Youth Today program is researched, written, filmed, narrated and edited by young
reporters. The young reporters works as part-time volunteers from Monday to Friday
with a minimum 15 hours per week commitment.
Youth Today is SCY’s most popular program. Young Cambodians aged between 16-24 years
old work as volunteer reporters to produce the documentary based show.
Each year SCY trains more than 30 young Cambodians to research, write, produce, film
and edit these documentaries. Since 2004 SCY has produced Youth Today with the support
of UNICEF. The program has been broadcast every Friday 10:50 A.M. on Cambodia’s most
popular TV station CTN since. Many Youth Today stories can be seen online on our
youtube channel www.youtube.com/user/scycambodia
In 2010 Netherlands based agency SKN is share support the Youth Today program to
expand to a twenty minute format with increased provincial engagement.
Youth Today films have won the Asia region International Day of Children’s Broadcasting
Award 2009 at UNICEF-New York for year 2009.
Youth Today program also been selected to screen at the 13 International Children´s
Television Festival in Barcelona, represented Cambodia as part of UNICEF’s State
of the World’s Children web site which won the 2006 Webby Award and were screened
to ministers of East Asia-Pacific countries as part of the United Nations General
Assembly Special Session in 2004.
Many Youth Today stories can be seen online on our You Tube channel
1. Giving Cambodian children and young people the opportunity to actively participate
in media advocacy through supported production opportunities, high quality training,
provision of industry standard facilities and equipment, mentoring opportunities
and unique and innovative broadcast and exhibition programs.
2. Providing young Cambodians with opportunities to advocate on their own behalf
using the media and to promote UN Child Rights Convention principles within Cambodia
from a youth perspective.
3. Fostering a vibrant, independent and socially engaged media culture in Cambodia-starting
with children and young people.
4. Building a new model of media education, social enterprise and access for Cambodia's
young people in the 21st century.