ACCD seeks to establish a Media Observatory for Arab Child Rights, funded by the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) and in partnership with the League of Arab States (LAS), with a view to assert professional guidelines that are agreed to be a basic directive for the Arab media and would enable media professionals to know and understand children's rights, in addition to establishing valuable professional ethics in media performance, in accordance with the promotion of spreading the culture of child rights. This Observatory has initiated its work by preparing a series of scientific steps; the first was conducting a scientific study on the status of media performance to address the issues of Arab children's rights that was applied in six Arab countries. This study has concluded to recommend the importance of drafting general guidelines and standards or a code of ethics for media and children's rights; to ensure Arab media practices that respect and activate the rights of Arab children.
Secondly, stemming from this standpoint, ACCD has worked, with its partners, on drafting a manual on professional guidelines for Arab media addressing the issues of child rights, based on the related international, and regional experiences, as well as analyzing the professionalism of media work from a rights-based developmental perspective; so as to guide Arab media professionals in addressing the issues of child rights.
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