The ‘Professional Media Guidelines’ pledge was launched in 2017 By Arab Council for Childhood & Development and signed by Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Media Council (SMC), that aimed to promote media guidelines for children’s issues.
The Child Friendly Media Project is a reflection of Sharjah’s commitment to childhood and in conformity with international standards of child rights, and comes within the framework of the executive plan of the Sharjah Child Friendly City project that aims to join UNICEF’s Child Friendly Cities initiative. The project has been introduced and raised awareness of media professionals to ethical and professional guidelines that should be followed when covering childhood and child rights issues.
In 2018, a professional guideline on child rights issue for Arab child friendly media was developed by Arab Council for Childhood and Development. With the approval from the Sharjah Media Council and Sharjah Executive Council, SCFO circulated the guideline to all the entities at Sharjah working with children and media.
Consultation sessions were held for more than 200 participants including professionals, experts, and children, in collaboration with Arab Council for Childhood and Development.
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