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TeleRadio Moldova nominated for ICDB Award 2005

TeleRadio Moldova/UNICEF/2005
© TeleRadio Moldova/UNICEF/2005
Screenshot from "Let's Play!", the regional winner of the International Children's Day of Broadcasting Award 2005

TeleRadio Moldova was nominated for this year's ICDB Award with its production "Hai sa jucam!" ("Let's play!"). Other nominees come from Syria, Spain, The Gambia, Colombia and Bangladesh for the award which is co-presented annually by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and UNICEF to help broadcasters worldwide promote awareness of children's issues.

The Programme “Let’s Play” was produced and broadcast on ICDB 2005 by TeleRadio Moldova with support from UNICEF Moldova. It included a live talk show and video reports from different activities highlighting the role of sports in children’s development, in improving their lives, in teaching them important lessons about conflict resolution, respect, leadership, rights and equality.

The talk-show was moderated by young journalists Daniela Babici (15) and Dumitru Antoceanu (23) who hosted two teams in the TV studio: A team of young journalists and a team of adult journalists of Moldova.

The show had inserts - video reports and interviews done by young journalists, presenting different sports and development activities organized between October and December, 2005. It included footage from the sports games “Friendship, Creativity and Sport” held in October, 2006 in a camping area where 10 teams of children from different regions of Moldova competed under the slogan “Sport unites us”, from a sports competition among children’s teams from form residential institutions and from sports training in a community Center for Children with Limited Opportunities.

In the studio, the presenters moderated sport-games between the winning teams from the 16th Edition of the sports games “Friendship, Creativity and Sport”. Teams of young and adult journalists competed with each other in quizzes on sports and different games.

Other entries from the CEECIS region for the 2005 ICDB Awards came from Albania, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Uzbekistan. An international jury with TV professionals from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), TSR (Switzerland) and Webstyle-TV (a.o.) selected "Let's Play!" from Moldova as the regional winner. TeleRadio Moldova will now represent the CEECIS region at this year's ICDB Awards in New York City in November 2006.

For more on "Let's Play", please contact:

Violeta Cojocaru, Assistant Communication Officer
UNICEF Moldova
# 131, "31 August 1989" Str.
Chisinau, Moldova
Telephone: 373 22 220034
Facsimile: 373 22 220244
Mobile:  373 691 23 630

For more on the ICDB Award, please contact:

Karen Cirillo
Executive Producer, Children's Broadcasting Initiatives
Internet, Broadcast and Interactive Section
Division of Communication, UNICEF
Phone: 212.326.7506

TeleRadio Moldova/UNICEF/2005
© TeleRadio Moldova/UNICEF/2005
One of the hosts of "Let's Play!": Daniela Babici (15)

The 2006 International Children's Day of Broadcasting will take place on 10 December 2006 with the theme UNITE FOR CHILDREN. UNITE AGAINST AIDS.

UNICEF and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences invited broadcasters to submit their programs from the 2005 International Children's Day of Broadcasting (Theme: Sports for Development and Peace). 

For the second year, the International Academy and UNICEF offer eight regional awards to the broadcasters which best promote the principles, purpose and main themes of ICDB.  Some regions may still be accepting entries, so please check with your regional office to see if you can still submit.

Each regional winner (see nominees above) will be invited to the International Emmy Awards Gala in New York on 20 November 2006 and one will receive the prestigious International Children's Day of Broadcasting Award.

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