Youth filmmakers to present their work at international awards ceremony
NEW YORK, United States of America, 2 October 2013 – Around the world, young people have been making one-minute videos in UNICEF-hosted OneMinutesJr. workshops. Eager to express themselves, youth participants share their viewpoints on subjects such as disabilities, juvenile justice, violence, their future and their lives. Now, 15 of these filmmakers are nominees for the 2013 OneMinutesJr. Awards and have been invited to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to present their videos at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).
Mapping a city's risks, Haiti youth learn about health and technology
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 28 August 2013 – Carl Dorceus knows a good bit about HIV – how the disease is transmitted, how to protect himself and the importance of sharing what he knows with his friends.
Young people express creative views of disabilities for video contest
NEW YORK, United States of America, 6 May 2013 - Ezeria Chazanga was born HIV-positive and deaf 20 years ago. She always had challenges relating to her peers because of her HIV status and her disability. But in spite of these seeming limitations, she recently took the opportunity to share her capabilities through a one-minute film.
Youth filmmakers win 2012 OneMinutesJr. Awards
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, 3 December 2012 - Nine young filmmakers from Armenia, Kiribati, Montenegro, Romania and the United States of America traveled to Amsterdam to participate in the annual OneMinutesJr. Awards and Masterclass. They represented nine of the fifteen one-minute videos nominated for the 2012 awards.
Chinese documentary about youth struggling to help their families wins UNICEF Prize
TOKYO, Japan, 5 November 2012 - Chinese filmmaker Huaqing Jin speaks via video message to the 39th Japan Prize ceremony, on behalf of Chinese television outlet Zhengjiang Satellite TV.
Youth affected by juvenile justice share their voices through videos
GENEVA, Switzerland and BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, 21 September 2012 – Two years ago, Aramais, from Yerevan, Armenia, was accused of rape. He pleaded innocent. But the investigation took more than six months, during which time the pressure on the then-15-year-old boy mounted and became almost unbearable.
Bhutanese children’s TV programme wins UNICEF Prize at Prix Jeunesse International Festival in Germany
NEW YORK, USA, 26 June 2012 – Sonam Phuntsho is a television producer for the Bhutan Broadcasting Service. His program, ‘Tashi and Sakteng’, was selected as one of 68 finalists at the recent Prix Jeunesse International Festival, where it won the UNICEF Prize.
In Viet Nam, a UNICEF-supported youth film project raises awareness about climate change
HA NOI, Viet Nam, 21 June 2012 – This week, as Brazil hosts the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20, UNICEF is working to ensure children are at the centre of the sustainable development agenda.
In Kiribati, youth use video to show climate change is reality
NEW YORK, USA, and TARAWA, Kiribati, 19 June 2012 – Nineteen-year-old Bwenateuea Iona thinks a lot about climate change and the future of her country, the Republic of Kiribati. Kiribati’s total land mass is only about 717 square kilometres, with a population of around 100,000. The island faces further overcrowding because of shrinking coastlines due to climate change. Bwena knows that many people outside the Pacific region are not aware of Kiribati at all, but thanks to a recent OneMinutesJr. workshop held on Tarawa Island, she was able to craft a short film about her country’s beauty and its future.
Podcast #59: Games that improve education and bring social change
NEW YORK, USA, 1 June 2012 – Since their invention in the late 1940s, electronic games have been an integral part of our culture. But recently, games have been doing a lot more than just entertaining: They promote health, education and human rights, and bring about social change, among other things.
In Madagascar, urban children highlight their needs through video
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, 14 May 2012 - Fanomezanjanahary Lantoniaina sits in the training room of the Antananarivo-based French Institute of Madagascar. Born and raised at the outskirts of Madagascar’s capital city, she eagerly awaits the start of UNICEF’s OneMinutesJr. video workshop.
Podcast #58: Mia Farrow on visiting the crisis-afflicted Sahel region
NEW YORK, USA, 3 May 2012 – Poor harvests, drought and high food prices, combined with increasing insecurity, have pushed the Sahel region into a malnutrition crisis. Some 15 million people in the region are directly affected, including over one million children under age 5 who are expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition, a life-threatening condition, this year.
