Special children’s broadcasting award presented at Emmy gala

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Nominees (l to r) Cao Ning of CCTV China; Frode Højer Pedersen and Birgitte Fredsby of Danmarks Radio; Raweya Rashed and Oliver Wilkins of Egyptian TV; Mahfuzur Rahman of ATN Bangla, Bangladesh; Beth Carmona and Rosa Crescente of TVE Brazil, at UNICEF House to receive awards for excellence in programming on the ICDB theme.

By Chris Niles

NEW YORK, USA, 21 November 2005 – A short film that satirizes corporal punishment has won the special International Children’s Day of Broadcasting prize at the 33rd International Emmy Awards Gala in New York City.

‘The Rebellion of the Canes’, produced by Egyptian TV, looks at a group of children who make a cartoon in which their teachers’ canes come to life and decide not to beat children.

The award was conferred jointly by UNICEF and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the New York Hilton and was presented by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Danny Glover and UNICEF Morocco Goodwill Ambassador Nawal El Moutawakel.

“This is for the Egyptian children,” said Raweya Rashed, Head of the Family and Children Channel as she accepted the award.

Raweya Rashed and Oliver Wilkins from Egyptian TV receive the ICDB award.

“Hopefully in the future we can create a space for kids within the Egyptian media that they can contribute, where they can get their ideas across,” said director Oliver Wilkins.

This year – for the first time – the finalists were selected by regional judges. Earlier in the day the eight who made the grade were honoured at a ceremony at UNICEF House.

The finalists were: TVE Brazil, ATN Bangla, CCTV China, Danmarks Radio Denmark, ETV Ethiopia, NTA Nigeria, Uzbekistan Yangi Avlod, Uzbekistan. The theme of their work was ‘Help Build a Safer World for Children’.

The award goes to the broadcaster voted as having the best programming on the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting in December of the previous year.

ICBD gives children and young people the chance to make television and radio programmes about issues that directly concern them.

International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences created the International Children's Day of Broadcasting Award in 1994 to recognize the unique programming produced by broadcasters for the International Children's Day of Broadcasting.

This year’s Day of Broadcasting takes place on 11 December around the world, with the theme ‘Sport for Development and Peace’.





21 November 2005:
UNICEF Correspondent Chris Niles reports on the winners in children’s broadcasting at the International Emmy Awards Gala.

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