2007 workshops

1: Amman, Jordan (25-29 January)
2: Oslo, Norway (20-22 February)
3: Johannesburg, South-Africa (23-28 March)
4: Istanbul, Turkey (5-9 April)
5: Belgrade, Serbia (10-14 April)
6: Salamanca, Spain (11-15 June)
7: North Ossetia and Ingushetia, Russia (16-20 and 21-25 July)
8: Lubumbashi and Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo (30 July - 3 August and 6-10 August)
9: Krsko, Slovenia (3-8 august)
10: De Vrolijkheid en Stichting Nowhere, Amsterdam (6-10 August 2007)
11: New Delhi, India (25-29 August)
12: Berlin, Germany (3-6 september)
13: Barcelona, Spain (3-7 September)
14: Amman, Jordan (6-10 September)
15: Yevpatoria, Ukraine (17-21 September)
16: Trstena, Slovakia (26-30 September)
17: Manila, Philippines (27 September - 1 October)
18: Mumbai, India (27-31 October)
19: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (13-17 November)
20: Tel Aviv, Israel (14-18 November)
21: Zilina, Slovakia (31 Oct-4 November)

Just before the 5th World Summit on Media for Children, UNICEF ran a five-day video training session for 14 young people from South Africa, Burundi, The Gambia, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo. They learned about camera technique, props, sound and how to edit, produce and direct their own stories in a one-minute format.

The session was one of the ëOne Minutes Jr.í workshops conducted as a joint initiative of UNICEF and the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam.

The young filmmakers focused their productions on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Some of the videos were literal translations of the theme ñ one girl looked at the CRCís right to have access to information and media, for example. In her video, a child is prohibited from watching television, surfing the Internet and from reading newspapers and magazines.

The older children worked with more abstract interpretations. A participant from DR Congo chose to work with a child's right to be protected against neglect. His video used moving chairs and tables as a metaphor for his parents' ongoing arguments, which inevitably led to his neglect.

The 14 finished products from the ëOne Minutes Jr.í workshop are being shown at the youth media summit available online!