March 13, 2006

EVENTS: Workshop on 'Understanding and Exploring Youth & Media' - ICYO organized Workshop in Gujarat Social Forum (INDIA)


Workshop on 'Understanding and Exploring Youth & Media' - ICYO organized
Workshop in Gujarat Social Forum

Gujarat Social Forum 2006 (GSF-2006) held from 10th to 12th March at
Ahmedabad. Over 8000 people from 150 organizations from all over Gujarat
participated. In the GSF-2006 all together 130 seminars/workshops and four
plenary were held on the issues of women and marginalized communities like
Dalits, adivasis etc. Youth issues like unemployment, communalism was also
taken up.

In GSF-2006 the Indian Committee of Youth Organizations (ICYO) had organized
workshop on "Understanding and Exploring: Youth & Media" on March 12, 2006.

In workshop the participants tried to understand youth and media and there
influence on the present generation. It was generally felt that the
mainstream media ignored the critical youth issues like unemployment and
also gave less space for younger generation. Media focused more on the
glamour and taking youth away from the realities. 50 youth participated from
different youth organizations were attended the workshop. The participants
felt that media can play important role in bringing awareness through
dissemination of information. There is need for more attempts for developing
and strengthening alternative media like Magazine, Newsletter etc to reach
out to large number of youth so that the present generation can be empowered
to take advantage of the opportunities that are available to them. Mr. Vijay
Bharatiya conducted the workshop.

Youth information is published by:
Indian Committee of Youth Organizations (ICYO)
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The ICYO is a coordinating body of 356 Youth Organizations in India, working
for capacity building of Youth Organizations, advocacy of and for Youth and
Child Right issues. ICYO provides the platform to youth to discuss and share
their concern. Main focus subjects are Youth Health (including HIV/AIDS),
Population, Environment, Commercial Sexual Abuse/ Exploitation of Child and
Youth, Trafficking, Habitat, Peace, Poverty Elevation, rights of Indigenous
People etc

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Young People's Media Network - Coordinator

Youth Media Consulting GbR
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