April 24, 2008

EVENTS: Filipino Youth Media Summit - Invite & Application

Greetings from the Probe Media Foundation, Inc. (PMFI)!

In cooperation with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), we are delighted to invite young media practitioners aged 14-20 from your organization to apply for the Kabataan News Network: Children's Media Against Violence National Media Summit to be held this June 3 to 6, 2008.

The Youth Media Summit is a unique programme that provides opportunities for young Filipino media practitioners of established organizations to increase their awareness and understanding on issues of Children Against Violence (CAV) and produce creative media outputs that focus on these subjects.

The Children Against Violence is an advocacy campaign of UNICEF to further raise public awareness on recognizing forms of violence at various settings and situations involving children and on reporting cases of violence against children to proper authorities. It seeks the participation and involvement of children in helping other children realize that they are in a violent situation so they would be able to protect themselves from becoming a victim of any form of violence.

Ten (10) print/photo and radio organizations, and ten (10) video organizations shall be selected to participate in workshops that increase their awareness and knowledge on children against violence and enhance their skills in media reportage techniques. 

The organizers shall shoulder hotel accommodations and meals, training (including materials), and creation of proposed projects of the participants. Delegates shall shoulder their round-trip travel to the venue in Manila.

Attached is the application form and other information.  This may be photocopied for others to apply.  The form is also available on our website www.kabataannews.com.  Completed applications may be emailed, faxed or mailed to us by May 9, 2008.

We encourage the youth to participate in this and be part of network of young aspiring media professionals committed to advocacy on children's rights issues.  We look forward to receiving an application from your organization.  For any questions, please feel free to contact KNN coordinator Ros Padua through (632) 433-0456, fax (632) 433-0457 or email rospadua@yahoo.com

Thank you for your time.


Cheche Lazaro (SGD)

Yasmin Mapua-Tang
Executive Director
Probe Media Foundation, Inc.
Unit 505 Sterten Place Condominium
116 Maginhawa Street, Teacher's Village East
Quezon City 1101 Philippines
Tel (632) 433-0456, Fax (632) 433-0457
probefound@yahoo.com, ymapua@probefound.com

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