Kid Witness NewsDriven by a mission to build a better life, better world, Panasonic gave birth to Kid Witness News (KWN) in 1989. Since then over 180,000 children around the world have participated in the KWN program to share their message to the world through video storytelling.
Through this program, children get a unique opportunity to reflect on the world they live in as well as what affects their everyday lives. Panasonic equips the children with the latest video production technology, lessons, and tools to share their story through a visual platform. These videos help us see the world through their eyes.
Videos created by the students are submitted to an annual awards contest in each participating country, and the national winners are recognized at the annual Global Awards Ceremony.
Program Mission, Vision, and Purpose
Panasonic’s social responsibility through KWN aims to build A Better Life, A Better World.
The global video education program’s purpose is to foster creativity and feature “The World Through Their Eyes” stories from the points of view of kid journalists. This program will help develop teamwork and communication skills through video production. KWN encourages students to seek new experiences and examine themselves in different roles.
This program is a platform for international exchange among KWN students in the Panasonic global network of KWN schools.
Local ProgramEvery year, schools across Canada participate in the national-level contest. Panasonic Canada provides resources including production equipment and video education materials.
The national winning team will have the opportunity to attend the Global Awards Ceremony.
For more, see Contest Rules.
Global ProgramAs a global program, KWN has been reaching new heights since its inception in 1989. In 2017, for the first time in the history of this program, Panasonic hosted a Global Summit. Students around the world came together to experience many cultures and exchange diverse ideas. The Summit culminated in the Global Awards Ceremony.
Visit the Global Site for more on KWN activities around the world.