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KNN to take part in CRC 18@18 commemoration

by A. Lumaque

Roxas City (15 August) -- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has picked the Kabataan News Network to produce several 1-minute videos about the rights of the child as stipulated in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) that will be featured on a special UNICEF website on the 18@18 anniversary.

The CRCs 18th anniversary means that anyone who turns 18 this year is among the first generation to reach adulthood under the protection of the CRC, said a summary of the celebration.

The video segments will be done in a workshop from September 27 to October 1 that will be conducted by video artists from an art institute in Amsterdam (The Sandberg).

"UNICEF chose KNN precisely because the children already have skills. The workshop will be focused on conceptualizing and the actual production of the 1 minute video," said Probe Media Foundation, Inc. (PMFI) Project Coordinator for KNN Rosanna Padua in a letter to various KNN bureaus nationwide.

KNN is a UNICEF sponsored project implemented by PMFI to maximize children participation thru television medium.

The upcoming video workshop is also conducted in other countries around the world to know how children visualize and illustrate a chosen child's right by transforming the conventions from the paper into a 60-seconder moving images.

The participants can pick rights that affect their lives directly or choose to show rights that impact other kids around the world.

In 1989, the CRC was developed by world leaders who wanted to make sure that the world recognized that children have human rights too. It is the first legally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rights (civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights).

The CRC also spells out the basic human rights that children everywhere have: the right to survival; to develop to the fullest; to protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation; and to participate fully in family, cultural and social life. (PIA) [top]

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