The Youth, Media and Development Forum was a unique example of its type which brought together media professionals in developing countries to share and discover media productions made with young people. Discover this video which pays tribute to the thousands of children throughout the world who make their voices heard through diverse media projects.
Many villages such as Doudou are threatened by encroaching desert sands. Barley will help the villagers to protect themselves against the desertification and to preserve their environment by growing a fortress of trees around the village.
Many children are victims of child labour. Adults such as Mr. Kro force them to work and stop them from going to school and playing. GAnion reminds us that it is forbidden to use child labour and that it must be fought against.
Brenda took part in the 5th World Media Summit for Children in Johannesburg (March 2007, South Africa) and says what she feels about the problem of children understanding information broadcast by the media. (English, subtitled in French)
Two young girls disappear after talking to a woman at the school exit. They were taken far from their village to work, which stopped them going to school and sitting their exams at the end of the year like everybody else.
Abibou was taken with other children to Nigeria by a child-trafficker. He had promised to buy Abibou a motorbike. In fact, he used him to earn money and stopped him from going to school and so destroyed his chances of an education.
Akouvi wants to learn to sew so she can make her own clothes. Without listening to her mother who forbids her to do this, she decides to go to Nigeria in order to buy a sewing machine. She returns some time later, unhappy and without a sewing machine.
Agbéko worked in Nigeria for two years to buy a motorbike. He only rode it once and then he had an accident. Since then it no longer works. Two years of working in tough conditions and all that suffering for nothing !
Since taking part in the 5th World Media Summit for Children (March 2007) in Johannesburg (South Africa), Joyce talks to us about the importance of suitable media for children. (English subtitled in French).