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ICDB Award

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The ICDB Award for Radio went to All India Radio, who received this trophy.

UNICEF is proud to announce the winners of the 2011 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Awards.  The awards are given by UNICEF for outstanding commitment to the ICDB by television and radio broadcasters.  The ICDB Award for Television went to Télévision Togolaise (TVT), who also took home the prize in 2010, for its programme "A Nouse la Planete."  The ICDB Award for Radio went to All India Radio, for its programme "Joy-Live."  ATN Bangla received a Special Mention Award for its long-standing commitment to youth and media.  Click here to visit the new ICDB Awards site and read abou the winners and nominees.

This year’s nominees come from Andorra, Bangladesh, Benin, China, India, Iran, Mexico, Nepal, South Africa, Togo and Uganda and represent the best work produced in 2011 for the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting.  The nominees each won a regional competition and now go on to compete for global honours.

The ICDB Regional Prizes for television went to ATN Bangla (Bangladesh, “Dismantling Discrimination”), C7 Sistema Jalisciense de Radio y TV (Mexico, “Rosa o Azul”), Télévision Togolaise (TVT) (Togo, “A Nous la Planete”) and Step Television (Uganda, “Cool Kids (Boys Are Girls Are). 

The ICDB Regional Prizes for radio went to Ràdio SER Principat D'Andorra (“Hora L / IK+”), Office de Radiodiffusion et television du Bénin (ORTB) (“Quand les enfants prennent la parole…”), Radio Beijing Corporation (China, “We are Different, We are the Best”), All India Radio  (“Joy-Live”), Salamat Radio (Iran, “My Child”), C7 Sistema Jalisciense de Radio y TV (Mexico, “La Barra Infantil”)“, National Radio (Nepal, “Saathi Sang Manka Kura,” produced by Equal Access Nepal)  and Maputaland Community Radio Station (South Africa, “Boys Are Girls Are”).

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 2011 ICDB theme, “Girls Are… Boys Are…,” and asked children to talk about children’s rights and their importance.

Regional judging took place between June and August and entries were evaluated by teams of broadcasters, radio and television experts and communications specialists. The judges looked at content, execution and year-round youth participation.

The ICDB was launched in 1991 to encourage broadcasters worldwide to create awareness for children’s issues and takes place the first Sunday in March.  On that day, youth write, report, produce and present programmes that allow them to reach a wide audience with their thoughts on the issues that affect them.

The 2010 ICDB Award for Television went Télévision Togolaise (TVT) for its program “A Nous la Planete.”  The 2010 ICDB Award for Radio went to Maputaland Community Radio Station (South Africa) for its program “All Rights All Children.”

To read coverage of the 2010 ICDB Awards ceremony, click here



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