Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television opens for 2014 entries
25 April 2014, Hong Kong/Bangkok/Kuala Lumpur - The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), CASBAA and UNICEF are inviting broadcasters and producers to submit entries to the Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television 2014.
The award is given each year to the best television programming on children’s rights produced in the Asia-Pacific region. It recognizes the efforts of broadcasters and producers in pursuing high quality children’s programming and better coverage of children’s issues.
“This award recognises the fantastic contribution that the TV industry in the Asia-Pacific region makes to raising awareness of children’s rights,” Christopher de Bono, UNICEF Regional Chief of Communication, said. “Previous entries have showcased many important issues from child labour to malnutrition, showing that the best television deals with child rights in a serious and responsible way, and that this results in great television.”
In 2014 the world will mark the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The celebrations of this landmark agreement will focus public and media attention on
Programmes both for and about children are eligible, and can cover any child rights issue. Entries can include documentaries that detail the plight of children, dramas that help break down stereotypes and discrimination, or animation that teaches and entertains.
Entries must have been broadcast between June 2013 and May 2014 and must be received by Wednesday 30 June 2014. The award will be presented during the ABU General Assembly in October 2014, in Macau.
Past winners include:
This competition is open to all ABU and CASBAA members in the Asia-Pacific region. A full list of countries can be found on the CRA website.
To enter, please visit www.childrightsaward.org and download the entry form, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The winning and shortlisted programmes from 2013 can be watched online at: tinyurl.com/CRAfinalists
Notes for editors:
About 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 Asia–Pacific region. It provides a forum for promoting the collective interests of television and radio broadcasters and engages in activities to encourage regional and international cooperation between broadcasters. It currently has more than 260 members from 64 countries. It organizes activities and projects to promote excellence in broadcasting and to improve technical and programming skills of its members, including the ABU Children's TV Programme Item Exchange.
For further information, please contact:
Hanizah Hamzah, ABU (Kuala Lumpur), + 603 22822480, email@example.com
Desmond Chung, CASBAA (Hong Kong), + 852 3929 1712, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kritsada Jirathun, UNICEF (Bangkok), +66 2 356 92 49, email@example.com