Podcast #57: Pau Gasol on making early childhood a priority
NEW YORK, USA, 27 April 2012 – Sixty-four years ago, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, education was declared a basic human right for everyone, no matter their circumstances, gender, location, religion, language, ethnicity or socio-economic background. Yet, according to UNESCO, 67 million children of primary school age are out of school and being denied the opportunity to fully reach their potential.
Podcast #56: Global Action Week promotes early childhood education
NEW YORK, USA, 23 April 2012 – Every year, more than 200 million children under age 5 are not able to reach their full potential in cognitive development potential due to poverty, conflict, malnutrition, inadequate care and lack of educational opportunities.
Podcast #54: What does it take to educate a girl?
NEW YORK, USA, 5 March 2012 - Significant progress has been made towards providing education for all, yet according to UNESCO an estimated 67 million children still remain out of school – and over half of them are girls.
Podcast #53: Ensuring children’s right to education in rapidly growing urban areas
NEW YORK, USA, 1 March 2012 – More than one billion children live in urban areas according to UNICEF’s flagship report, ‘The State of the World’s Children 2012: Children in an Urban World’.
Podcast #52: Education is key to peace and social development
NEW YORK, USA, 9 February 2012 – Currently, more than 1.5 billion people live in fragile and conflict-affected states. Children living among armed conflict are subject to violence, deprived of basic needs and robbed of developmental opportunities.
Youth Filmmakers win 2011 OneMinutesJr. Awards
NEW YORK, USA, and Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1 February 2012 – UNICEF and the One Minutes Foundation announced today the winners of the 2011 OneMinutesJr. Awards.
Four Haitian filmmakers explore conditions for children two years after the quake
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 12 January 2012 – UNICEF challenged young Haitian filmmakers to reveal how they view their country – and its conditions for children – two years after the January 2010 earthquake.
Young women in India learn to express their views through film
LUCKNOW, India, 14 December 2011 – Nineteen-year-old Laxmi Nishad had wanted for years to talk about the burden of care for her five family members, including her alcoholic father. Her chance finally came at the OneMinutesJr. workshop organized by UNICEF in Lucknow, India.
2011 International Children's Day of Broadcasting examines gender roles
NEW YORK, USA, 4 March 2011 – This Sunday, broadcasters around the world will show special programmes and feature young people’s opinions to mark the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB), an annual UNICEF initiative begun in 1991 to encourage quality children’s programming and the participation of young people in the media.
Young filmmakers honoured at UNICEF-supported 'OneMinutesJr.' Awards
NEW YORK, USA, 10 November 2010 – Carlon Knight, 17, of Antigua didn’t have to think hard to decide on the topic for the film he was making at a ‘OneMinutesJr.’ youth video-production workshop held in Barbados in 2009. He wanted to focus on the problem of absent fathers – an issue that affects many young people in his community.
2010 International Children's Day of Broadcasting Awards celebrate child rights
NEW YORK, USA, 4 November 2010 – UNICEF celebrated the power of television and radio to influence young minds this week with the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Awards in New York.
UNICEF Radio wins New York Festivals Award for series highlighting youth voices
NEW YORK, USA, 27 September 2010 – UNICEF Radio has won a New York Festivals award for an online series that featured the voices of young people struggling to overcome difficult challenges in Southern Sudan, Liberia and the Philippines.
Education key to achieving Millennium Development Goals
NEW YORK, USA, 21 September 2010 – With 69 million children still not enrolled in school, and only five years remaining until the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) deadline, the State of Qatar, Save the Children, UNESCO and UNICEF are co-hosting a high-level round table luncheon on 22 September in New York. The topic is ‘The Central Role of Education in the Millennium Development Goals’ and the importance of placing education, particularly for the most marginalized, higher on the global agenda.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Yuna Kim takes a stand for peace and development
NEW YORK, USA, 17 September 2010 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and international figure skating star Yuna Kim brought a message of hope and commitment to the United Nations in New York today, joining in celebrations of the International Day of Peace and appearing in a new video spot on meeting the needs of the world’s most vulnerable children.
Media initiative brings Zambian youth to the front-line of climate crisis
LUSAKA, Zambia, 27 August 2010 – When Daniel Sichinga, 16, recently gathered a group of young Zambian Climate Ambassadors to record a radio talk show, he asked one guest, 17-year-old Tendai Nyirenda, about a burning issue in her community: climate change.
