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Young Indonesian Leaders Award

Young Indonesians aged 12-18 active in promoting children’s rights are honoured every 23 July National Children’s Day, by the President and Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection at the Young Leaders Awards supported by UNICEF. Three young people are recognized of leadership and commitment in the pursuit of equitable child rights in Indonesia. Individuals, non-government groups or the ministry’s district offices can nominate the teenagers who have shown at least two years of dedication, influence and innovation in raising awareness and pushing for social change in their schools and local communities through their participation in children’s forums. CIMB Bank Niaga have supported this award since its inception in 2004. Call for entries start in March.

Young Indonesian Writers Award

Annual awards are bestowed to one junior high school student and one senior high school student for best writing on an aspect of child rights. This popular writing competition draws up to 2,000 entries every year. Started in 2005, it is organized by UNICEF and The Indonesian Child Welfare Foundation (YKAI) in partnership with The Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection, CIMB Niaga Bank, Trans TV and TV Edukasi. Call for entries start in March.

Indonesia Media Awards for Best Reporting on Child Issues

The awards honor the efforts of journalists and media organizations in producing outstanding journalism across a range of media that accurately depicts the challenges faced by children in Indonesia today. Since it was launched in 2006, these awards have become an eagerly anticipated annual event celebrating the best media coverage of issues affecting children in Indonesia. The winning entries from print, radio, TV, photojournalis, categories areselected by a panel of jurors made up of distinguished reporters, child rights experts and industry representatives. Call for entries start soon.

The Asia Pacific Child Rights Award is made each year to the best television programming on children’s rights produced in the Asia-Pacific region.  It recognises the efforts of broadcasters in pursuing both the production of top quality children’s programming and better news coverage of children’s issues.   There is only one category and one winner. 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.

The International Children’s Day of Broadcasting  is a day when broadcasters around the world "Tune in to Kids".  They air quality programming for and about children. But most of all, they allow children to be part of the programming process, to talk about their hopes and dreams and share information with their peers.   Every year, thousands of broadcasters in more than a hundred countries take part in the day, celebrating it in ways that are as unique and special as children themselves.



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