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Media told to promote children’s right

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Apr 25, 2023 7:51 pm
Media told to promote children’s right
Yanbemo Ngullie speaking to the participants during the workshop on ‘Media voices for children’ in Dimapur on Tuesday, April 25. (EM mages)
DIMAPUR — Elaborating that a lot of children’s rights have been legislated for their protection, a panel lawyer of Dimapur district legal services authority (DDLSA), Yanbemo Ngullie, has underlined the importance of media for promotion of those rights and pointed out that without media there would not be exposure and no one will know of the happenings around the world.

Ngullie stated that media, as a main stakeholder, hold responsibilities to promote the rights of children. He, however, lamented that Indian media of late has ignored certain children’s rights and tend to focus more on adaptive issues.

He stated this during a one-day workshop on “Media voices for children,” organised by ANMA Integrated Development Association (AIDA) and Child Friendly Dimapur (CDF) on Tuesday at AIDA, Don Bosco, Dimapur.

According to him, the society become judgemental when certain rights are neglected because they tend to judge the person more than their rights. Stating that certain media houses knowingly or unknowingly tend to spread fire regarding news relating to children, he reminded there should be certain guidelines and limitations during such converges.

As media report could do more harm than good, he has advised to maintain balance when it comes to privacy of a child. He opined that the media is always based on consumer rights instead of child rights for which the kids are less lively on media even if it is meant for them.

Sharing about Child Friendly Dimapur-Chümoukedima (CDF), the project coordinator, Garrol Lotha, updated that from September 2021 till date, they have succeeded in forming 42 child rights club in different localities of Dimapur and Chümoukedima comprising 857 children.

Some key activities of CDF included promotion of children’s rights through capacity building and mobilising of children as well as strengthening social participation through capacity building and networking with civil society organisations and duty bearers.

Rev. Fr. N Angel Kuldeep SDB, associate director of AIDA, also shared about the various programmes taken up under AIDA across the state.

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