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Children’s Visibility as Stakeholders: From Provision to Participation

  • Naomi Sakr
  • Jeanette Steemers
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Abstract

As the present work is prompted in part by the scale of children’s displacement across the Arab region and demographic change in Europe, we start the final chapter by comparing theory and practice in the use of screen media to provide visibility for children experiencing disruption and uncertainty. We consider two documented projects designed to promote refugee and migrant children’s participation in media-making, in the context of ideas about children’s participation generally. We then go on to sum up the book’s findings about the cross-regional encounters it explored in relation to provision of screen media for children, its production and the policies behind it, and how recognising that children are stakeholders in production processes and decision-making could improve media visibility for all children.

Keywords

Children and media participation Children and migration Children as stakeholders Child ethnic minorities Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) Participatory media-making 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naomi Sakr
    • 1
  • Jeanette Steemers
    • 2
  1. 1.Westminster School of Media and CommunicationUniversity of WestminsterHarrowUK
  2. 2.Department of Culture, Media & Creative IndustriesKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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