Palestine: What Do Young People Want From Their National Broadcasters?

When, local time: 
Monday, 23 November 2015 - 10:00am to Tuesday, 24 November 2015 - 2:00pm
Where: 
Palestine, Ramallah
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Yara D'aiq (y.daiq@unesco.org)

This event is taking place in the framework of the “Youth on Screen” initiative, which brings together media professionals and civil society activists to exchange ideas, experiences and develop new TV programme formats, with the aim of better responding to the needs of young people, facilitating their engagement and improving the portrayal of young women and men in its content.

“Youth on Screen” is the result of the collaboration between two EU-funded projects focused on Southern Mediterranean countries: Networks of Mediterranean Youth (NET-MED Youth), implemented by UNESCO, and MedMedia, implemented by a consortium led by BBC Media Action. “Youth on Screen” also enjoys support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

Following-up on the “Youth on Screen” sub-regional kick-off conference (held in Amman in April 2015), and a national-level event held in Jordan, this meeting in Palestine, entitled “What Do Young People Want From Their National Broadcasters?” will be attended by managers from the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation as well as by representatives from local civil society organisations working on youth issues.

Participants will explore ways of engaging with young audiences; involving young people in programme development; and forging stronger links between media and civil society. Programme formats which can act as a platform for young people to express their opinions and participate in public life will also be showcased.

This meeting is the second in a series of workshops that are being organized in several Southern Mediterranean countries.