Youth radio programme teaches technical production and life skills
SARAVANH PROVINCE, Lao People's Democratic Republic, 16 August 2010 – This month, UNICEF’s interactive online community platform, Voices of Youth (VoY), and the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) to explore an empowering youth radio project in Laos.
South African filmmaker wins UNICEF Child Rights Award at Zanzibar festival
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, 5 August 2010 – South African filmmaker Stefanie Sycholt's ‘Themba: A Boy Called Hope’ has won the UNICEF Child Rights Award at the 2010 Zanzibar International Film Festival.
UNICEF Prizes Awarded at Festivals
Television and film are very important to children – both can open the world to young people, help them learn through entertainment and give them a voice. At two European festials this spring, UNICEF gave awards to producers and filmmakers who use the visual medium to celebrate children’s rights and raise awareness about issues facing youth.
Rwandan student films premier during FIFA World Cup 2010
GISENYI, Rwanda, 23 June 2010 – Aspiring filmmakers in a remote village in Rwanda now have an exciting opportunity to share their vision of the world.
Beyond access: Quality education for life
NEW YORK, USA, 6 May 2010 – The Millennium Development Goals call for universal access to primary education by 2015. However, simply getting children into school may not be enough to improve life opportunities for boys and girls and reduce the gender gap.
Multimedia initiative encourages discussion among Nepal's young people
KATHMANDU, Nepal, 6 May 2010 – Around the world, the vast expansion of communication technology – including computers, mobile phones and the Internet – is changing lives. More people than ever before are able to communicate across local and international borders.
Webby Awards honour UNICEF’s online celebration of child rights
NEW YORK, 15 April 2010 – The UNICEF micro site ‘20 Years of Child Rights’ – commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – has been named an Official Honouree of the 14th Annual Webby Awards.
Broadcasters prepare for the International Children's Day of Broadcasting
NEW YORK, USA, 5 March 2010 - Around the world, broadcasters and youth media organizations are preparing to celebrate the 19th annual International Children's Day of Broadcasting, taking place Sunday, 7 March. This year's theme, 'All Rights All Children,' continues UNICEF's celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
‘Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies.
NEW YORK, USA, 2 December 2009 – On his impending departure from UNICEF, Global Chief of Education, Dr. Cream Wright spoke with moderator Amy Costello about the empowering force of education and the importance of a child's right to choose.
Community radio connects, educates and entertains in rural India
SHIVPURI, India, 13 November 2009 – Ramvati Adivasi didn’t let the fact that she can’t read or write stand in the way of her burgeoning radio career. Today she’s conducting interviews, editing programmes on the computer and performing scripts as a member of a newly inaugurated local radio station, Dharkan 107.8 FM.
ICDB Awards 2009 honour excellence in children’s broadcasting
NEW YORK, USA, 11 November 2009 – UNICEF welcomed representatives of all 12 broadcasters nominated for the 2009 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Awards to New York this week to celebrate their work, partake in a seminar on children’s broadcasting and youth media, and attend the 2009 ICDB Awards ceremony.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors featured in video spots for child rights
NEW YORK, USA, 9 November 2009 – UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassadors have joined in commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by appearing in public service announcements meant to draw attention to the groundbreaking international human rights covenant. The CRC turns 20 on 20 November.
Seven youths from Liberia learn how to record, edit, write and produce radio programmes
MONROVIA, Liberia, 30 October 2009 – "The last time I got malaria, I had to leave school because I couldn't walk properly. I couldn't eat," says Veldis Malkor, age 13. "I missed school for about a week."
UNICEF selects 12 young finalists in child rights-themed video contest
NEW YORK, USA, 13 October 2009 – Twelve finalists were announced this week in the UNICEF-sponsored video contest celebrating the 20th anniversary of the the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC), which spells out the basic human rights of children everywhere.
A conversation with Dr. Rajendra Pachauri
NEW YORK, USA, 17 July 2009 – In 2007, Dr. Rajendra Pachauri received the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, along with former US Vice President Al Gore.
