Archive for May 30th, 2008

MEDIA: Overseas Conversations (V) / June 5-7 / NYC

May 30, 2008

Press Contact: Aneka Flamm / 1-347-613-3993

MEDIA: Overseas Conversations (V)
An International Conference on Media, Education & Youth
June 5 – 7, 2008 / New York City

New York, NY – This conference provides an open forum for exploring
media, education, and youth within an international context. It includes
screenings of youth-produced media, as well as panels on media literacy
education initiatives from the Arab and Gulf region, Asia, and Europe.

Open conversations and discussions will explore the potential of media
as socio-economic equalizer in education, the global relevance of media
literacy education, design as media, and cross-cultural perceptions of
media in formal education.

The conference includes the US premiere of “Afghan Chronicles”, a
documentary produced by InformAction on Afghanistan’s multimedia company
The Killid Group.

The conversations will accent the positive approach of providing young
people with the tools and the critical thinking skills they need in
today’s media saturated society. Selections of new youth-produced media
will be presented by: The European Observatory of Children’s Television,
Arts Engine/Media That Matters Film Festival, and The Reel Teens

Panelists from Afghanistan, Australia, China, Egypt, Korea, Kuwait,
Spain, Sweden, UK, and the USA will lead the conversations. Attendees
will include media industry professionals, educators, students and the
general public.

All panels and screenings are free of charge and open to all audiences.
For complete schedule visit: (RSVP required,
For additional information, please contact Aneka Flamm, Conference
Coordinator, at

see below for program