Serbia and Montenegro: media awards for child rights reporting
Belgrade, 21 November 2005: To mark Universal Children's Day, UNICEF in Serbia and Montenegro presented its annual media prize for the best reporting on children and child rights. The winners were:In Montenegro: Ljubisa Pejovic for his radio programme "A Long Journey Home", broadcast on Radio Antena M. The jury said:
"This prize winning work has an analytical approach and gradually illuminates the problems of marginalized children. Using the example of a boy suffering cerebral palsy, the author guides us to a different world where we face a reality in which a significant number of children who have disabilities depend on the goodwill, support and understanding of others. In this story, fortunately, there is a positive outcome. This programme is a good example that needs to be followed."
Valentina Delic from PG Mreza for her TV feature "Lexicon Belgrade -- Travnik" broadcast on Radio Television of Serbia, Channel 2. The jury said:
"Two secondary school children, a boy from Travnik and a girl from
"Monitoring media reports children and child rights, we conclude that in 2005 Radio Television B92 has broadcast even 131 news and especially TV programmes on children and their rights in their prime time news programme.
RTV B92 has been reporting substantively and qualitatively on children’s and child rights issues. The themes were different – from child protection, education and health issues to child poverty, discrimination and exclusion.
A special quality of this TV station is their continuous reporting and their support to the efforts for making the status of children in line with the spirit and “letter” of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and other international documents and instruments. Besides raising awareness on the problems and issues and making appeals to the public, RTV B92 has often delivered arguments to gain commitment from political and social leaders and to call for concrete action."