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Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award 2012: A call to broadcasters

9 April 2012, Hong Kong/Bangkok/Kuala Lumpur - CASBAA, ABU and UNICEF are calling for entries for the 12th Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award from broadcasters and producers in the region.

Programmes both for children and about children are eligible and can cover any children’s 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 2011 and May 2012 and must be received by 8 June 2012.  The Award will be presented during the ABU General Assembly in mid-October 2012.

Past winners include:
• 2011: Iori and Ibuki – Why We Were Born, by Japan’s Shizuoka Telecasting
• 2010: Let Them Touch the Sky, by India’s the Smile Foundation
• 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/territories: Afghanistan, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, DPR Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand , Timor-Leste,  Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Viet Nam.

Remarks: This competition is open to all ABU and CASBAA members.

The official website of the Award: 

For further information, please contact:

Hanizah Hamzah, ABU (Kuala Lumpur), + 603 22822480,

Adela Chen: CASBAA (Hong Kong), +852 3929 1711, 

Kritsada Jirathun: UNICEF (Bangkok), +66 2 356 92 49,

Note to editors:

Asia–Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) 
ABU is a non-profit, non-government, professional association of broadcasting organizations, formed in 1964 to facilitate the development of broadcasting in the Asia–Pacific region. It provides a forum for promoting the collective interests of television and radio broadcasters and engages in activities to encourage regional and international cooperation between broadcasters. It currently has more than 200 members in 58 countries. It organizes many activities and projects to promote excellence in broadcasting and to improve programming, skills and technologies of its members, including the ABU Children's TV Programme Item Exchange.

Established in 1991, CASBAA is the Association for digital pay TV, content, platforms, advertising and video delivery across Asia for the past two decades. Spanning 17 geographic markets, CASBAA and its Members reach over 420 million connections through a footprint ranging from China to Australasia, Japan to Pakistan. The CASBAA mission is to promote the growth of pay TV and video content through industry information, networking exchanges and events while promoting global best practices.

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.  For more information about
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