Global preparations for the World Summit on Media for Children & Youth, to be held in Karlstad, Sweden in 2010 (june 20-24), are underway among teachers, media pedagogues, industry professionals, researchers, youth organisations and international organisations working "for the well being of children". Their slogan is:
In early August 2008, almost 200 proposals for topics and activities from 50 countries from five continents, reached the Summit office in Karlstad. Among those confirming strong interest in being keynote speakers are Renee Hobbs (Professor at Temple University in Philadelphia USA), David Buckingham (Professor at University of London UK) and Jordi Torrent (Project Manager at United Nations Alliance of Civilizations New York City) and I bet the childrenstate (http://www.childrensstate.net) will be also represented there.
The organisers wish to encourage more input and ideas globally. Ideas in the areas of freedom of speech, youth to youth communication and future, and future outlooks on new technology for communication will especially be welcomed and surprise, surprise: The World Summit Karlstad 2010 was invited by United Nations initiative Alliance of Civilizations, and Per Lundgren moderated the top meeting with media literacy education expertice from all over the world. A group of founders took the first step and founded an online clearinghouse for media literacy education. Karlstadt2010 writes about AoC: "And it hopes to contribute to a coalescing global movement which, reflecting the will of the vast majority of people, rejects extremism in any society." Link The World Summit 2010 project management moderates the work shop called Media Literacy Education in which among many experts the UN General Secretary participates. To see pictures from the organization at the AOC' meeting in Madrid click here: http://www.wskarlstad2010.se/gallery.php
"–We have chosen for our central theme: Challenges in the world of young people’s
communication. And we have divided this great area into five main perspectives, or strands,
using as guidelines the questions following;
• Communication for change
How, from your perspective, can communication in different media support needed social
• Children’s (young people) education and development
How can media literacy and educational media make a difference?
• Ethics and social responsibilities
In a non-regulated global media world, how in your perspective, can quality in media for children and young people improve?
• Economics, policies and laws
From a child and youth perspective, what measures and steps must be taken to meet the
challenges of today’s media world?
• Children and young people’s digital content creation
What happens when young people are able to digitally create media content (…with core values like equity, equality, inclusion, and intercultural dialogue)?
How can todays and tomorrows media world gain quality from young people’s digital media
How can young children and youth of the world help improve global understanding in creating
(from: "The Med Media Education from Italy interview with Director Per Lundgren from the Karlstad 2010 organisation about what is to come.")
AoC's Jordi Torrent media constructs reality.
Hear here about his plan to connect cell phone and internet technology and also more ideoligical stuff by clicking the picture or at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUllxR8hQZ4
After obtaining a degree in Philosophy at the University of Barcelona, Spain, Jordi Torrent followed graduate studies in Paris at the Sorbonne University (Film Esthetics) and at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Anthropology Filmmaking).
Link to their Homepage: http://www.wskarlstad2010.se/index.php
and the summit's brochure: http://www.wskarlstad2010.se/filer/ws2010_brochure.pdf
oh, and there is the sun-logo again: