09.12.2009 -

UNESCO-supported Yearbook on youth, media and social change just published

UNESCO has once again joined hands with its long-standing partner, the International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media based at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, to publish the 2009 Yearbook Youth Engaging with the World: Media, Communication and Social Change.

The Yearbook contains a series of articles, written by qualified scholars from different regions of the world, on the impact of media and communication on the youth as driving forces of social change. Noting the increasing exposure of young people to media and ICT, the publication highlights the importance of media and information literacy as a prerequisite for their empowerment. It seeks to explore theoretical assumptions as well as empirical evidence of media and information literacy in action. The book also analyzes the many ways in which the youth use these tools for entertainment and informational purposes, for social networking and mobilisation, and for knowledge sharing.


UNESCO has supported the International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media ever since its creation. The aim of the Clearinghouse is to increase awareness and knowledge about children, youth and media, thereby providing a basis for relevant policy-making, contributing to a constructive public debate, and enhancing children's and young people's media literacy and media competence.


The Yearbook can be purchased on the Clearinghouse website: <a target=blank href="http://www.nordicom.gu.se/clearinghouse.php?portal=publ">click here</a>.

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