Your Voice Heard
Making Your Voice Heard is a youth media training
manual. It contains tips for young people on understanding stereotypes, speaking
to the media, taking action against inappropriate or offensive stories,
developing a communication plan, and writing news, feature stories and letters
It also contains a media guide for NGOs and youth-based community groups and
tips for journalists on how to report about young people. There are appendixes
that discuss the relevant international instruments on children and the media.
Media: A Guide to Literacy & Social Change
The benefits of media literacy cannot be overemphasized. As a reflective
participatory activity media literacy instructions enable youth to read,
analyze, write and produce media messages.
An understanding of the media has the added advantage of helping young people
raise their awareness of and participation in social issues in their
This manual aims to expose young people, parents and educators to the different
issues involved in media literacy. It offers an introductory approach to the key
elements and benefits of media education for children and youth. It also offers
tips on ” How to Choose Good TV‘, ”Television's Impact on Kids‘, ”Teaching Kids
to be Safe and Responsible Online‘, Stereotyping in the Media‘, the ”Negative
Effects of Music‘ and ”Commercialization in Education‘.