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