11 September 2007

Doing news about children isn't always easy: students say

University students majoring in journalism and mass communication learned about child rights and ethical reporting about children. © UNICEF-Thailand/2007/Rob Few
Story by Nattha Keenapan

CHIANG MAI, Thailand – The first time Kanoknipa Wongjai covered a news story related to children, she spent hours with a group of them in a crowded on-line game shop in an effort to get some of them to talk to her.

Kanoknipa, a third year Communication Arts student at Chiang Rai’s Rajabat University, who was gathering information for a news story about the impact of on-line games on children, said trying to get the children to open up to her “was not at all easy.”