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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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Morocco Joins in Again

04/03/2011

Last year, 2M Soread won the regional ICDB Award for television. UNICEF Communication officer Annis Maghri from Morocco shares their plans to repeat this year:

This year we are renewing our partnership with 2M Soread to celebrate ICDB. This 6th March, 2M is going to dedicate its programs to promote children and adolescents participation in their preparation and presentation. Breaking news and emissions will make a version for children’s rights. Programs covered are: Ajial (Generations dedicated to youth), Farid Aalam (dedicated to children and adolescents), Dar Wa Decor: (for families) and Bghit Naâraf (Youth).
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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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Saba TV in Kabul, Afghanistan focuses on children’s rights for the ICDB

15/03/2010

The Saba Media Organization (SMO)’s Saba TV in Kabul, Afghanistan has celebrated the ICDB this year by producing a 26-minute long children’s program. We received this description of the show from Taj Mohammad Bassiry:

“Khabarak (Children’s News) is a program that represents different problems of Afghan kids in almost every aspect of their life. This program consists of nine parts. In the first section it talks about those kids that have to work and earn money rather than studying because their parents can’t work due to different reasons.  (more…)

Radijojo’s global reach for the ICDB

15/02/2010

Radijojo World Children’s Radio Network is a global media initiative that empowers youth by using the radio and the internet as tools for global learning and cultural exchange. Based in Germany, they work with schools, community radio stations, and youth organizations worldwide to produce programs by children and for children. An ICDB nominee for their program “Kids from Germany Meet Kids from the Balkans” in 2009, Radijojo also has big plans for the ICDB this year. Thomas Röhlinger, Radijojo’s Editor-in-Chief wrote to us about the details:

“Here is what Radijojo World Children’s Radio Network is preparing (knock on wood…).  We have two projects cooking that we dedicate to ICDB 2010:

1. An “Afropean” children’s radio show that we create together with children in schools in Senegal, Ghana and Germany. This show will deliver a wide range aspects of life in Africa: arts, music, children’s rights, civil war and positive examples of development.  It will also include songs performed and recorded with African musicians plus interviews with artists from Sierra Leone, Mauritius, Senegal, Ghana, Kongo and Burkina Faso that the Berlin children’s radio reporters conducted during a weeklong Africa workshop in the Imme Youth Centre, Berlin. This show is dedicated to all the children in Africa and to our new friends and partners of ABC (Africa’s Best Channel) that will be launched at the ICDB in Nigeria.

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African Youth Channel to Launch on the ICDB

09/02/2010

ABC – A Pan African Children and Youth Channel will launch on 7 March 2010 (The International Children’s Day of Broadcasting) in Lagos, Nigeria. It will launch on the MiTV Platforms of radio and television and be syndicated to all Nigerian networks.

The press release says “ABC will focus on high-quality media for children and youth in Africa and the Diaspora…In keeping with the Africa Charter on Children’s Broadcasting, ABC will offer diverse programming that is relevant, positive and re-affirming: information, education and entertainment.”

In honor of the ICDB, the channel will broadcast for 24 hours on its launch and then continue forward with 6 hours of youth programming on Saturdays and Sundays.

No further news yet about the channel, specific programming and hours or availability in other markets.

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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