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UNICEF: Radio is vital for communicating during emergencies
NEW YORK, 12 February 2016 – “There is no question of the value of radio when disasters occur.

UNICEF calls for entries for one-minute video contest
NEW YORK, 23 January 2007 – UNICEF is calling for submissions to its Media Magic Make a Difference! one-minute video contest.  Youth under age 25 are invited...

UNICEF launches global web site in Chinese
NEW YORK/BEIJING, 15 January 2007 – UNICEF launched its Chinese-language web site today bringing information about HIV/AIDS prevention, girls’ education...

Voices of Youth and the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting launches Media Magic Digest
NEW YORK, 27 December 2006 – UNICEF’s Voices of Youth (https://www.unicef.org/voy/) and the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting launched today a new online...

Teleradio Moldova wins 2006 ICDB Award
NEW YORK, 21 November 2006 - Teleradio Moldova has won the 2006 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Award, presented by UNICEF and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

UNICEF calls for entries for Children’s Broadcasting Award
NEW YORK, 18 April 2006 -  UNICEF and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today called for entries from broadcasters for the 2006 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Award.  The ICDB Award will go to the broadcaster with the best programming that reflects the 2005 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting theme: Sport for Development and Peace.

Children: the new media consumer in Madagascar
ANTANARIVO, 15 November 2004 - A study, launched today, by the Minister of Communication and the National Statistics Institute, in the presence of government officials, UN agencies and the nation’s media, revealed that 76% of all households in the country listen to the radio; 32 percent watch TV and 27 percent read newspapers.

UNICEF challenges global media: 'Harness your power for the world's children'
NEW YORK, 16 April 2004 – UNICEF will issue a strong challenge next week to the world’s mass media to harness their power for the good of all children, millions of whom are currently excluded from the potential benefits of globalization and the Information/Communication Revolution.

Children’s Voice from Ukraine wins 2002 OneWorld/UNICEF Award
Friday, 23 May 2003 - Children’s Voice from Ukraine has been named the winner of the 2002 OneWorld/UNICEF award for outstanding radio produced by and for children. The award recognizes radio programming that gives a central role to children – as producers, editors, reporters and presenters – and allows them to give their own perspective on the world around them. It also recognises the great reach of radio into communities often unreachable by other media. The prize was launched for the first time last year by UNICEF and OneWorld Radio. Entries were received from all over the globe. (Press release)

UNICEF hails 10th anniversary of largest broadcasting campaign for children in the world
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 6 December 2002 - Voices and views of children will dominate the airwaves as young people commandeer TV and radio stations to produce programming that reflect their views and dreams. The occasion is the International Children's Day of Broadcasting (ICDB), sponsored by UNICEF, which began 10 years ago with the participation of some 200 television stations around the world -- and now boasts over 3,000 broadcast outlets as partners, including hundreds of radio stations.

Radio Television Hong Kong wins UNICEF Child Rights Award
Tokyo/Hong Kong/Kuala Lumpur/Bangkok. 7 November 2002 - Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) has been named the winner of the 2002 ABU/CASBAA UNICEF Child Rights Award, which will be presented 7 November at the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union's annual meeting in Tokyo.

UNICEF brings "magic" to the international Emmys Festival
NEW YORK, 24 November 2002 -- UNICEF launched a new website which showcases media projects by, with and for children called MAGIC at the International Emmys Festival in New York today.

Iberoamerican writers,celebrities call for steps forward for children
New York, 26 November 2002 - A distinguished group of imminent Iberoamerican writers and celebrities led by Nobel prizewinner José Saramago and former President of the Republic of Colombia, Mr. Belisario Betancur issued an urgent call on behalf of chidren Wednesday.

Star News India wins broadcasting award from UNICEF, IATAS
NEW YORK, November 25, 2002 - Star News has been named as the winner of the special International Children's Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Award, conferred jointly by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (IATAS) and UNICEF. UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Mia Farrow, presented the award on Monday, 25 November at the 30th International Emmy Awards Gala at the Sheraton New York. The award highlights the efforts of broadcasters worldwide to promote children's rights and children's participation in broadcasting.




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