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Mobile Stories create meetings between young people and those in power and help municipalities to involve young people in the social debate..

Mohamed from Malmö wrote an article about Bullying on Mobile Stories that really took off. On two occasions he has spoken on TV4 Nyhetsmorgon (Sweden’s largest morning show) about his article and that he wants to continue to influence society.

At Järvaveckan, a political festival that returns annually in a suburb of Stockholm, young people from Mobile Stories’ youth editorial team interviewed all representatives of the various parties. The questions were about crime, school development and justice. In this video, the politicians also get the chance to ask the youth reporters a question.

196 countries have ratified The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Article 13 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child states:

1. The child shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of the child’s choice.

2. The exercise of this right may be subject to certain restrictions, but these shall only be such as are provided by law and are necessary:

(a) For respect of the rights or reputations of others; or

(b) For the protection of national security or of public order (ordre public), or of public health or morals.

Read the entire Convention on the Rights of the Child on Unicef’s website


Media and information literacy can be linked to all global sustainability goals. Access to good information is crucial for us to be able to make informed decisions together that lead to a peaceful and sustainable world.

Working with Mobile Stories strengthens students’ media and information literacy, MIL. The concept of media and information literacy defines what one needs to be able to use one’s rights in a democratic society.
According to the UN agency Unesco, MIL is about:
* Knowledge of media and their role in a democratic society
* Ability to find, analyze and critically evaluate information.
* Ability to create content yourself in various forms of media.

Through the Mobile Stories tool, students learn about media and journalistic methods:

(1). The goal of becoming a credible source for real recipients means that the discussion about the credibility of sources comes into focus.

(2). Creating content yourself in various forms of media.

(3) is, according to Unesco, an important building block in MIL.