UNICEF contest invites youth videos on children’s rights; deadline 1 August
NEW YORK, USA, 30 June 2009 – People all over the world can talk about children’s rights, but it is children themselves who have firsthand experience on the subject. In honour of the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – which will be observed later this year – UNICEF is inviting young people around the world to share their thoughts on the issue in video form.
‘Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies.
NEW YORK, USA, 15 June 2009 – An estimated 100 million girls around the world are involved in child labour, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
Panel explores advances and challenges facing indigenous youth in a digital world
NEW YORK, USA, 22 May 2009 – UNICEF sponsored a panel with representatives of various indigenous youth groups at its headquarters in New York yesterday, as a side event of the Eighth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
'A minute for my rights' youth video project in Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, 1 April 2009 – Young people have discovered an important medium for promoting children's rights in Argentina. Since 2005, 'A minute for my rights' (Un minuto por mis derechos) has brought creative children together to make one-minute films.
Ghanaian youth radio host speaks out on gender equality
NEW YORK, USA, 20 March 2009 – The 53rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women wrapped up at UN headquarters in New York last week. Among its attendees this year was Edith Asamani, 18, a youth radio host from Ghana.
ICDB in Angola: Leaders pledge more support for children in the media
LUANDA, Angola, 11 March 2009 – On the International Children's Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) earlier this month, Angolan Government leaders and media executives alike made a public commitment to invest in programmes by and for children.
‘Curious Minds’ produce lively, award-winning youth radio in Ghana
NEW YORK, USA, 4 March 2009 – A group of 20 youths packed together in a small radio studio, crowded over a few microphones, are speaking with great intensity. They laugh often and sometimes talk over each other.
Radio project gives a voice to indigenous children in Mexico
TENANGO, Mexico, 21 January 2009 – When a 2006 teachers' strike in the State of Oaxaca caused students to miss school for several months, UNICEF and its education partner, Ciesas, saw an opportunity to help children in the poorest and most vulnerable communities. The resulting project gave these children their own radio programme and, more important, a voice.
‘Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies
NEW YORK, USA, 11 December 2008 – Ishamel Beah, Grace Akallo and Kon Kelei know the consequences of war. All three have lived through and participated in conflict in their native countries of Sierra Leone, Uganda and Sudan. They share not only common experiences as former child soldiers, but also agree that it was education that enabled them to become the writers and advocates they are today.
The UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 60
NEW YORK, USA, 10 December 2008 – Six decades ago the United Nations brought the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to life. Today, the rights enshrined in the Declaration are considered, simply, universal values. In 1948, however, the idea of universal rights for all was nothing short of revolutionary.
Children and AIDS podcast focuses on early intervention and diagnosis
NEW YORK, USA, 1 December 2008 – In 2007, around 1.5 million children were born to mothers living with HIV. In many countries, diagnosis and treatment services for these infants are lagging behind adult services, even though children under the age of one are among those most vulnerable to HIV infection.
One Minute Juniors project addresses child sexual exploitation
'Theoneminutesjr.' is a video initiative highlighting and celebrating the diversity of youth around the world. Workshop participants produce videos of 60 seconds that are powerful examples of the way visual arts works as a communication tool across cultural, geographic and national borders.
Desmond Tutu makes PSA for 60th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 20 November 2008 – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu – one of the world's foremost and best known defenders of human rights – has spoken out about the importance of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of its adoption.
Supporting and protecting mothers living with HIV
NEW YORK, USA, 18 November 2008 – Roughly half the infants who contract HIV from their mothers die before their second birthday. These deaths can be prevented: Antiretroviral prophylaxis given to a woman during pregnancy and delivery, and to her infant shortly following birth, have been shown to sharply reduce the likelihood of the mother passing HIV infection to her baby.
ICDB annual award goes to Ghanaian and Chinese broadcasters
NEW YORK, USA, 11 November 2008 – Broadcasters from Ghana and the People’s Republic of China were named the winners of the 2008 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Award in a ceremony held last night and attended by the regional finalists in the annual contest.
Radio show produced by young people wins international award
KATHMANDU, Nepal, 23 September 2008 – ‘Saathi Sanga Manka Koora’ (Chatting with My Best Friend), a radio programme produced by a team of young professionals from the non-governmental organization Equal Access Nepal, has won the 2008 International Children's Day for Broadcasting (ICDB) regional award for South Asia.
