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UNICEF Announces Nominees for the 2011 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Awards

New York, 30 September 2011 – UNICEF today announced the nominees for the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Awards.  The awards are given by UNICEF for outstanding commitment to the ICDB by television and radio broadcasters. 

The winner of the 2011 ICDB Awards will be announced by UNICEF Headquarters in New York on 5 December 2011.

The nominees each won a regional competition and now go on to compete for global honours. This year’s nominees come from Andorra, Bangladesh, China, India, Iran, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, South Africa, Togo and Uganda and represent the best work produced in 2010 for the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting.

The International Children’s Day of Broadcasting is a day set aside each year to celebrate children’s broadcasting and encourages young people to get involved in television and radio broadcasting.  The 2011 ICDB theme, “Girls Are… Boys Are…,” and asked children to talk about children’s rights and their importance.

“We are pleased that so many broadcasters embraced the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting this year,” says Stephen Cassidy, Chief of UNICEF’s Internet, Broadcast and Image Section, “and are especially proud of the diversity and creativity that these nominated broadcasters demonstrated in fulfilling UNICEF’s mission to involve young people in the media-making process.”

Regional judging took place between June and August and entries were evaluated by teams of broadcasters, radio and television experts and communications specialists. The judges looked at content, execution and year-round youth participation.

The ICDB was launched in 1991 to encourage broadcasters worldwide to create awareness for children’s issues and takes place the first Sunday in March.  On that day, youth write, report, produce and present programmes that allow them to reach a wide audience with their thoughts on the issues that affect them.

The ICDB Regional Prizes for television went to ATN Bangla (Bangladesh, “Dismantling Discrimination”), C7 Sistema Jalisciense de Radio y TV (Mexico, “Rosa o Azul”), Télévision Togolaise (TVT) (Togo, “A Nous la Planete”) and Step Television (Uganda, “Cool Kids (Boys Are Girls Are).  The ICDB Regional Prizes for radio went to Unió Ràdio del Pirineu, S.A. (Andorra, “Hora L / IK+”), Radio Beijing Corporation (China, “We are Different, We are the Best”), All India Radio  (“AIR”), Tejarat Radio (Iran, “ICDB”), C7 Sistema Jalisciense de Radio y TV (Mexico, “La Barra Infantil”)“, National Radio (Nepal, “Saathi Sang Manka Kura”) (Nepal, “Saathi Sang Manka Kura,” produced by Equal Access Nepal)  and Maputaland Community Radio Station (South Africa, “Boys Are Girls Are”).

The 2010 ICDB Award for Television went Télévision Togolaise (TVT)  for their program “A Nous la Planete.”  The 2010 ICDB Award for Radio went to Maputaland Community Radio Station (South Africa) for their program “All Rights All Children.”

For further information, please contact:
Karen Cirillo, kcirillo@unicef.org, UNICEF New York, Tel + 212 326 7506
Tamar Hahn, thahn@unicef.org, UNICEF Latin America and the Caribbean, Tel + 507 301 7485
www.unicef.org/lac

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About UNICEF
UNICEF is on the ground in over 155 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

 

 
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