Behind the Headlines: conference presentations

Young people from Public Achievement, Youth Initiatives and NI Alternatives sharing their experiences of media
Young people from Public Achievement, Youth Initiatives and NI Alternatives sharing their experiences of media

On Friday 24 April Include Youth hosted a conference on media representation of children and young people the Northern Ireland in partnership with the Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative at the Great Hall, Queen's University Belfast.

The one-day event was part of the knowledge-sharing and dissemination phase of the ESRC Knowledge Exchange Project, looking at the impact of media representation on children and young people.

For more information, to view presentations or download speeches please click on the links below:

Presentation of ESRC project and research findings: Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative at Queen's University, Belfast

'What a load of stereotyping': Gary and Thomas, Greater Shankill Alternatives and Aisling McGeown, Headliners, Belfast

'Letting the listeners know: we want to work': Maureen and Matthew, START Programme at Youth Initiatives

'Journalistic citizenship / youth journalism': Micky and Robert, Public Achievement

'Banged up and left to fail?': Natalie Atkinson

'Taking urgent measures to address the intolerance and inappropriate characterisation of children and young people': Koulla Yiasouma, Commissioner for Children and Young People

'In the headlines' resource launch: Paddy Mooney, Director of Include Youth

If you would like a copy of the 'In the Headlines' resource for children and young people you work with please email sharon@includeyouth.org. Photographs from the event are also available on our Flickr.