Deliberately selected to represent as many parts of the globe as possible, and with a commitment to recognizing both the similarities and differences in children and young people's lives - from China to Denmark, from Canada to India, from Japan to Iceland, from - the authors offer a rich contextualization of children's engagement with their particular media and communication environment, while also pursuing cross-cutting themes in terms of comparative and global trends.

Children's Communication Rights: Beyond Intentions

Children's communication rights: Beyond intentions
CeesHamelink

Introduction

On 20 November 1989, the United Nations General Assembly (in resolution 44/25) adopted unanimously the Convention on the Rights of the Child. With this convention children became, in their own right, subjects of international law.

Although there had been declarations on the rights of the child by the League of Nations already in 1924 and by the United Nations in 1959, it was felt by some UN member states that these rights should be brought under the authority of binding international law. The convention has been ratified by all UN member states with the exceptions of the USA and Somalia.

The parties to the convention have accepted the obligation to undertake all appropriate legislative, administrative, and other measures ...

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