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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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IF Rudyard Kiplings poem, recitation by Sir Michael Caine from MEC on Vimeo.

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Please find also collection of the Daily Insiders 2015:

Mission of the IYMS:


Continuity_Doha The mission of the International Youth Media Summit is to promote role of the Young People in the transition to sustainable ways of living and a global society founded on a shared ethical framework that includes respect and care for the community of life, ecological integrity, universal human rights, respect for diversity, economic justice, democracy, and a culture of peace.The IYMS brings Young Adults together from around the world to explore the seven issues that most impact their future.  They plan ways to inspire others in their generation to shape the future through media and action.


The Seven Issues: Discrimination.Poverty, Violence, Health, Environment, Women’s Rights, Youth Help us to promote Youth Creativity:

Goals of the IYMS:

• Create resolutions of action to present to the United Nations and their home countries. • Create public service announcements that will encourage other teens to become actively involved in creating change. • Share their past successes with each other, including videos, collaborative projects, work at other teen summits and with other organizations. • Plan future work together through international media exchange projects.


• important role of youth in shaping future;
• new models of interactive education like the most important tool for changing;
• Media, Information and Peace Literacy;
• diversity, peace, progress;
• cultural rights, human rights and justice;
• honesty, openness and accountability;
• collaboration between the members at Country level, the Countries on the Continental level, and the Members on the Global level;
• socially responsible entrepreneurship.

Video album with last seven PSAs produced during the 9th Summit 2014

Daily Insider: News from the 9th IYM Summit, Los Angeles, California, US

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December 23, 2015 |

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise; If you can dream---and not make dreams your master; If you can think---and not make thoughts your aim, If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same:. If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build'em up with worn-out tools; If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings, And never breathe a word about your loss: If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!" If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings---nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much: If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And---which is more---you'll be a Man, my son! Rudyard Kipling

October 8, 2015 |

Participation, Presentation and the Promotion of the IYMS 2015

The 10th International Youth Media Summit has brought us surprises and lots of fruitful experience to me and to my students, encouraging them to be more attentive and diligent to learn and study more, not just on animations, but on everything as well. I am thankful to have an opportunity to take part in this summit and help promote IYMS, media and cultures to the world.

August 11, 2015 |

James Gleason

Gleason produced 25 episodes of “Video Parade” which introduced young video makers and their works to the Southern California audience. It aired on cable networks as well as the local PBS station. He has also produced P.S.A.’s for the Los Angeles Fire Department and the Salvation Army. He has lectured and given workshops all over California.

June 20, 2015 |

Anna Eriksson

“My interests in life is meeting people, reading books, watch films, and do yoga and gardening. I also like carpenting, and all sorts of handicrafts. I love taking part in the filmmaking process - meeting and relating to people and finding ways in telling a story in picture and sound, creating a piece of art for others to experience new perspectives of life. To photograph is to bear witness of unique perspectives. It is a privilege and huge power to bear this possibility, and we all need to create spaces where all kind of people can be given the tools and time to explore this. And create new witnesses, pieces of art. Through film.”

June 2, 2015 |

Women and European Union

On February 14th I danced alongside women and men of all ages as part of the global action One Billion Rising which aims to raise awareness of violence against women and girls (VAWG). It is estimated that one in three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime – that is one billion women.

May 9, 2015 |

Kate Randolph

As a performer, she is on the roster of The Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts in Orange County and tours internationally with her acclaimed portrayal of Emily Dickinson in William Luce’s one-woman play, THE BELLE OF AMHERST, for which she won The Valley Theatre League Best Actress Award. Her adapted show, EMILY DICKINSON LIVE!, is a vetted and recommended assembly for Los Angeles high, middle, and elementary schools. (Visit www.LAArtsEd.org.)

May 9, 2015 |

Birgitta E. Olsson

My wish for future is that we all can go out and create new images from our lives and realities, that we with the power of our skills can be the media and open eyes, create new ideas ( and images) in peoples minds. Can ideas really make changes? Yes, as far as I know, ideas are the only things that have changed the world! Or...????

March 15, 2015 |

Danube Peace Boat, step forward!

“There is nothing better that connects two people’s mind than a good communication”! The above quote could be used to describe the effect which cultural tourism has on people. Like a great conversation, travel could be said to play a vital role amongst people all over the world. It fosters communication in all its senses, intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding.

