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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.


Small country, big voices


A report from Hèctor Encuentra, of UNICEF Andorra:

This year, Radio Ser Andorra joined in the ICDB initiative.

Radio Ser Andorra not only participated during the ICDB but also makes a space for youth throughout the year.

Radio Ser Andorra is a national radio belonging to the international “Prisa Media Group” and has a daily magazine called “l’Hora L”  (the L Hour) presented and directed by Esther Pons.  On this magazine show, every Tuesday a group of youths of Andorra aged between 15 to 20 have their own space called “Ik +” (“And, what’s more…”).

This youth space is about current issues that young people consider important and is a place where they can exercise their right to express their views and be heard. Young people in the program get to interview professionals, technicians, politicians, etc… of Andorra.  The youth ask questions, share opinions and interact, which enables them to form a clear view and objective of the issues that concern them.

During the special ICDB episode, the youth discussed the theme of the ICDB (Girls Are… Boys Are…) and also talked about adolescence, which was the subject of this year’s State of World’s Children report.

The youth participants and the radio station plan to present this Magazine to the ICDB awards so that they can show to all the youth of the world that “young people of a little country like Andorra also have voice”.

Radijojo joins ICDB


Thomas Röhlinger, Founder & Editor in Chief of Radijojo World Children’s Radio Network, shares the stations plan to engage the global voices of girls and boys:

Greetings from Berlin, dear friends of the ICDB movement!

From Argentina to Afghanistan, from Russia to the Colombia, from Germany to Uganda, from Chile to Russia: Girls and boys of all age groups from across the globe come together for this years Radijojo’s ICDB entry.

The young radio talents will share their views and experiences with their peers worldwide, to raise awareness for the diversity of cultures and lifestiles they present, for the many things all children have in common – and for the pressing needs of so many children worldwide that are still unmet.

The ICDB is coming up!


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.


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.

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…)

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.

Radijojo’s global reach for the ICDB


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.