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|Young woman in Ghana participates in ICDB 2006.|
The 2006 International Children's Day of Broadcasting took place on 10 December 2006.
The theme will be "UNITE FOR CHILDREN. UNITE AGAINST AIDS."
Imagine children laughing and enjoying a travelling show, discovering the thrill of competition in a local football league, or learning to express themselves through dance. These scenes are not usually associated with stories about children and HIV/AIDS, but they are real-life examples of ways to educate young people about the disease.
In the effort to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and encourage prevention, it is vital to engage the voices of youth and give them a platform. In 2006, the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting focused attention on these efforts with the theme UNITE FOR CHILDREN. UNITE AGAINST AIDS.
The International Children’s Day of Broadcasting – a joint initiative between UNICEF and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – aims to make children part of the programming process. Every December, broadcasters in more than 100 countries celebrate the day in unique ways, as children go on the air as reporters, presenters and producers. Tapes of UNICEF’s public service announcements and programming examples will be available to broadcasters.
Each year, UNICEF rewards broadcasters that cover children’s issues with creativity and promote youth participation. Prizes are awarded regionally, and the winners go on to compete for the ICDB award.
Radio broadcasters had a chance to win the UNICEF/OneWorld Radio Award, which recognizes radio programmes that give children a central role and allow them to share their perspectives with the world.
This year, UNICEF is calling on broadcasters worldwide to offer children a voice in their programmes and to highlight what people – young and old – are doing to change the course of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
On 10 December 2006, celebrate the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting.
Watch clips from the 2006 ICDB