Call for Papers

Conference on “Children’s Media in Pakistan”

Lahore, Pakistan, December 2014

Conference invites work in the form of research paper, conceptual paper, and technical report addressing the timely issues and developments.

The Little Art is a registered non-profit arts education organization that uses the medium of art to promote education and positive social values through innovative learning opportunities among children and youth. We work in public and private education sector through our child-centered programs to improve children’s experience of learning through the arts.

The Little Art (TLA) and Deutsche Welle Akademie (DW Akademie) is partnering to support the need of media programs for children in Pakistan on local television, radio and print media. Appropriate children’s content on media helps children and young people to be engaged and develops their critical abilities. The culturally sensitive entertaining and educational content also responds to the intellectual needs to the children that nurtures their soft skills, critical thinking and build their analytic mind. On the other hand, inappropriate content, or that which is not made for children at all can do exactly opposite if children are exposed to it in an unsafe environment.

Children are one of the major parts of our society, which is neglected by majority of our media houses and television channels in Pakistan. By this conference and campaign, we aim to create awareness, policy advocacy and facilitating communities to enhance their resilience and adaptability through linking-up and interchange between relevant Pakistani executives active in children’s program productions.

Submission of manuscript: Submit paper as an email attachment omar@thelittleart.org in Ms Word format.

Important Dates

Abstract/Full Paper Submission: On going basis
Notification of Acceptance: On going basis
Final/Revised Paper Submission: On going basis
Conference Dates: 15th – 20th December, 2014

Major Areas of Conference and Papers

  • The state of children’s media in Pakistan
  • Analysis of the feasibility of future children’s programs in Pakistan Media
  • Media ethics in the perspective of children and young people
  • Infantine development stages and age-appropriate visualization
  • Pakistani Media – Challenges and Opportunities for Children’s Programming
  • Strategic implementation of children’s programs in Pakistani media
  • Children’s Programming and International Best Practices

Publication Opportunities 

All accepted papers will be presented in the Children’s Media Conference in Lahore, published online on a special children’s media website, featured in The Little Art’s newsletter and promoted on social media.

Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication.

Conference Venue

Conference will be held in Lahore and the venue will be announced later.

For Questions

Omar Ijaz Khan, Manager Programs
0321 4206909 | omar@thelittleart.org