City, 16 August 2005 --- Kabataan News Network (KNN),
the Philippine’s only national TV show produced by children,
moves to a 4 pm timeslot at ABC Channel 5, a mainstream station.
KNN features stories
written and shot by a team of young reporters from 11 cities
and provinces in the Philippines namely, Manila, Cebu, Davao,
Baguio, Dumaguete, Mt. Province, Camarines Norte, North Cotabato,
Sarangani, and Zamboanga del Sur. Each team is called a Youth
Bureau and composed of young people aged 13 to 18.
Trained by the
Probe Media Foundation, the reporters present a weekly staple
of segments about Filipino children and their communities.
Recent stories include indigenous children in a Sarangani
village who do not go to school, Manila street kids who ply
public utility vehicles shining passengers’ shoes, and
a trip to a children’s conference in Cambodia.
KNN promotes the
Filipino youth’s right to participate by staunchly advocating
their freedom to express their views and sentiments on issues
affecting them. KNN is a project of the Probe Media Foundation
and UNICEF Philippines. It is also aired on NBN Channel 4
at 11 a.m. on Sundays and daily on Nickelodeon as short segments.
KNN is also supported
by the Canadian International Agency for Development (CIDA)
and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).
# # #
For further information or to arrange interviews, please contact:
UNICEF Manila, 901 0177 or 0917 866 4969, firstname.lastname@example.org
UNICEF Manila, 901 0173 or 0917 858 9447, email@example.com
For your story ideas, email firstname.lastname@example.org.