What Do Young People Want From Their National Broadcasters?

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 4 November 2015 - 10:00am to Thursday, 5 November 2015 - 2:00pm
Jordan, Amman
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Rosario Soraide, NET-MED Youth focal point for Youth and Media (CI) (r.soraide@nesco.org) and Dareen Abulail NET-MED Youth National Project Coordinator in Jordan (d.abulail@unesco.org)

National-level event 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 Jordan Media Institute, the European Broadcasting Union and 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), the national-level event entitled “What Do Young People Want From Their National Broadcasters?” will be hosted by the Jordan Media Institute on 4-5 November. will be attended by senior managers from JRTV and Roya TV as well as 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 first in a series of workshops that should be organized in several Southern Mediterranean countries.