UNICEF’s new interactive tools promote child survival and child rights
NEW YORK, USA, 1 August 2008 – UNICEF’s Division of Communication is introducing two interactive tools this week to engage an even wider audience in the global conversation on child survival and child rights.
UNICEF and ‘OneminutesJr’ project rock Stranger Festival awards with big wins
NEW YORK, USA, 25 July 2008 – Nine productions from the ‘OneminutesJr’ project received an unprecedented 14 nominations and two awards in the one-minute films competition at the 2008 Stranger Festival in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The films, all made during OneminutesJr workshops sponsored by UNICEF around the world, are all the work of filmmakers under the age of 20. Read on for links to the winning videos.
‘Voice of Children’ becomes a national fixture in Sierra Leonean radio
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 20 August 2008 – At its launch in 2003, the UNICEF-supported ‘Voice of Children’ project in Sierra Leone was the first post-conflict radio programme of its kind. Its success has served as a template for a similar programme in Liberia, as well as efforts in other countries emerging from conflict.
Arab Media Award on Child Rights initiated to honour outstanding achievements
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 30 June 2008 – A new annual award is being initiated this year to recognize media stories that accurately depict the situation of children and young people in the Arab nations of the Middle East.
Documentary on Zambian women honoured at Jackson Hole Film Festival
NEW YORK, USA, June 25, 2008 – ‘Where the Water Meets the Sky’, the first documentary film from the Campaign for Female Education (Camfed), was honoured with the ‘Best Global Insight’ award last week at the Jackson Hole Film Festival in Wyoming.
UNICEF supports empowering young people through radio worldwide
NEW YORK, USA, 12 June 2008 – Around the world, youth radio is working to confront a multitude of issues that affect children and adolescents. By supporting programmes produced specifically by children, for children, UNICEF is channelling this power to generate global youth dialogues.
Special podcast: Women and girls tell their stories through film and radio documentaries
NEW YORK, USA, 3 June 2008 – UNICEF Radio podcast discussion on documentaries about women and girls in southern Africa featuring: Ann Cotton, Executive Director of the Campaign for Female Education (Camfed, a non-governmental organization fighting poverty and HIV/AIDS in rural Africa); David Eberts, director of the film ‘Where the Water Meets the Sky’; and Joe Richman, award-winning independent producer, and executive producer of the radio production ‘Thembi’s AIDS Diary.’
Youth journalists use video to urge action on child rights in the Caribbean
NEW YORK, USA, Guyana, 25 March 2008 – It’s time for action, not just talk: That was the message young journalists brought to the Caribbean Community’s Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) meeting, held last week in Georgetown, Guyana.
Young filmmakers express themselves as ‘OneminutesJr’ project expands its reach
NEW YORK, USA, 9 January 2008 – After five years of running workshops in Eastern and Central Europe, UNICEF expanded the reach of the ‘OneminutesJr’ youth filmmaking project to other regions during 2007.
Iraqi children share their experience in film about friends separated by conflict
NEW YORK, USA, 3 January 2008 – Even amidst the security challenges facing children in Iraq every day, a group of young people there have found a way to create a poignant short film about life in Baghdad.
‘Our Stories’ project: Children around the world share and connect online
NEW YORK, USA, 10 December 2007 – A multitude of voices have joined together to launch ‘Our Stories’ – an initiative that will collect, preserve and share stories from young people around the world.
ICDB 2007 asks youths to speak out on the air about ‘The World We Want’
NEW YORK, USA, 7 December 2007 – This Sunday, 9 December, broadcasters around the world will join together to ‘tune in to kids’ as they celebrate the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting.
International Children’s Day of Broadcasting announces 2007 award to Thai network
NEW YORK, USA, 28 November 2007 – UNICEF and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences have jointly announced the regional winners of the International Children's Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Awards, for broadcasters who cover children’s issues creatively and encourage youth participation.
Argentine youths win ‘Make a Difference!’ one-minute video contest
NEW YORK, USA, 18 June 2007 – UNICEF congratulated youth filmmakers sponsored by Argentina’s Fundación Kine Cultural y Educativa for their winning one-minute video, ‘Bebe – más allá de la niñez’, in the second annual Media Magic Make a Difference! one-minute video contest.
