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Discovering Asia

BY ANNETTE BREJNER, HEAD OF THE FINANCING FORUM FOR KIDS CONTENT In 2015 I was encouraged twice, almost simultaneously, but independently to turn my head towards Asia. To turn my head in a broader sense of course, since I already

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Approaching Asia

BY LIISA VÄHÄKYLÄ, FINNANIMATION, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The author has been the executive director for Finnanimation, the Finnish animation producers’ network since 2009. She has travelled to China many times since 2004; in 2015 she spent 4 weeks in Xian studying

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Girls vs Boys on the Internet

Focus on children’s gender-like media use BY SIRKKU KOTILAINEN, UNIVERSITY OF TAMPERE FINLAND, Ph.D. PROFESSOR Gender is an important axis that shapes media participation starting from an early age. This has recently been noticed in several studies concerning young people

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Horror in Children’s Culture and Cinema

How horror culture and understanding it can be a way for adults, parents, educators and content producers, to get closer to young people’s world BY MARJO KOVANEN, KOULUKINO – SKOLBIO, FILM EDUCATOR / PRODUCER A child scared to death, a

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Brave Tablet World

BY ISABEL FRÓES, IT UNIVERSITY DENMARK, Ph.D. CANDIDATE Despite the chosen title, our present is not so grim. On the contrary, as we reach the middle of the second decade in the twenty first century, we are daily confronted by

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