Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award 2007: A call to broadcasters
The ABU, CASBAA and UNICEF are now inviting Asia-Pacific broadcasters and producers to submit entries for the Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award 2007.
Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)
ABU is a non-profit, non-government, professional association of broadcasting organizations, formed in 1964 to facilitate the development of broadcasting in the region. It is a forum for promoting the collective interests of television and radio broadcasters and activities to encourage regional and international cooperation among them. It currently has more than 170 members in 56 countries, representing a potential audience of about 3 billion people. It organizes many projects to promote excellence in broadcasting and to improve the programmes, skills and technologies of its members, including the ABU Children's TV Programme Item Exchange.
CASBAA is an industry-based advocacy group dedicated to the promotion of multi-channel television via cable, satellite, broadband and wireless video networks across the Asia Pacific region. CASBAA represents some 120 Asia-based corporations, which in turn serve more than 3 billion people. Among the highest priorities for CASBAA is the promotion of free and fair markets, the protection of intellectual property rights and the development of thriving and competitive domestic communications industries. CASBAA 's focus in 2007 will be the impact of Mobile technologies; stepping up initiatives in India and China; continuing to engage the regulatory authorities in multiple markets; promoting industry development in Indonesia, Vietnam and Pakistan among others; and promoting the effectiveness of pay-TV as an advertising medium.
UNICEF works in 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 HIV infection. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
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