Workshop provides new tools to Jordan’s budding journalists
AMMAN, Jordan, 31 May 2007 – Hala, 13, is a student in Grade 8 at a school in Amman. She is also a budding television journalist with significant experience for someone her age.
Balkan teens produce short films on child health and environmental issues
BELGRADE, Serbia, 3 May 2007 – Twelve teenagers from all over the Balkans gathered here in the Serbian capital in April to produce short videos focusing on such topics as social exclusion, the plight of Roma children and the challenges of teen smoking and drinking.
New Turkish TV show gives teenage videographers a platform
ISTANBUL, Turkey, 12 April 2007 – A five-day OneMinutesJr. video workshop hosted last week by Turkish National Television (TRT) will enable youths aged 12 to 20 to produce personal video stories about their dreams, passions and expectations – but also about their fears and sometimes very real problems at home or at school.
UNICEF presents awards to youth radio producers in Mexico and Zambia
NEW YORK, USA, 11 April 2007 – UNICEF has presented prizes to the first-place winners in a youth media competition organized in cooperation with OneWorld Radio.
Lights, camera, action! South Africa hosts 5th World Summit on Media for Children
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 27 March 2007 – It was lights, camera and loads of action as the 5th World Summit on Media for Children opened here on Saturday evening. People of all ages and nationalities descended upon the Sandton Convention Centre for an evening of music, dance, festivities and, of course, food.
Through ‘Radio Rookies’ training programme, youth voices fill the New York air
NEW YORK, USA, 15 March 2007 – A producer speaks into the microphone, conveying a personal story that will soon air on the radio. His is not the voice of a traditional reporter. It is the voice of a teenager.
UNICEF Nigeria helps local radio producers raise bird flu awareness
BENIN, Nigeria, 12 March 2007 – Local radio has become the latest weapon in the battle against the spread of avian influenza in Nigeria.
At Burkinabe festival, youth jury gives UNICEF award to child rights film
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkino Faso, 12 March 2007 – At an awards ceremony held here earlier this month, during FESPACO, Africa’s largest film festival, UNICEF honoured ‘Un matin bonne heure’ (Early One Morning) with a prize for the promotion of child rights. Guinean director Gahité Fofana received the UNICEF trophy and 2 million CFA francs.
West African children take to the airwaves to make their voices heard
MONROVIA, Liberia and FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 18 December 2006 – This year’s ICDB on 10 December served as clarion call for broadcasters in Liberia and Sierra Leone to engage the voices of young people, providing them with a platform to air their views on reversing the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
UNICEF-supported film voted BBC World ‘Best Documentary’
NEW YORK, USA, 12 December 2006 – A film about Biru Malik, a nine-year-old boy who spends his days preparing funeral pyres on the banks of the Ganges in India, is the winner of the BBC World viewers’ poll for the Best Documentary of 2006.
International Children’s Day of Broadcasting 2006 to focus on fighting HIV/AIDS
NEW YORK, USA, 8 December 2006 – Behind the scenes, in front of the cameras and on the air, youth around the world are using media to express and empower themselves.
‘Our Voice’: UNICEF and Lebanon TV launch youth-produced series
NEW YORK, USA, 1 December 2006 – The Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC) and UNICEF are showcasing the viewpoints of the country’s million-strong youth audience with a new television series called ‘Sawtna’, which means ‘Our Voice’.
Caracol Radio brings young voices to Colombia’s airwaves
NEW YORK, USA, 27 November 2006 – Colombia’s children and young people have actively participated in the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) since 1997 and have twice received the special honour presented at the International Emmy Awards for television programming produced to celebrate ICDB.
Susan Sarandon presents children’s programming honours at International Emmys
NEW YORK, USA, 21 November 2006 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Susan Sarandon presented an award for children’s broadcasting at the 34th International Emmy Awards gala in New York last night.
Youth radio airs peer-to-peer HIV/AIDS education in Georgia
TBILISI, Georgia, 14 November 2006 – Despite a large global increase in HIV cases over the past decade, Georgia still has a low rate of HIV prevalence rate.
