News Archive February 2013


MEA with EMC invite you to attend an evening discussion of media teaching and learning

When: Tuesday 26 March 2013, 4:30-7:30
at English and Media Centre, London N1 followed by dinner at GEM, Upper Street, Islington

MEA is hosting a visiting teacher/lecturer from Malta eager to learn more about Media Education in Practice, as a prelude to establishing media education more formally in the curriculum in Malta. We are looking for enthusiastic media teachers eager to share a bit of good practice on a Teachmeet model (brief presentations – 7-10 minutes – followed by audience debate and discussion).

If interested, you let us know via a quick email pitch if you would like to

share some aspect of your current teaching or classroom practice/research. It could be a problem with a class or area of the specifications, or an account of a problem you’ve solved as part of your Media Studies teaching, media work in English or another curriculum area, or a school-wide issue. Describe it/show it and raise some questions. You pitch up and present – we buy you dinner!

come along and hear what other people have to say and join in discussion/debate. You are welcome to join us for dinner (but you’ll have to pay yourself). Just indicate your interest in attending

Deadlines for your short pitches are Friday 15 March 2013 –



Postgraduate Courses for Media Educators

Postgraduate Courses for Media Educators

The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice is currently recruiting for
2013 entry to two postgraduate courses for creative and media educators.

Both courses are studied online, tailored to be flexible for busy
professionals, supported by residentials. These programmes are focussed
on pedagogy and research in media education and related fields /
communities of practice.

MA Creative and Media Education

Doctorate in Creative and Media Education

For information, contact Julian McDougall –




Calls for Youth Participation

Arabic – Chinese – French – Spanish

New York, NY (January 23, 2013)– The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations ( UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration ( IOM) again invite the world’s youth to submit original and creative videos focusing on PLURAL+ themes: migration, diversity and social inclusion.

Recognizing youth as powerful agents of social change in a world often characterized by intolerance, and cultural and religious divisions, PLURAL+ invites youth to address key challenges related to migrant integration, inclusiveness, identity, diversity, human rights and social cohesiveness, both at local and global levels. Young people up to 25 years old are invited to submit short videos of five minutes maximum in length.

Michele Klein-Solomon, IOM Permanent Observer to the United Nations, said, “PLURAL+ videos touch very sensitive issues in a very real way. They look at the realities that people are facing. We like to see young people expressing their profound ideas in a manner that allows the opening of a dialogue.”

Jordi Torrent, UNAOC Project Manager, Media and Information Literacy, added: “PLURAL+ videos fit very well in this very relevant conversation: how to build more inclusive societies where we can all live together in harmony.”

PLURAL+ supports young people’s expression of their opinions by providing them with a variety of media platforms and distribution networks, including broadcasts, video festivals, conferences and events around the world. PLURAL+ also reinforces the firm belief of IOM and UNAOC that youth are powerful and creative agents of social change.

A prestigious international jury will select three winners in each age categories (9-12, 13-17, and 18-25). All the winners will be invited to New York, all travel expenses paid, to present their work at the PLURAL + 2013 Awards Ceremony at the Paley Center for Media in December 2013.

Mariana Araujo, a member of the PLURAL+ 2012 international jury commented, “For me PLURAL+ is the best link between intercultural dialogue and intergenerational justice. I can’t imagine a better way to understand the other but through their own eyes and listen with their ears. With these videos I can internalize their emotions and realities through their stories.”

PLURAL+ 2013 deadline for video submission is 30 June, 2013.
Early submissions are encouraged. Further information, including guidelines, regulations, awards, and the entry form
can be found at the PLURAL+ website at:

You can watch PLURAL+ 2012 winners here

PLURAL+ is organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organization for Migration with the collaboration of many international partners, including: Red UNIAL, Gulen Institute, MTS Travel, SIGNIS, Global Block, Humanity Without Borders Foundation, Television America Latina, Universal Forum of Cultures Foundation, NEXOS Alianza, CHINH India, Turkish Cultural Center of New York, COPEAM, Without Borders Film Festival, IAAI GloCha, Doha Center for Media Freedom, CNTV Chile, Amara, Scalabrini International Migration Network, IUEDESP Spain, Balkan Media Education Centre, Waging Nonviolence USA, IOM Migration Research and Training Centre Korea, Anna Lindh Foundation, United Nations Television, RAI TV Scuola, GoodnessTV, Cine y Salud Spain, and the Paley Center for Media of New York.

For more information, please contact:

405 Lexington Ave 5th Floor (UNAOC) | New York, NY 10174 US