NET-MED Youth Project: Sub-regional workshop on media monitoring techniques “Youth in the Media”

When, local time: 
Monday, 30 March 2015 - 9:00am to Thursday, 2 April 2015 - 4:30pm
Where: 
Lebanon, Beirut
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
George Awad (g.awad@unesco.org) and Tatiana Skaf (t.skaf@unesco.org), UNESCO Beirut; Rosario Soraide (r.soraide@unesco.org), UNESCO Headquarters, CI/FEM/FOE

UNESCO, with the support of the European Union and in partnership with MENA Media Monitoring, is organizing a sub-regional workshop on media monitoring techniques focused on youth and youth-related themes.

The training is being implemented in the framework of the NET-MED Youth Project (Networks of Mediterranean Youth, 2014-2017), and will take place in Beirut, from 30 March to 2 April 2015. It will bring together around 20 youth people, representatives of organizations that work on youth issues, media and freedom of expression.

The objectives of the training are :

• To present and discuss a methodology for monitoring media coverage of youth and youth-related themes;
• Provide guidelines for implementing the methodology;
• Strengthen capacities for the theoretical and practical application of the methodology;
• Plan the implementation of the following stages of the media monitoring processes in target countries.

and with the following outputs:
• A media monitoring methodology focused on youth and youth-related themes is presented, its ultimate goal being to contribute in the promotion of a fair and objective coverage of information on young people, their rights, achievements and viewpoints in the mainstream media.
• The methodology and stages in the media monitoring process are discussed and understood by participants, including their own role in this framework.
• Capacities are acquired by participants in a way that will enable them to contribute to the implementation of the media monitoring efforts foreseen under the project.