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TELEVISION / AWARDS
Teleradio Moldova wins 2006 ICDB Award
November 21, 2006 - NY, USA - Teleradio Moldova has won the
2006 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Award, presented
by UNICEF and the International Academy of Television Arts &
Sciences. The award was given to the broadcaster for programming
that reflected the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting
theme in 2005: Sports for Development and Peace.
The award was presented to Teleradio Moldova Producer Ecaterina
Telescu at the Academy’s 34th International Emmy® Awards
Gala on November 20 at the Hilton Hotel in New York.
“Teleradio Moldova best embodied the spirit of the ICDB by
incorporating youth voices in the programming and production process,”
said Stephen Cassidy, Chief of UNICEF’s Internet, Broadcast
and Image Section. “We were impressed by the high calibre
of all the nominees’ programmes and proud to have such great
work as part of our ICDB initiative.”
Teleradio Moldova’s entry, “Let’s Play,”
featured two hours of programming that included a live talk show,
video reports and in-studio games. The live talk show was moderated
by young journalists Daniela Babici (15) and Dumitru Antoceanu (23).
Teams of young journalists pitted their wits and strength against
adult journalists in quizzes and sports.
more about ICDB
"Chechnya through the Eyes of Children":
Photography exhibition opens in Chechnya
The ten young photographers whose work is on
exhibition in Grozny. © UNICEF Russia/2006
November 17, 2006 - More than a hundred people, including senior
officials from the Government of Chechnya, representatives from
international agencies, local media and the local community today
attended the opening of a photography exhibition called "Chechnya
through the Eyes of Children". This exhibition, which will
run for a fortnight, is presented by UNICEF with financial assistance
from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO)
and is on display in the premises of the Youth Affairs Committee
of the Government of Chechnya.
"In my photos I tried to tell the adults that we, the children
of Chechnya, need protection and care," - Yaser Osterkhanov,
Botswana radio training helps young people speak their minds
for all to hear
Thirteen children aged 10 to 16 and their adult facilitators gather
after participating in the three-day radio training workshop in
Gabarone © UNICEF Botswana/2006/Leshomo
Thirteen children between the ages of 10 and 16 recently completed
a radio production training workshop in Gabarone, Botswana. The
workshop culminated in the making of a 12-minute programme covering
such topics as sports, music and violence against children, and
highlighting the voices and new skills of all the participants.
Radio Botswana, which airs several children's programmes, has decided
to convert those shows to child-to-child broadcasts using youth
production as much as possible. The radio training workshop - held
in September, sponsored by Radio Botswana and supported by UNICEF
- was a step in that direction.
Youth media production initiatives like the Botswana project reinforce
the right of children to express their opinions and make decisions
about the issues that directly affect them.
article and audio
Japanese broadcaster wins 2006 Child Rights Award
Kansai Telecasting Corporation of Japan was declared the winner
of the ABU-CASBAA-UNICEF Children's Rights Award 2006 tonight for
its year-long reportage on child abuse in the country.
The winning documentary, entitled "Conquering the Darkness
- The Fight Against Memories of Abuse", features a 33-year-old
mother who was abused as a child and who subsequently abused her
own children. Its producer, Shinichi Sugimoto, received the award
during the ABU Prizes 2006 presentation ceremony which was held
on the first day of the 43rd ABU General Assembly in Beijing. On
his win, he said: "We are often quick to point the finger at
parents who abuse their children, but patterns of abuse so often
begin in childhood, creating a chain that can continue over generations.
"I am greatly honoured that our documentary has been selected
for the Child Right's Award. I also would like to urge the media
to help us realise our quest for a society free of abuse, prejudice
Established in 2001, the Child Rights Award is given to the best
television programming on a child rights issues produced in the
Asia-Pacific region. It recognises the efforts of broadcasters in
pursuing the production of top-quality children's programmes and
better news coverage of children's issues. This year, the Child
Rights Award received a total of 40 entries from countries such
as Bangladesh, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Japan,
Mongolia, the Philippines, South Korea and Singapore.
ABU Secretary-General, David Astley, said: "The Child Rights
Award is a significant platform that allows broadcasters in the
Asia- Pacific to demonstrate their ability to produce quality programming
on children's issues. The ABU wants to encourage broadcasters to
continue to invest in such programmes in the future." Simon
Twiston Davies, CEO of the Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association
of Asia (CASBAA), said that the continued participation of regional
broadcasters in the award underlined their resolve towards producing
educational and entertaining programmes for and about children.