February 17, 2015 |

Stefan Mandic Rajcevic

A healthy workforce is the key to any countries economy, and with it the prosperity and quality of life of its people. An average person spends one third of his/her life at work, which can be an environment that helps a person develop, prosper and achieve their life’s goals, but can also lead to many negative effects such as diseases related to different occupations and work injuries. A healthy worker is not only a provider for his family, but through taxes funds all of the programs related to health, education, culture, etc…

February 17, 2015 |

Danube Peace Boat

We will start with Danube Project, an Inspirational, Innovative, Interactive, Intercultural and Inclusive project created to support development of new models of Education through Media, Information and Peace Literacy, Intercultural Dialogue and Traveling like Source for Cultural, Social and Knowledge Research... Traveling Festival, New International Media Pedagogy School and Training-Workshop on the Floating Classroom, European Understanding, Rapid Action (RapTION) in providing Opportunity for everybody to participate in development of the Intercultural Pedagogy and New, Digital, Multimedia Education! Our project has to implement our multimedia educational experience and experience of our partners in Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia and Serbia.

January 28, 2015 |

Camera! Sound! Silence! Action!!!

Most modern viewers are well aware of the fact that shooting a film does not follow the sequence of the scenes, and that the shooting schedule depends on the location specificity, the order of appearance of actors, technical requirements and the overall efficiency of the crew. Film is a foothold for many lost souls passionately and obsessively devoted to the career and job which is, essentially, an evolved example of children's play. Situations that can take a turn for the worse during a shooting are immeasurable. Therefore, a precise allocation of minutely defined assignments is essential if the „Oh, no, we forgot ... “ flashback moment is to be avoided in the post-production stage.

January 9, 2015 |


Key Dates: December 19th 2014 – Early Bird Registration Closes February 28th, 2015 – Registration for IYMS & Nomination for General Assembly Closes March 15th, 2015 – Visa Procedures Closes May 1st, 2015 – open possible free position July 27th to August 7th – 10th International Youth Media Summit July 27th to 30th – Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the IYMS Movement, General Assembly, Media Literacy Conference, Presentations, Seminars, Panel Discussions, Special Program and Special Guests (if you like to register only for this part of IYMS please go to “Registration for Conference and General Assembly-Celebration”

December 21, 2014 |

Summit 2015

It is our pleasure to invite all Organization from our Network, New Members and future Partners and their young collaborators to start registration and to participate on the next Summit will be held in Belgrade 27th of July (arrival) to 7th of August (departure) 2015.

December 17, 2014 |

The Common Good Forum

The Common Good Forum represents an Initiative to bring together young and senior experts and practitioners, to reconsider economics and other areas of human enterprise. This suppose to deal with three ambitions: 1° Promoting the heterodox economy (not only statistic, but also cultural aspects interfering in the implementation of the public policies)

December 17, 2014 |

Ray of Hope Africa (RAHA)

Mission of the Ray of Hope Africa (RAHA) Working with the humble, the vulnerable, families, households and communities to overcome poverty, ignorance, poor health, HIV&AIDS, hunger, environmental dilapidation, conflict and human rights violation, towards a sustainable future!

December 13, 2014 |

Danube Peace Boat

INTERNATIONAL, INTERCULTURAL, INTERACTIVE, INCLUSIVE AND INNOVATIVE Project is designed to provide to Students and their Teachers skill and knowledge like tool for development of the New Media Pedagogy. Lack of Education make problem in social and educational inclusion what provoke lack of job opportunity and participation of the community life development.

December 10, 2014 |

Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies

Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies (IPD) is a think tank that aims to provide strength to global peace through dialogue and diplomacy by sharing knowledge, research, analysis and policy development in the areas of, peace-diplomacy, peace-building, conflict resolution, conflict transformation and conflict management. The main objective is to provide neutral space to stakeholders to share ideas, exchange views, experiences, understanding of the issues through innovative research and practices worldwide.

December 7, 2014 |

Bata Zalan

I'm Zalán Bata, a 17 years old Hungarian student. I attend a bilingual high school, I learn English, German and French. I have been wrestling (Olympic) for more than 7 years I love sports and STAR WARS. I've been doing Hungarian folk dance for about 10 years. I also enjoy drawing I've made some comics.

December 6, 2014 |

Doha Giffoni Youth Media Summit

One of the main scopes of the Summit is to create a worldwide network where each and every one of the delegates in attendance will be able to promote their events, productions within the festivals or activities carried out by the organizations that become part of the network.

November 30, 2014 |

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November 14, 2014 |

Vukovar 2014

“You must go down to the shore of the eternal Danube. Pry into that massive water that is flowing forever and will keep flowing even when we’re long gone. You need to understand who we are and how small we are compared with eons. You must enjoy the white and red blossoms of Muscats, and morning chimes, and newborn babies’ crying; you must welcome any rain and sunlight with joy.”

November 2, 2014 |

Right to Education for ALL!

We were very worried about the future of the children because it is difficult to seek matrimonial matches for normal children, not to speak of blind children," he narrated his tale of woes. He said he had been running from pillar to post for the last several years for the treatment of eye disorder of his children, adding he had visited major government and private hospitals for seeking treatment against heavy fees.

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