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'...Negative coverage about involvement in anti social behaviour and crime should be well balanced with the positive contributions of the vast majority of young people... This includes media stories on children's rights and equality issues.'
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
In October 2008, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child expressed concern at the 'general climate of intolerance and negative public attitudes towards children, especially adolescents, which appears to exist in the [UK], including in the media, and may be often the underlying cause of further infringements of their rights'.
Journalists can play a vital role in helping to bring about change in the way children's rights are perceived and enforced. We have worked with journalists and children to produce NUJ-endorsed guidance on how journalists in the UK can help promote children's human rights and equality. We are grateful to the Equality and Human Rights Commission for funding this publication.
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