Botswana radio training helps young people speak their minds for all to hear
NEW YORK, 10 November 2006 – Thirteen children between the ages of 10 and 16 recently completed a radio production training workshop in Gabarone, Botswana.
Philippines youth journalists share their views through children’s TV network
MANILA, 6 November 2006 – The Kabataan News Network (KNN) is the centerpiece of UNICEF’s communications work for and with adolescents in the Philippines. The network’s production crew consists of camera people, reporters and production assistants, all of whom are in their teens.
Youth journalists interview Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza on key issues
BUJUMBURA, Burundi, 17 October 2006 – Despite his government’s cautious relations with private radio stations and journalists, President Pierre Nkurunziza last week granted a one-hour candid interview to 14 child journalists and warmly praised UNICEF for training the youths.
UNICEF Radio wins awards for programming on children at risk
NEW YORK, USA, 13 October 2006 – Children affected by conflict in the Middle East and the drought in the Horn of Africa were the subjects of two UNICEF Radio stories that received prestigious broadcasting awards last night.
In Aceh, Indonesia, children’s video diaries document their lives after the tsunami
NEW YORK, USA, 13 July 2006 – At the sprawling Meulaboh camp in Indonesia’s Aceh province, Syahrul, 12, focuses his video camera on a budding yellow flower. Syahrul is one of thousands of Acehnese children living in camps for people displaced by the December 2004 tsunami.
Team UNICEF takes to the football pitch in a new television campaign
NEW YORK, USA, 18 May 2006 – UNICEF launched a new set of dynamic public service announcements today: ‘Superfans’.
Bhutan TV documentary wins UNICEF prize at film festival highlighting children
MUNICH, Germany, 15 May 2006 – ‘The Domaseller & The Badamwalla’, a TV documentary about children in Bhutan, has emerged as the winner of the UNICEF Special Prize at the 2006 Prix Jeunesse International Festival in Munich.
Community radio programme gives children a loud and clear voice
DILI, Timer-Leste, 29 December 2005 - If you are in Los Palos, Timor-Leste, on a Monday night, don’t expect to hear the latest music hits when you tune into 100.1 FM. What you are more likely to find are programmes of teenagers discussing the importance of education, or a drama written and produced by the youngsters about a girl being sold off by her family for an early marriage.
International Children’s Day of Broadcasting celebrated around the world
NEW YORK, USA, 12 December 2005 – Children and broadcasters alike celebrated International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Sunday with special programmes on TV and radio stations around the world.
Special children’s broadcasting award presented at Emmy gala
NEW YORK, USA, 21 November 2005 – A short film that satirizes corporal punishment has won the special International Children’s Day of Broadcasting prize at the 33rd International Emmy Awards Gala in New York City.
ABU CASBAA UNICEF Child Rights Award 2005
The ABU and CASBAA are now calling on Asia Pacific broadcasters and producers for entries for the ABU CASBAA UNICEF Child Rights Award 2005.
‘Kids’ Crossroads’: Teens produce cross-border TV programme in the Caucasus
NEW YORK, 25 February 2004 – In Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, young people are starting to take over the airwaves. Their mission: To educate their peers, their parents, neighbours and decision-makers through a new youth-produced TV programme, ‘Kids’ Crossroads’.
Broadcasters around the world ‘Tune in to Kids’
NEW YORK, 21 December 2004 – The International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) kicked off in Jordan at a television station on Friday, 17 December 2004. Around 50 kids worked from the early hours of the freezing morning to late at night taking on the roles of broadcasters, sound technicians, and producers. On radio, television, and Internet radio, children from all parts of the country took live calls from Chicago, Bahrain, Dubai, and from other countries.
TVCultura builds network for children’s television in Latin America
NEW YORK, 6 December 2004 – For the fourth consecutive year, the Brazilian channel TVCultura has brought together a network of Latin American channels and independent producers, to produce special programmes for the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB).
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 2 December 2004 – Dulce Massunda, aged 18, Ruben Vicente and Faidate Abdula, both aged 17, are three young broadcasters who present their own programme on Radio Mozambique.
