Archive for the ‘ICDB Awards’ Category

India and Togo take the 2012 ICDB Awards


Congratulations to All India Radio and Télévision Togolaise for winning the 2011 International Children’s Day of Broadasting Awards for Radio and Television, respectively.

The winners were announced on 5 December on the special edition “ICDB Awards” website.  Also honored was ATN Bangla, for its long-standing commitment to youth and television.

Read more about the winners’ programming on the Awards website.  Congratulations to all!


UNICEF Launches New ICDB Awards Site


ImageCheck out the new website for the 2011 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Awards.  You can read about the nominated broadcasters, their programmes and their approach to youth and media, as well as watch clips from their nominated ICDB programmes.

Winners will be announced 5 December 2011.

UNICEF Announces Regional ICDB Awards and Nominees


UNICEF is proud to announce the nominees for the 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.

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 winner of the 2011 ICDB Awards will be announced by UNICEF Headquarters in New York on 5 December 2011.


Curious Minds Coordinator Issues a 2011 ICDB Call to Action


Kingsley Obeng-Kyereh is the coordinator of the Children and Youth in Broadcasting – Curious Minds in Ghana.  He is no stranger to the ICDB and its mission… Curious Minds and the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation have won the West Africa Regional ICDB Award numerous times and in 2008, they took home the global ICDB Award for Radio.

He sent me this call to action to fellow broadcasters to urge them to participate in the ICDB 2011.  He has seen firsthand the impact the youth participation can have on children:

I had just finished talking to eleven-year old Daniel. For his age, he gave incisive responses to my questions and after everything he said, “thank you for the opportunity.” It sounded like the normal thing expected but as I looked at him I was struck by the look on his face. One of satisfaction. One that told me without words that he appreciated the chance to speak about issues that affected him. It was a rare radio opportunity for a child of his age but here he had the chance. When I asked for one important comment he had to make, he raised his head, looked at one of the posters in my office and read a line out- “What is more precious than a child?”

UNICEF Announces Nominees for 2010 ICDB Award


UNICEF is proud to announce the nominees for the 2010 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Awards.  The winners will be announced at the ICDB Awards Ceremony on 2 November 2010 in New York.

The nominees for television include ATN Bangla (Bangladesh), Ethiopian Radio and Television Services, TV3 (Malaysia), C7 Sistema Jalisciense de Radio y Televisión (SJRTV) (Mexico), SOREAD/2M (Morocco), Télévision Togolaise and UzNTT (Uzbekistan).

The nominees for radio include Radijojo World Children’s Radio Network (Germany), All India Radio, Tejarat Radio (Iran), TRAXXfm Radio Televisyen Malaysia, Radio y Televisión de Aguascalientes (Mexico), Voice of Nigeria and Maputaland Community Radio Station (South Africa).

Watch clips of the nominees here.


ICDB Award Call for Submissions





UNICEF call for entries from radio and television broadcasters for the 2010 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Award. The deadline for submissions for the ICDB award has been extended to 30 June 2010.

All broadcasters who participated in the 2010 ICDB this past March are encouraged to submit their programming for consideration for the annual ICDB Award.  The award will go to the broadcasters with the best programming that reflects the 2010 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting theme: All Rights All Children, and who demonstrates a overall dedication to youth-participation in media.

Télévision Togolaise’s “A Planet for Us” highlights children’s rights on the ICDB


On this year’s ICDB, Télévision Togolaise’s children’s program, A Nous La Planete (A Planet for Us), aired stories that focused attention on children living on the streets who have little or no access to basic rights like food and education. Télévision Togolaise won an ICDB regional award last year. We received this summary from UNICEF Togo’s Essi Fafa Soulé. (more…)

ICDB celebration sparks new collaborations for Radijojo


An exciting outcome of broadcasters all over the world celebrating the ICDB is the collaboration across national and cultural boundaries spearheaded by Radijojo, the first international children’s radio program. In the wake of their five-hour-long ICDB programming on 7 March, including the shows “A Journey through Africa,” and “This is Europe,” we received this enthusiastic update from Thomas Röhlinger, Radijojo’s Editor-in-Chief. (more…)

A thought every hour on Citizen TV


Citizen TV, a private television station in Kenya, will air one minute PSAs focusing on issues of children’s rights every hour this weekend and through Sunday. The short pieces vary from pubic service announcements to dramas, from animations to youth voices. It is a way to keep a constant reminder of children’ rights in the minds of the regular viewers.

Citizen TV won the 2009 ICDB Award for television.

Germany’s KI.KA has special show for ICDB


The German children’s channel KI.KA will carry a special report on the ICDB called “Finally in School! Ben in Rwanda,” a show that will explore a situation where children’s rights aren’t always realized in the everyday lives of kids.

Ben visits Rwanda and gets to see both children in school and those who are not so fortunate. He visits the Murama School in the Murama/Gasabo District, which takes part in the “Schools for Africa” project of UNICEF. There he sees young people taking charge of their fates with the help of education. He also visits with a number of other children who are not so fortunate to go to school.

The show’s purpose is to encourage German children to stand up for children elsewhere and to challenge the stereotypes that Western media often portrays to its spectators.