Youth of the SEA region! Are you interested in debate and media production? Well here’s the chance for you to experience a two-week media camp in a familiar (or not so familiar) place and make friends with others in SEA! Apply now for the Youth of the 21st Century: Debating and Producing Media Workshop 2012!
Youth throughout the world increasingly are not only consumers of media information, but also producers of it. Through newly accessible tools of new media such as blogs and open source software to edit video, audio and visual information, youth can communicate their ideas to the outside world in ways never dreamt of only 15 or 20 years ago. Yet these new tools do not come without complications. Accessibility may lead to information saturation and actually make it more difficult to use new media effectively. The responsible usage of media is made more difficult when people produce information that does not adhere to traditional journalistic standards. Furthermore, each young person consuming or producing media is embedded in a society and regional context that may have unique notions of how the media and citizens interact.
These issues are not simple or clear-cut. The purpose of Youth in the 21st Century: Debating and Producing Media is for youth to come together with others from their country and region to learn about these issues, debate them, and produce media projects about the relationship between media and society. Participants will debate issues relating to how the media and youth do and should interact as well as what role this relationship plays in society at large. To provide a background for debates, participants will conduct research and have the chance to interact with local and regional experts in the journalism field. Finally, participants will improve their skills in actually producing new media by learning from instructors and making their own media project.
The Media workshop in Manila will be held from June 27 till July 7, aims to teach debate and media production to Southeast Asians aged 18 – 29. Curriculum overviews, photos, application form and CV template are all available in the website.
You also can check out videos and articles made by previous participants from the Media Workshop in 2011.
Excited? Go and register now! The Application for the media workshop in Manila ends at April 22 2012.