OneMinutesJr: Young people tell their own stories through film
NEW YORK, 26 November 2004 – The OneMinutesJr are films made exclusively by young people aged 15-20. Participants write the scripts, and also direct, film and edit their own movies. The topics cover a whole range of issues that concern children and adolescents, such as social inclusion, family, dreams, violence, and HIV and AIDS. Any relevant topic is acceptable, as long as it is one minute long.
ATN Bangla wins International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Award
NEW YORK, 22 November 2004 – ATN Bangla from Bangladesh has won the special International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Award at the 32nd International Emmy Awards Gala in New York City.
UNICEF reaches out to broadcast news professionals
ALGARVE, Portugal, 19 November 2004 – Some 500 broadcast news professionals are gathered here for the largest-ever international broadcast news conference – News Xchange 2004. In attendance are journalists from CNN, BBC, APTN, Reuters, and other major news organizations. UNICEF, reaching out to news broadcasters around the world, is represented by a delegation headed by Executive Director Carol Bellamy.
2004 International Academy/UNICEF Award will recognize best TV programming by children
NEW YORK, 17 November 2004 – Every year at the annual International Emmy Awards Gala, the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and UNICEF present a special award to the broadcaster whose programming best captures the spirit of the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB).
‘KNN’: Philippine youth produce their own TV programming
MANILA/NEW YORK, 4 November 2004 – On Saturday morning TV in the Philippines, 17-year-old Athea talks about the infamous but delicious local fruit, the durian. Later, a young reporter discusses how tribal wars disrupt children's schooling and make young people feel unsafe in their own homes. These are some of the many features shown on the ‘Kabataan News Network’, whose content is produced entirely by young people – a first for the Philippines.
Radio Television Hong Kong wins Child Rights Award for second time
ALMATY/HONG KONG/BANGKOK, 8 October 2004 - Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) is the winner of the 2004 CASBAA/ABU UNICEF Child Rights Award, which was presented during a gala presentation at the annual ABU Prizes Awards Ceremony held in Almaty, Kazakhstan last week in conjunction with the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union’s General Assembly.
4th World Summit on Media for Children and Adolescents
UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy issued a challenge to the world's mass to media to harness their power for the good of all children as part of her keynote address at the opening of the 4th World Summit on Media for Children and Adolescents, being held this week, 19-23 April, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
UNICEF lauds China Central Television’s work for and with children
UNICEF honours China Central Television (CCTV) for its support for the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting and its contribution to quality broadcasting for and with children.
ABU/CASBAA UNICEF Award
The ABU and CASBAA are now calling on Asia Pacific broadcasters for the ABU CASBAA UNICEF Child Rights Award 2003. The Award is made each year to the best television programming on children's rights produced in the Asia-Pacific region.
The 3rd World Summit on Children and the Media
Held in Thessaloniki, Greece, 23-26 March, 2001, the Summit was sponsored by the European Children's Television Centre to place children's media as a high priority in all countries around the world.
Asia-Pacific Television Forum, 11-13 March 2002, Bangkok, Thailand
The forum will pose the question: How can we ensure access to TV for our children that promotes and protects their right to information, education and quality entertainment?
Asia-Pacific TV Forum adopts recommendations to improve children's programming
Bangkok (13 March 2002) - Representatives of leading television, advertising, corporate, government and civil society organizations from across the East Asia-Pacific region agreed to a series of recommendations aimed at building sustained partnerships for quality children's television.
Commonwealth broadcasters win awards for excellence
2 May 2002, MANCHESTER - The South African Broadcasting Corporation, New Delhi Television and Doordarshan, India were among the major award winners at the 24th annual awards dinner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA).
Radio Television Hong Kong Wins 2002 ABU/CASBAA UNICEF Child Rights Award
Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) has been named the winner of the 2002 ABU/CASBAA UNICEF Child Rights Award, presented 7 November 2002 at the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union’s annual meeting in Tokyo.
Can television save children’s lives?
The Children’s Broadcasting Foundation for Africa and UNICEF present a children’s festival, seminars and workshops at the Southern African International Film and Television Market (Sithengi) November 9-14, 2002 in Cape Town, South Africa.
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.
Star News India wins children's broadcasting award
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. The award highlights the efforts of broadcasters worldwide to promote children's rights and children's participation in broadcasting.
Nepal sets goals to combat child malnutrition