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Voices of Youth, International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Launches Media M

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NEW YORK, 27 December 2006 - UNICEF's Voices of Youth and the International Children's Day of Broadcasting launched today a new online multimedia newsletter which showcases media projects by, with and for children called Media Magic Digest.

Media Magic Digest is a quarterly e-newsletter for people interested in how young people create media around the world and aims to promote dialogue between broadcasters and young media enthusiasts.

The inaugural issue shares stories of original youth-driven programmers produced in different media, including photography, video, radio and print.

"UNICEF has long recognized that the media can be a potent force for change. Media Magic Digest is an attempt to harness the media's influence for the good of children everywhere. The e-newsletter highlights media efforts that involve, inform, and empower young people as well as broadcaster," said Stephen Cassidy, Chief of the Internet, Broadcast and Image Section. "We want adults and children around the globe to share ideas and be inspired by the work of others to create their own imaginative approaches to all media disciplines."

All children have the right to freedom of expression, as affirmed in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The projects featured in the Media Digest are compelling examples of what adults and children can do together to create meaningful, positive media experiences for children.
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