4:45pm – 6:15pm
The 50th Special Session
Celebrating the Power of Media for Education
To mark this important milestone, we will examine the enduring values of the Japan Prize and the impact it has had on the development of educational media around the world.
The First Grand Prix was awarded to The Calendar of Nature: Once Upon a Time produced by YLE in Finland. At a time when the level of global interest in environmental issues was inadequate, the program drew attention to looming environmental destruction. In the years that follow, the Japan Prize awarded programs about bullying, poverty, racism, refugee crisis etc., sounding the alarm and continuously shedding light on global social issues.
As conflict and tension spread across the globe, how can educational media contribute betterment of the world? The panelists will share their vision for the future.
Former member of the NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute
Senior Vice President, Global Trends
Executive Producer, YLE Sports and Events
Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE)