Minority Youth and Media - 10th session of the Forum on Minority Issues
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Panel Discussion - Item 4. Minority Youth and the media in the digital age: acceptance and opportunity


Item 4. Minority Youth and the media in the digital age: acceptance and opportunity

Three young experts will introduce the panel discussion, speaking of their experience
launching minority-led media, seeking to foster inter-ethnic solidarity via digital
platforms, and mobilizing youth to engage in their struggle for human rights, in
particular minority rights. This panel discussion will examine the challenges and
opportunities offered by digital media technologies for minority youth, and young
women in particular, to exercise and defend their rights. Participants will be
encouraged to consider how digital space can be used by various national and
international institutions to challenge the dominant narratives in the traditional
mainstream media and give a new voice to minority youth in the media landscape. This
session will explore how digital media is, or could be, used to efficiently disseminate
information about minority rights and issues; to promote awareness and acceptance of
diversity in society; and to solicit and analyze minority youth's concerns and views,
while respecting their right to privacy.

Panel discussion moderated by Ms. Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, former Special Rapporteur
on Minority Issues and member elect to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial
Discrimination (Hungary).

• Ms. Marina Shupac, journalist and OHCHR Moldova Minority Fellow
Coordinator (Moldova)

• Mr. Jonathan Jackson, Co-founder of Blavity.com (United States of America)

• Ms. Anju, leader of the All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar March (India)

Interactive Dialogue