"We Want the Airwaves"
To raise awareness of the 20th anniversary of the
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Young
NCB NI members worked alongside other youth organisations in
Northern Ireland in a project to take over the
airwaves and talk about issues which
affect young people everyday such as mental health, play
& leisure & how young people are perceived in their local
communities and by the media.
The young people took over some of the most popular TV and radio
shows and interviewed Politicians, talked to radio presenters,
did a feature on UTV's Seven Thirty Show & much more!
They successfully highlighted Children & Young peoples
issues over the entire week and the project hopes to continue
throughout the year to continue to raise people's awareness of
Feile FM:Charlotte Higgins NICCY Youth Panel,
Vanda Aborka NCB and Ruth Erwin YNCB NI with presenter Denise
U105: Megan O’Kane NICCY Youth Panel, Ruth Erwin YNCB NI with
presenter Frank Mitchell
U105: Tristan Boyle NICCY Youth Panel, Shea Reynolds NICCY Youth
Panel and Nikki Clinton NCB with presenter Carolyn Stewart.
UTV:Marlene Kinghan, NICCY; Megan O’Kane, NICCY Youth Panel;
John Abrenica NCB; Barry McCrory NICCY Youth Panel; Paul Clarke;
Niki Clinton NCB, Shea Reynolds NICCY Youth Panel; Tristan Boyle
NICCY Youth Panel; Celine McStravick NCB; Gerry Campbell NICCY.
UTV Live Tonight: Fiona Brown NIYF, Barry McCrory NICCY Youth
Panel, Harriet McCullough NCB with Junior Minister Kelly/ First