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Child Rights Award 2013: A call to broadcasters


2 April 2013, Hong Kong/Bangkok/Kuala Lumpur - CASBAA, ABU and UNICEF are calling for entries for the 13th 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 2012 and May 2013 and must be received by 5 June 2013. The Award will be presented during the CASBAA Convention in Hong Kong in between 22-24 October 2013.

Past winners include:

§ 2012: "I-Witness: Piggy Bank, by Philippine's GMA Network Inc.

§ 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

§ 2007: Children Left Behind, by Hong Kong's Jade TVB

§ 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.

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For further information, please contact:

Indra Kumari Nadchatram,
UNICEF Media, Malaysia
(+6.03) 2095 9157
+6012 292 6872

Sasha Surandran,
UNICEF Media, Malaysia
(+6.03) 2095 9154 ext. 2236
+6012 658 5160





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