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UNICEF Launches New ICDB Awards Site

01/12/2011

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.

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UNICEF Announces Regional ICDB Awards and Nominees

20/10/2011

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.

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The ICDB is coming up!

24/01/2011

The 2011 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting is coming up in about 6 weeks. This year’s theme is “Girls Are… Boys Are…” and is an opportunity for girls and boys to talk about who they are and what is expected of them as girls and boys. It’s a great chance to explore issues of gender, inclusion and equality and is also opens the doors to media outlets to take a look at what images and characters they’re putting out over the air.

Why is this important? Read one person’s perspective in this article from an Australian paper, the Sydney Morning Herald.

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UNICEF Announces Nominees for 2010 ICDB Award

08/10/2010

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.

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ICDB Award Call for Submissions

08/06/2010

 

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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.
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ICDB celebration sparks new collaborations for Radijojo

09/03/2010

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…)

Malaysian broadcasters collaborate with UNICEF to celebrate ‘All Rights All Children’

03/03/2010

In an unprecedented nation-wide collaboration, broadcasters across Malaysia get ready for a two-day celebration of the ICDB on 6 and 7 March. UNICEF and its media partners have organized a full slate of youth-driven and youth-produced programs especially for the ICDB. The programming coincides with the “Tune in to Me” campaign, a collaboration between UNICEF and Leo Burnett/Arc Worldwide that was initiated in November  2009  to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and to honour Article 12: Every child’s right to be heard. (more…)

New Children’s TV Show to Launch on the ICDB

23/02/2010

Little Airplane + UNICEF = “Tobi!”
By Josh Selig & Tone Thyne, Producers

“Tobi!” is a delightful new animated series that tackles tough global themes in a gentle, preschool-friendly manner. Each episode turns complex social and environmental topics into clear and gentle stories that both entertain and educate our young audience. Our hope is to prepare a new generation to face the social and environmental challenges ahead by encouraging a greater awareness of others and our world.

Little Airplane, along with our broadcasters, Treehouse TV and Nickelodeon Australia, decided to launch “Tobi!” on UNICEF’s International Children’s Day of Broadcasting because the goals of the series align perfectly with UNICEF’s stated mission to “advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.”

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TRAXXfm in Malaysia trains youth DJs and producers

09/02/2010

Rohani Harithuddin, station manager for TRAXXfm radio station in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, shares their upcoming plans for the ICDB 2010 celebration on 7 March. An ICDB 2009 award nominee, TRAXXfm airs programming that caters to a younger audience from 10pm onwards. After participating in the ICDB awards events in New York last year, Harithuddin returned to  Kuala Lumpur with ideas on how to deepen her station’s approach to youth programs and how to get young people  involved in production. We are excited to hear the results of their planning!

“TRAXXfm is participating in the ICDB again this year. As planned, the station is embarking on a road tour beginning the 19th February. During the tour we will be conducting radio DJ workshops for children! We would like to explore what things that they think a lot about and would want everybody to know. This time, all of the aspects of the production will be done by the children themselves.”

To learn more, visit TRAXXfm’s website: http://www.traxxfm.net/.

Join the ICDB on 7 March 2010

14/12/2009

On 7 March 2010, we invite radio and television broadcasters to celebrate the ICDB and highlight programming by, for and about children.  The theme is “All Rights All Children.”

As the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) marks its 20th anniversary, UNICEF highlights the rights that all children deserve.  Whether it is a quality education or a safe home, adequate food and drinking water or the ability to participate in society, children should get what they need to become strong members of society.

How do young people find out about their rights and responsibilities? Today, media is one of the most widely recognized ways to reach young people.  Broadcasters have the responsibility to highlight issues that face children and to open young people’s eyes to opportunities and rights that may not be known to them.

The International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) was created to give exposure to issues of children’s rights.  Over the years, it has also has become a day of celebrating young people in the media.

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