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Channel I Wins International Children’s Broadcating Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Regional Award

Dhaka, 21 September 2008:  UNICEF and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences have jointly announced the winners of the 2008 International Children's Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Regional Awards.

Channel I from Bangladesh won the prestigious award for Asia Pacific Region for a programme produced on children and autism. The 13-minute programme sends a powerful message on the importance of nurturing disabled children and giving them the special care they need to help them enjoy a full and decent life. The film also advocates for their inclusion in communities and society at large. 

UNICEF congratulates Channel I on winning the Regional Prize for International Children’s Day of Broadcating Award.  ‘We are very proud that Channel I brought the Award for Bangladesh’, said Christine Jaulmes, Chief Communication and Information. ‘This is the second time Bangladesh has won the Award, the first time was in 2004 and won by ATN Bangla. This shows that media can advance the cause of children by producing qualitative documentaries that can change the perception of the public and reduce discrimination. We hope that this Award will encourage more broadcast media to produce quality programmes on children in the country. There is also huge opportunity for children’s participation in the media.”

The International Children’s Day of Broadcating Awards Ceremony will take place mid-November 2008 in New York.

The International Children’s Day of Broadcasting is s special day when TV and radio stations devote their airtime to programmes for and about children. Broadcasters in more than 100 countries celebrate ICDB every year in unique ways, with children going on the air as reporters, presenters and producers. The ICDB Awards recognize broadcasters who cover children’s issues creatively and encourage youth participation.

For more information:
• Christine Jaulmes, UNICEF Chief Communication and Information; Tel: 9336701-10/Ext 209
• Zafrin Chowdhury, UNICEF Sr. Communication Officer; Tel: 9336701-10/Ext. 397. E-mail:



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