A two-day training geared towards exposing editors on child rights issues and the role of journalists in promoting and protecting child rights ended yesterday at The Gambia Press Union (GPU) Secretariat in Bakau. The synergy, organised by the GPU was funded by Save the Children and facilitated by the Child Protection Alliance (CPA). The interface does not only equip editors on child rights issues but also further enhanced their knowledge on reporting on children issues.

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The Director General of Information in the Republic of South Sudan's Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Mr. Mustafa Biong Majak has urged media practitioners to be mindful of children in relation to what they air and publish as children constitute a great number of their audiences.

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As election campaigning gains momentum in South Africa, many vote-seeking politicians trek all over the place, looking for support and publicity, but are seemingly untroubled by the fate of thousands of the country's children still living in extreme poverty. Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) this week has called on journalists to hold politicians accountable through a series of questions to 'force' children's issues in election manifestos.

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), in partnership with the Journalist Association for the Protection and Promotion of Children's Rights, is training 35 journalists how to promote and safeguard children rights.

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For millions of Ethiopian children, it's the most cherished moment of their day: a wide-eyed, smiling giraffe hops in front of them, crooning funny songs in a language they can understand.

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In a special submission to the Press Council this week, children spoke of how the news media further perpetuates the abuse and violation of children's rights.

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UNICEF celebrated the power of television and radio to influence young minds this week with the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Awards in New York.

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Thursday, 19 August 2010 06:39

SOUTH AFRICA: Through The Eyes of Children

 

"I didn't know that girls can play soccer. I thought it was a sport only for boys," says Thulile Khanyile. But after a photography and writing project changed her perception of gender roles, the 14-year-old helped start a girl's soccer team at her high school in Nkandla, a rural area in the heart of Zululand.

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