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Child Rights Award 2010: A call to broadcasters

The ABU, CASBAA and UNICEF are now inviting Asia-Pacific broadcasters and producers to submit entries for the Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award 2010.

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.

Entries must have been broadcast between June 2009 and May 2010 and must be received by 25 June 2010. The Award will be presented during the ABU General Assembly on 19 October 2010 in Tokyo, Japan. The winner will be flown to Tokyo for the ceremony.

Past winners include:
• 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 include:
Afghanistan, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, DPR Korea, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Thailand, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Viet Nam

Remarks: This competition is open to all ABU and CASBAA members.
For more information, please visit or contact Details on the Convention on the Rights of the Child can be found at

Marge Francia, Communication Specialist
UNICEF Philippines, +632 9010173,

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 180 members in 56 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.

Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA)
CASBAA is an association dedicated to promoting multi-channel television via cable, satellite, broadband and wireless video networks across the Asia Pacific. CASBAA represents some 130 member
organisations in the subscription TV business, which in turn serve more than three billion people in 14 markets across Asia. Among its priorities are the promotion of free and fair markets, the protection of intellectual property rights and the development of thriving and competitive domestic communications industries.

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
UNICEF is on the ground in over 150 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.
UNICEF East Asia and Pacific:
UNICEF South Asia:

For further information, please contact:
Marge Francia, Communication Specialist
UNICEF Philippines, +632 9010173,



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