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CHINH is Meenakshi Vinay Rai’s initiative to support social initiatives promoting causes of children and marginalized communities through harnessing traditional wisdom, art and culture and rediscovering them incontemporary contexts.

Dedicated to Children of world, CHINH’s prime focus is to create media space for quality children programming through an early education web channel followed by community web channel to capture and showcase to the world a new grammer of social change that is happening in deep layers of remote corners of the World by handful of people and organizations.

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Opening Ceremony (9.30-10.00) 

Morning session (10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) 

Celebrating innovations in children educational television  programmes

(Presentations of unique formats, genres and experiments in children programming) 

Screenings for children/teachers/producers


*Best of EBU item exchange

*RAI TREI, ITALY*BBC children programmes

*Best of Children Programmes from INDIA

*NHK International Package of films ( awaiting confirmation) 

Lunch break Afternoon session (2.00 – 3.30p.m.)


(What should children watch?

Conflict between children and adults’ perspectives.) 

·        Does censorship for children work? A case study & presentation by Mr. Wahid Wahed Founder, Auburn Children Film Festival, (AUSTRALIA)

·        Dafna Lemish, Professor and chairperson of Dept. of Comunication at Tel Aviv University, (ISRAEL)

·        Popular  contents and formats in children programming (emerging trends)- reflections by Prix Jeunesse (GERMANY)   

(3.45p.m. - 5.00p.m) Framework (Challenges of commissioning and producing Children Programs)

Talks and presentations by

·        Dr. Dharam Prakash, Head Media Production Department NCERT(National Council for Educational Research and Training), INDIA

·        BBC (Awaiting confirmation)

·        Ms. Laura Di Nitto ,Children programming, RAI TREI (ITALY) - Confirmed

·        PSBT(Public Service Broadcasting Trust), INDIA

·        Vigyan Prasar, INDIA 

Tea break 5.15p.m.- 5.45 p.m.

Wrap up Discussions and recommendations  

6.00 p.m.

Departure of guests for cultural evening at Dilli Haat 8.30 Dinner at Dilli haat   



Children Programmimg and developmental issues 

Morning session (10:00a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) 

Framework (Visuals and Children – Interrelated Stories)

Talks and presentations by

·        “Images plus children equals little consumers” Mag Hatol, Secretary General South East Asian Foundation of Children and Television (PHILLIPINES)

·        Sexualisation of childhood -A presentation by Jasjit Purewal (IFSHA), INDIA and Anusheh (PAKISTAN)

·        Natalie Chan,Radio Television Hong Kong (CHINA)

·        Department of Women & Child, Ministry of HRD INDIA

·        Dr. J.L. Pandey ( NCERT) Lunch break Afternoon session

(2.00p.m. - 3.30p.m.) 


( Social Conflicts, War and Children Programming) 

Talks and presentations by·        “Children in times of war” -Mr. Mahmood Bouneb, Al Jazeera Children Channel, QATAR

·        “Rural children and Media”- Mr. Ratan Katyayani (WEEK MAN OF The YEAR’2002) a lawyer and grassroot activist from Muktidhara, an NGO from Rajasthan(INDIA)

·        Growing up in societal conflicts by Wahid Wahed, AUSTRALIA  (3.45p.m.- 5.00p.m)


(Exploring new language of communication with children)

Talks and presentations by

·        Presentation by Mr. Robert Ruoff from Basel Karlsruhe Forum on “Peace & Sports project” – An interesting format to communicate with children through sports and producing programs with them.·        Ministry of Sports,India 5.30 Free time for delegates  

DAY 3 

Morning session ( 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m)

Framework (Culture- a change agent) evolving global contextTalks and

Presentations by

·        Working with children Jury : Difficulties and challenges of dealing with varied cultural references - Mrs. Soheir Abdel Kader, Director- Cairo International Children Film Festival, Ministry of Culture(EGYPT)

·        Bridging culture and education-A presentation by Surendra Kaul ( DG, Centre for Cultural Resources & Training) Ministry Of Culture, INDIA

·        A presentation from Arab World ( in process) 


Lunch break

Afternoon session (2.15 - 3.15p.m.) 

Framework (Workshops with children- A reverse education)  

·        How to conduct a workshop with children when you don’t know their language and culture? - Masato Nisigai ,Japanese Photographer on his experience of guiding a workshop with nomadic children in Rajasthan followed by screening of a film on his workshop.      “Tea and Magic Camera – when culture is the language.”(23 minutes) 

·        Reading images and understanding visual anthropology - Ms. Alinka Eschiverra, a visual anthropologist  from Mexico working with children. 

·        Children producing programmes in film and animation workshops – Project presentation by CIET, INDIA   

(3.30 p.m. – 5.00p.m.)

Framework (Orientation about Item Exchange and how to strengthen it in Asian perspective) 

Talks and presentations by

·        EBU Item Exchange- Mr. Robert Ruoff (BAKA FORUM)

·        PSBT( Public Service Broadcasting Trust), INDIA

·        ABU presentation on challenges under Item Exchange

·        Dr. Dharam Prakash, Dy. Director NCERT(National Council for Educational Research and Development), India

·        NHK International Presentation   

5.15p.m.- 5.45 p.m.

Wrap up Discussions and recommendations   

6.00p.m. Closing of the Forum 

7.00p.m. Jugalbandi by ANDREA CAMERINI , an Italian Singer and Nomadic musicians of Rajasthan  

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