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Radijojo and the World Children's Media Foundation: Giving Children a Voice - Worldwide

27 June, 11:30 a.m., Pumpenhaus
Hosted by
Radijojo World Children's Radio Network

Radijojo is a global NGO based in Berlin that enables children to use media as tools for learning and cultural exchange. Children in over 100 countries are already connected via the Radijojo World Children's Radio Network. For many years the organization has demonstrated how non-commercial, educational children's media can contribute to international understanding, intercultural exchange and integration. Radijojo's activities in Germany and around the world have earned it recognition as an official project of the UNESCO Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

This workshop will illustrate howparticipative kids media can function as tools of social change and how they serve the voices of the emerging global civil society. They are also instrumental in the fight against the commercial exploitation of children.

By focusing on radio and online projects from all five continents, the session will demonstrate how a global network for and by children combines active and informative advocacy of children's rights, environmental sustainability, intercultural exchange, peace education and pure fun. Technical aspects of Radiojojo's work will also be described as an example of the opportunities presented by podcasting, rebroadcasting, co-productions, program exchanges online conferences for children and youth.

Another topic for discussion will be the methods, potential and challenges of securing financing for non-profit independent children's media with an introduction to Radiojojo's social franchising approach and the initiative to establish a World Children's Media Foundation.


Röhlinger, Thomas
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Radijojo, World Children's Radio Network and Other Youth Radios, Berlin, Germany