Madeline Eisner, UNICEF Regional Communication Advisor for East
Asia and the Pacific Office, said: "This year's entries continue
to illustrate the great influence television wields to command the
attention of viewers regarding issues affecting children and comes
at a timely moment with the just released UN Secretary-General's
study on violence against children."
Philippines youth journalists share their views through children’s
A crew member from the Kabataan News Network, a youth-oriented project
supported by UNICEF, tapes a segment for a feature story in a junkyard
outside Manila - ©
Each December, UNICEF's International
Children’s Day of Broadcasting involves young people worldwide
in media programming and production, giving them a chance to express
their opinions on major issues and develop new skills. Here is one
in a series of stories about youth media.
MANILA, 6 November 2006 – The Kabataan News Network (KNN)
is the centerpiece of UNICEF’s communications work for and
with adolescents in the Philippines. The network’s production
crew consists of camera people, reporters and production assistants,
all of whom are in their teens.
article and video
"We Want A Media On the Child's Side"
Children's Rights group says "Respecting children rights but
violating human rights is unthinkable. Media organizations should
first declare principles to their readership and opportunities should
be provided for children to participate in the media"
BIA (Istanbul) - Turkey's leading children's rights group Gundem
Cocuk (Association to Promote, Expand, Enforce and Monitor Enforcement
of Children Rights) believes the way forward for another media is
to have a media that is on the side of the child which effectively
creates opportunities for children to participate in that media.
Vlogit! - MTV and StayingAlive want you to be part of a global video
project - Help make change happen.
PHOTO ESSAY / VIDEO
Uzbek teenagers produce OneMinuteJr videos
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 1 November 2006 – What are my rights
and why should I care about them? These and many other difficult
questions were put up front of 20 young people aged 12-18 including
some from orphanages and vulnerable families who met in Tashkent.
They came from different regions of Uzbekistan for the first OneMinutesJr
workshop in Uzbekistan, which was organized by UNICEF Uzbekistan,
the Young People's Media Network (YPMN), the Yangi Avlod Media Club
and the Sandberg Institute.
During the 5-day workshop, young people have been learning how to
tell a story in a one minute video. The topics were chosen by the
young filmmakers who were also the actors, directors and cameramen
of the films.
“The workshop taught me about my rights and how I can tell
about them in one minute”, said Kamila Salahuddinova from
Ferghana City. She and her mother have been denied Uzbek citizenship
for about 10 years and as the results some of her universal rights
The young people were trained by Aimilia Mouzaki and David Djindjinkhashvili
from the Netherlands and from Georgia, both graduates of the Sandberg
Institute in Amsterdam and Chris Schuepp, regional UNICEF consultant.
"I see the real emotions and serious concern about their rights
expressed by children themselves”, said UNICEF Representative
Reza Hossaini at the closing ceremony, where children enjoyed watching
their videos made during the workshop. “And it is an excellent
opportunity to raise children voices in promotion of their rights.”
here to watch some of the films
the photo essay
Check out the CRC in Uzbek and 56 other languages!!!
on the Rights of the Child
Newspaper project for young people gets top honors
A major Indian newspaper has received international honors
for a project that promotes news readership among young people and
encourages them to try out journalism.
The World Association of Newspapers (WAN) has named the Times of
India the 2006 World Young Reader Newspaper of the Year.
Youth Radio offers more than just broadcast experience
D'Mariey Johnson, 15, always knew he had a knack for writing. He
also knew he wanted to be a broadcaster. But the Richmond teen didn't
know where to go to get the skills until about a year ago, when
an organization called Youth Radio set up shop and held lessons
at his apartment complex, the Barrett's Housing Project.
Today, Johnson teaches students how to write and webcast radio commentary
at Youth Radio in Berkeley.
"The area I live in is straight up violence, [Youth Radio]
is something to get out of the way. You can go forward in life,"
said Johnson, who recently received a peer leadership award for
his community service from Northern California Grantmakers' Association,
a philanthropic association of foundations and corporate sponsors.
Youth journalists interview Burundi?s President Pierre
Nkurunziza on key issues
BUJUMBURA, Burundi, 17 October 2006 - Despite his government#s
cautious relations with private radio stations and journalists,
President Pierre Nkurunziza last week granted a one-hour candid
interview to 14 child journalists and warmly praised UNICEF for
training the youths.
