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Tehran Radio wins 2008 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Regional Prize, nominated for global Awards


Tehran, 17 September 2008 – Tehran Radio has won the 2008 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Regional Prize for 2008 with its programme “Hi Children. Hi Tiny.”, and has been nominated for the 2008 ICDB Awards, which will be announced in a ceremony dinner on 18 November 2008 in New York.


Congratulating Iran’s public broadcaster, IRIB, to this success, UNICEF’s Representative in Iran, Christian Salazar, said:


We have encouraged IRIB since last year to participate in the ICDB competition, and I am very happy to see that already their first attempt was crowned with success. This is testimony to the quality of Tehran Radio’s programmes. I wish Tehran Radio’s team luck for the global Awards and hope to see more quality programming in future that involves children and youth in the broadcast media!


Tehran Radio’s contribution, “Hi Children. Hi Tiny.”, is a programme made by children for children, in which they express in their own words their concerns and wishes. Children were the producers of the programme, performed in different plays that form part of it, acted as reporters, answered phone queries and enthusiastically conveyed the atmosphere of a real radio programme.


The judging for the awards took place between June and August. In total, five regional award winners for radio were chosen. Apart from Iran, these include Angola National Radio, Radio MEC AM, Radio Beijing Corp., Ghana Broadcasting Corporation and Equal Access Nepal. The winners are invited to travel to New York for the Awards Ceremony in mid-November. The Awards dinner will be hosted by UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador Marcus Samuelsson.


The International Children’s Day of Broadcasting is a day set aside each year to celebrate children’s broadcasting and encourages young people to get involved in television and radio broadcasting.  The 2007 ICDB theme, “The World We Want,” asked young people to explore the world around them - its joys, its problems and possible solutions. The awards are given by UNICEF for outstanding commitment to the ICDB by television and radio broadcasters. 




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