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The Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award 2010: A call to broadcasters

Bangkok, 7 April 2010 - The ABU, CASBAA and UNICEF are now inviting Asia-Pacific broadcasters and producers to submit entries for the Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award 2010.

Programmes both for children 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 2009 and May 2010 and must be received by 25 June 2010.   The Award will be presented during the ABU General Assembly on 19 October 2010 in Tokyo, Japan.  The winner will be flown to Tokyo for the ceremony.

Past winners include:
• 2009: All I Need, by MTV EXIT
• 2008: I-Witness: Child Beasts of Burden, by Philippine’s GMA Network Inc.
• 2007: Children Left Behind, by Hong Kong’s Jade TVB
• 2006: Conquering the Darkness – The Fight Against Memories of Abuse, by Japan’s Kansai Telecasting Corporation
• 2005: Juvenile Injustice, by Philippine’s ABS-CBN Channel 2
• 2004: Hong Kong Connection: Children In Need, by Radio Television Hong Kong
• 2003: Angels in Prison, by Philippines’ GMA-7 Channel
• 2002: Child Soldiers, by Radio Television Hong Kong
• 2001: Children Will Grow, by Japan’s Mainichi Institute

Eligible Countries include:
Afghanistan, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, DPR Korea, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Thailand, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Viet Nam

Remarks: This competition is open to all ABU and CASBAA members.
For more information, please visit or contact  Details on the Convention on the Rights of the Child can be found at
For further information, please contact: 
Anom Sani: ABU (Kuala Lumpur), + 603 2282-3592,
Helen Shek:    CASBAA (Hong Kong), +852 3929 1712,
Madeline Eisner:    UNICEF Bangkok, +66 2 356 9406  or +66 8 1 701 4626
Kritsada Jirathun:   UNICEF Bangkok, +66 2 356 92 49 or +66 8 9 6993240 ,



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