In 1997, The Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research, Nordicom Göteborg University Sweden, began establishment of The International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media (formerly the UNESCO International Clearinghouse on Children and Violence on the Screen), financed by the Swedish government and UNESCO. The overall point of departure for the Clearinghouse’s efforts with respect to children, youth and media is the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The aim of the Clearinghouse is to increase awareness and knowledge about children, youth and media, thereby providing a basis for relevant policy-making, contributing to a constructive public debate, and enhancing children’s and young people’s media literacy and media competence. Moreover, it is hoped that the Clearinghouse’s work will stimulate further research on children, youth and media. The International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media informs various groups of users – researchers, policy-makers, media professionals, voluntary organisations, teachers, students and interested individuals.
Personnaly as a Scienfic coordinator i have a background in Journalism and gender studies, My PhD was on television content & gender. I am one of the founder of a Swedish Media Watsch-group that is involved in the Global Media Monitoring projects. We aslo have had connections with Gender links.