Inspiring communities and individuals to honour children’s right to be heard
International Children's Day of Broadcasting
In honour of the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), radio and television broadcasters around the world are inviting children on air to share their opinions and access their rights to media and expression.
The initiative, organised under International Children's Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) and themed "All Rights, All Children", highlights the rights that all children deserve.
ICDB was created in 1991 to encourage broadcasters to allow children to be part of the programming process, to talk about their hopes and dreams and share information with their peers.
The rights to participation and expression are an integral part of growing up. Broadcasters have the chance to empower children by giving them media skills and putting their voices on the air. This shows other children that they, too, can have a voice. It also shows the world what young people’s thoughts are about their lives and communities.
Since it began almost 20 years ago, ICDB has been growing from strength to strength. Today, thousands of broadcasters in more than a hundred countries take part in the day, celebrating it in ways that are as unique and special as children themselves.
Join us on Sunday, 7 March 2010 to celebrate children and their right to be heard. Tune in to Kids!