-02-04)

Focus: Children's issues
Country: EGYPT
Level: Regional
Type: Voluntary organization/NGO

The Children's Partnership (TCP)

The Children's Partnership (TCP) is a national, nonprofit child advocacy organization. TCP focus particular attention on the goals of ensuring that all children have the health care they need and that the opportunities afforded by computing devices and the Internet benefit all children and families. With input from our advisors, we advance our goals by combining national research with community-based pilot programs. We then develop policy and advocacy agendas to take these demonstrated solutions to scale. (2014-02-04)

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

The Communication Initiative

Mission:
To convene the communication and media development, social and behavioural change community for more effective local, national, and international development action.

Our focus, editorially, is on communication initiatives and events, materials, reports, etc. that focus on the use and support of communication to impact development, as well as trends in communication worldwide, regionally and by specific country. (2014-01-22)

Focus: Children's issues
Country: CANADA
Level: International
Type: Network of organizations

The Media Literacy Clearinghouse

A web page designed for K-12 educators who want to:- learn more about media literacy- integrate it into classroom instruction-make their students more media aware

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

The Peace Gong

Preparing children to contribute towards a culture of peace and nonviolence through media literacy

The Peace Gong is a platform for children across the world to write on social concerns. With its aim to connect children for a nonviolent planet, it reaches out to children through its print edition, the web edition, a Talking Paper and Wallpaper. It helps to facilitate children use their communicative skills to initiate dialogue for peace and nonviolence and voice their concerns on issues of their communities, regions, nations and globally. It is also a vehicle to promote child participation and volunteerism amongst young people for community building.

Philosophy of the Peace Gong:  “To ensure a global non-violent future, children should be encouraged to volunteer to build bridges of friendship amongst young people. Promoting children’s participation in community building will not only contribute towards trans-generational progress of the society but also lay the foundation of an active young citizenry who are aware of their rights and duties.”

The Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Foundation, New Delhi, a think tank of academicians, communication specialists, social workers and researchers initiated The Peace Gong. (2017-03-23)

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

Tower of Youth (TOY)

This Sacramento Sierra region all teen youth media and communication arts organization is dedicated to organize and promote digital literacy, education system modernization, a world class media workforce, economic and community development through its training, partnership networking and media showcase programs. (2010-10-15)

Focus: Children's participation in media production
Country: USA
Level: National
Type: Professional media organization

TVE Children

TVE Children is a new activity within TVE to support children's media professionals in the developing world.

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

Ugunja Community Resource Centre

UCRC is a community-run organization that strives to meet the many needs of the community whatever. originally set up to offer agriculture information to the community, UCRC has branched out to include a library, a community high school, a technical training institute for youth at risk, programme in computer training for the community and children, a savings and credit society, sustainable agriculture, orphans and vulnerable children, persons with disability, land rights, nursery and day preschool, peace and governance, a health centre and it coordinates youth programmes. (2014-02-04)

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

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)

UNESCO was established on 16th of November 1945, it has its headquarters in Paris, France and 60 field offices and units in different parts of the world.The main objective of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion, by the Charter of the United Nations.

Focus: Children's rights
Country: FRANCE
Level: International
Type: Public/governmental organization

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