July 7, 2006

NEWS: Kazakh mass media reps discuss child's rights

Kazakh mass media reps discuss child?s rights
ALMATY. July 6, 2006. KAZINFORM /Yekaterina Panchenko/ - Two-day seminar for mass media Communication system on protection of child?s rights in Kazakhstan has started its work today in Almaty. It is organized by the UN Children?s Fund UNICEF under the auspices of Kazakh Ministry of Culture and Information and Administration of the Commissioner for Human Rights of Kazakhstan. The meeting is being held within the framework of UNICEF and European Commission?s project Establishment of a commissioner for child?s rights in Kazakhstan. Main purposes of the seminar are to sum up results of work of National Information Network Children of Kazakhstan, define the priorities in the sphere of protection of children?s rights and interests, work out conception and basic provisions of Communication strategy and prepare its working plan for the next year.

National Information Network Children of Kazakhstan was created previous year and represents a coalition of mass media organizations and Kazakhstan?s citizens involved into the work on coverage of themes connected with protection of childhood. There are about 200 professional and young journalists, students and teachers from a number of national universities in the network.

In May 2005 UNICEF and Children of Kazakhstan announced about a republican competition among the journalists for the best material devoted to children. More than 500 works were presented to the jury of the competition. At the prize-giving ceremony UNICEF Representative in Kazakhstan Alexander Zuyev thanked all the participants and called mass media to continue joint fruitful work on provision of promotion and observation of the rights of the child in the country.
Chris Schuepp
Young People's Media Network - Coordinator
Youth Media Consulting GbR
c/o ECMC (European Centre for Media Competence)
Bergstr. 8 / 11th floor
D-45770 Marl - Germany
Tel./Fax: +49 2365 502480
Mobile: +49 176 23107083
Email: cschuepp@unicef.org
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