The Global Youth Media Council : young people speaking and learning about media reform

Dezuanni, Michael L. & Miles, Prue (2011) The Global Youth Media Council : young people speaking and learning about media reform. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 3(2), pp. 74-83.

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The 5th World Summit on Media for Children and Youth held in Karlstad, Sweden in June 2010 provided a unique media literacy experience for approximately thirty young people from diverse backgrounds through participation in the Global Youth Media Council. This article focuses on the Summit’s aim to give young people a ‘voice’ through intercultural dialogue about media reform. The accounts of four young Australians are discussed in order to consider how successful the Summit was in achieving this goal. The article concludes by making recommendations for future international media literacy conferences involving young people. It also advocates for the expansion of the Global Youth Media Council concept as a grass roots movement to involve more young people in discussions about media reform.

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ID Code: 46251
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Media literacy, Media Education, Youth, Intercultural dialogue
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Creative Arts Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 National Association for Media Literacy Education
Deposited On: 29 Sep 2011 22:32
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2012 00:49

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