Kabataan Xpress

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Kabataan Xpress
Kabataan Xpress, Ang Programang Gawa ng Kabataan, para sa Kabataan.
Created by Probe Media Foundation, Inc.
Developed by ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
Starring Atom Araullo
Apple Fale
Chiyomi Rances and various contributors
Opening theme "KNN theme" composed by Reev Robledo
Country of origin Philippines
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Executive producer(s) Cheche Lazaro
Running time 30 mins.
Original network UniversiTV
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original release 2006 – present (June 30, 2007 on ABS-CBN)
External links
[www.kabataannews.com Website]

Kabataan News Network (KNN) is the only show in Philippine television that is written, shot and produced by teens. This weekly 30-minute program involves a fast-growing network of young reporters all committed to making the voice of the youth heard. Presently, there are more than 160 KNN reporters, aged 14–19 and stationed in 12 bureaus nationwide namely Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, Metro Davao, Mountain Province, Zamboanga del Sur, Camarines Norte, North Cotabato, Capiz, Sarangani, Dumaguete, San Jose, Mindoro and Baguio. KNN was created to empower the Filipino youth to pursue their passions and use their talents to draw attention to a diverse range of issues that affect them and what they feel strongly about. No topic is too small or too big for the KNN reporter. Celebrating your debut and public display of affection are just as important as child labor and HIV/AIDS. Thanks to their partners, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Probe Media Foundation (PMFI) the KNN reporters honed their skills in television production. UNICEF provided the necessary tools like camera, tripod, microphone, and other tools while PMFI trained the reporters how to develop stories, write scripts and use the equipment. The KNN reporters do all the hard work with a little help from their adult bureau managers. They brainstorm and discuss topics for their reports and research about them. They shoot, do the interviews, and log the shots. They also transcribe interviews, prepare shotlists, and write the scripts themselves. The best part of the job is they're enjoying it! They know their peers would enjoy KNN, too because the stories they make are the ones most important to them. KNN is child participation at its finest. It is truly by the youth, for the youth. Catch the KNN reporters together with hosts Atom Araullo and Chiyomi Rances

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