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

When, local time: 
Thursday, 25 February 2016 - 10:00am to Friday, 26 February 2016 - 2:00pm
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Salma Negra, NET-MED Youth coordinator in Tunisia (s.negra@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 national-level events held in Jordan and in Palestine, this meeting in Tunisia, entitled “What Do Young People Want From Their National Broadcasters?” will be attended by managers from national broadcasters as well as by representatives from local civil society organizations 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.