A learning session on the principles and guidelines for ethical reporting on children and young people for over 90 students of mass communication and video production was organized by UNICEF Jharkhand at St Xavier’s college in Ranchi today.
Job Zachariah, Chief UNICEF Jharkhand said, “Every child has the right to life, survival, development and participation as per the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The UNCRC guarantees all rights to children without discrimination. The best interest of the child must be the primary consideration in all actions concerning children.”
He added, “UNICEF will launch a ‘UNICEF on Campus’ programme in schools and colleges in the state. We seek the support of young people like you to advocate for child rights. You can become ambassadors for UNICEF in the fight against child marriage, child labour, child trafficking, and other social issues.”
Moira Dawa, Communication Officer, UNICEF Jharkhand took the students through the guidelines for interviewing and reporting on children as well as the legal provisions for media coverage on children.