UNICEF Burundi initiated the training of child journalists in December
2005 for the International Children?s Day of Broadcasting, a joint
project of UNICEF and the International Academy of Television Arts
OPPORTUNITIES / CONTESTS / PHOTO
Tracing Europe - photo contest
Whether you read your daily newspaper, listen to the radio, watch
TV or surf the internet ? Europe is omnipresent, but still far away.
At first sight Europe may not seem to affect you, not part of your
everyday life or touch you personally.
However Europe is not just politics, but more importantly about
people, culture, monuments, clothing etc...
What is Europe in your eyes? What is your conception of Europe?
Where can you trace Europe in everyday life, in your personal surroundings,
in your city, in your university or family?
You can uncover Europe with a picture!
‘Eye See’ photo project spotlights the
views of young earthquake survivors in Pakistan
To mark the one-year anniversary of northern Pakistan’s
devastating earthquake, UNICEF has launched the ‘Eye See II’
photo project, a special initiative to highlight the unique experiences
and needs of children in the quake’s aftermath.
An exhibition of photos from the project opened today at UNICEF's
New York headquarters and in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad.
Twenty-one children from areas that were hard-hit by the earthquake
attended the Islamabad event. There they met Pakistan’s President,
General Pervez Musharraf, who toured the exhibit as part of the
earthquake anniversary observance.
New Disney Rules Limit Character Use in Kids' Foods
The Walt Disney Co. on Monday unveiled new licensing guidelines
limiting most representation of its characters in children's foods
to healthier offerings.
The move is one of the biggest efforts yet from marketers and media
companies, who have come under increasing attack by lawmakers who
say such marketing is contributing to increased childhood obesity,
charges the companies vociferously deny. Some consumer groups called
for Disney to go further and impose limits on the kinds of kids'
food products that can be advertised on the ABC Network.
Violence through the eyes of teenagers
© UNICEF/Chris Schuepp/2006 -
Filming of a bullying scene for one of OneMinutesJr videos at the
workshop in Tirana.
"What does violence look like, what does violence feel like?
And how do we show it in a minute?"
October 5 2006 - These questions are on the minds of 21 teenagers
from Albania this week. They have met in the Marubi Film School
to produce OneMinuteJr films on different forms of violence against
children. Supported by UNICEF Albania, the teenagers and their trainers
will spend five days writing, filming and editing their stories.
They will be ready in time for the launch of the UN Study on Violence
against Children next week (October 11/12, 2006). The films will
open the national launch event for the global UN study in the capital
THE PHOTO ESSAY
Storytelling takes a new form in North-East Delhi
"I never thought I would be able to make a film" said
16-year-old Farzana Malik. She and other young girls from Seelampur
and Ballimaran ICT Centers, in North-East Delhi recently participated
in a six-day digital storytelling workshop.
The participants of the event that was organized by UNESCO in association
with Datamation Foundation Charitable Trust as part of the Finding
a Voice project, were trained by Sheela Sethuraman, Executive Director
of Eduweave, USA.
The digital storytelling workshop was a unique initiative for spreading
awareness and information through visual media in the community.
The prime aim of this workshop was to use the power of storytelling
in combination with computer technology to help voiceless women
raise issues and share their personal experiences. Another goal
was to identify master trainers among youth who could mentor and
provide training to other interested community members.
Un minuto por mis derechos
After 5 months of friendly meetings, deep reflections and hard collective
work, the 450 young people who are participating in the 2006 edition
of un minuto por mis derechos in Argentina are already
editing more than 70 videos.
With the help of 25 facilitators formed in media production and
human rights, all of them gathered in the 18 workshops developed
in 8 Argentinean provinces from North to South. Although many miles
separate these children from one another, all are joined in one
common aim: Be able to express their thoughts, dreams, rights, realities
and give a clear message in an artistic way. The 2006 productions
will be presented in a big show in the imágenes jóvenes
cinema festival, that will take place on october 10 th in Gaumont
Cinema, one of the most traditional in Buenos Aires City.
UN MINUTO POR MIS DERECHOS es una iniciativa impulsada por UNICEF
que, en Argentina, es promovida por la oficina local y llevada adelante
por la Fundación Kine, Cultural y Educativa.
El proyecto convoca a adolescentes entre 14 y 21 años a expresarse
de forma creativa y amplia sobre sus derechos a través del
lenguaje audiovisual y mediante la realización de videos
de 1 minuto de duración.
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for children, unite against AIDS" video
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us YOUR version so we can add it to the video.
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