Kids News Group

The Kids News Group community is an active network of dedicated professionals producing children’s news programmes all around Europe and beyond.

The community counts 22 members and sublicensees sharing content as well as strategic knowledge on how to best reach children aged 8-12. Their children's news programmes cover news and current affairs to empower children with knowledge, using a diversity of means on broadcast and/or digital platforms.

The main objective of Kids news is to empower children with knowledge, in a society where the news is reaching them anyway, to allow them to grow up as mindful and responsible adults and citizens. Followed by a faithful audience, often watched and discussed in schools, these kids’ news programmes are also watched by adults who appreciate the clear and structured explanations.

In addition to exchanging knowledge and best practices, this network also exchanges news items. In accordance with the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (Art. 17) ensuring the right of being informed, these active Members are communicating every day on the topics they will report on that day and exchange news items on a reciprocal basis.

The EBU Kids News Group is part of the Eurovision News Exchange, drawing on the newsgathering resources of more than 70 EBU Members, sublicensees and media partners worldwide, providing EBU members with round-the-clock access to live and edited news stories, as they happen, across the globe.

Look for the 'Kids News' tag on the News Exchange website.

To access the latest Kids News Group material and to watch the recording of our last group meeting click here.

Group Members

Chairman

Sonja Verbaarschott, Editor-in-Chief of the children’s news programme Jeugjournaal (NOS, The Netherlands)

Vice-Chairs

Charlotte Lindberg, Editor and host of the children’s news programme Watt Nytt (YLE Swedish, Finland)
Petra Röhr, Deputy Editor-in-chief of the children’s news programme Logo! (ZDF, Germany)
Thea Kristine Vinther, Editor-in-Chief of the children’s news programme Ultra Nyt (DR, Denmark)

Participating Broadcasters

ZIBZack (ORF, Austria)
Behind the News, ABC (Australia)
Les Niouzz (RTBF, Belgium)
Karrewiet (VRT, Belgium)
CBC Kids News (CBC, Canada)
Zprávičky (CTV, Czech Republic)
Ultra Nyt (DR, Denmark)
Watt Nytt, YLE Swedish (Finland)
Yle Mix (YLE, Finland)
Décod'Actu (France Télévisions, France)
Arte Journal Junior (Arte, France-Germany)
logo! (ZDF, Germany)
Krakkafréttir (RÚV, Iceland)
News2Day (RTE, Ireland)
Jeugdjournaal (NOS, Netherlands)
Supernytt (NRK, Norway)
Radar XS (RTP, Portugal)
Lilla Aktuellt (SVT, Sweden)
Infodrom (RTVSLO, Slovenia)
Kinder News, SRF (Switzerland)
Newsround (BBC, United Kingdom)
Ffeil (S4C, Wales)

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