Posts Tagged ‘media’

Committing to children’s rights on the ICDB in The Gambia


In The Gambia, local leaders, parents, teachers, media professionals, and others invested in the welfare of children gathered together with almost 200 youth to celebrate the ICDB on 7 March. The Intergenerational Dialogue forum was organized by the local organization Young People in the Media (YPM) as a way to promote children’s rights through the media. Throughout the forum, several key speeches by leaders such as Victor George from Unique FM, and Fanta Bai Secka, director of the Department of Social Welfare, confirmed The Gambia’s commitment to promoting youth voices and advocating for children’s issues in the media.

Read an article on the event in The Gambia’s newspaper Today here.


Uzbekistan Enters the ICDB Community


Uzbekistan will be marking the International Children’s Day, 7 March, 2010 for the first time with programmes produced with and by children and young people. One Radio and two TV channels have produced special programmes with and focusing on children. All programmes are produced in Uzbek.

1. Uzbek Radio, one of the national radio channels, will air “Osmir” (adolescents), featuring Ms Shakhnoza Ganieva, Head of Legal Department of the Republican Centre for Social Adaptation being interviewed by children about child rights and national legislation.

2. NTT TV Channel, which has a network of 20 provincial channels, will have a wide coverage in the regions.
– It will air a special ICDB spot in the lead up to the day.
– A short programme on ICDB (curtain raiser) will be shown on the morning of 7 March.

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


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…)

TRAXXfm in Malaysia trains youth DJs and producers


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:

Curious Minds Still Curious in Ghana


The Curious Minds show on Ghana National Broadcasting (GNB) is an excellent example of getting youth not only involved in media but at the forefront of broadcasting. The station has been nominated two years in a row for the ICDB Awards and won the global ICDB Award in 2008.

Producer Kingsley Obeng-Kyereh updates us on their lead up and plans for the 2010 ICDB in Ghana.

“Earlier on in January, we started the preparatory process with a series of interviews of a number of children in some of the deprived communities in Accra in relation to what they thought about their rights.


Join the ICDB on 7 March 2010


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.


ICDB Awards 2009 honour excellence in children’s broadcasting


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.

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Attendees at the ceremony, held last night at The Modern restaurant in mid-Manhattan, came from around the world – from television and radio stations, youth media groups and non-governmental organizations. Host SuChin Pak of MTV News congratulated the broadcasters for powerfully and positively affecting young lives.

The annual awards are given to broadcasters who support ICDB, a day set aside each year to encourage young people to get involved in television and radio broadcasting. ICDB 2009 took place in March of this year under the theme, ‘Unite for Children: Tune in to Kids.’

To read the full story, click here.

A youth film festival for everyone


Movie_Time_LahoreDo you make media? Want an audience for your work? Read the latest Media Magic Digest about youth film festivals here. And read on for a list of youth film festivals all around the world.  Leave a comment and let us know about youth film festivals in your region!


European Children’s Radio Bridge


Radijojo from Berlin, Germany and Media Education Centre from Belgrade, Serbia have to finish our EuChiRa-European Children’s Radio Bridge Project. Our contribution for the celebration of the International Children’s Broadcasting Day will be Final Multimedia Exhibition with live streaming, internet radio broadcasting and for chat open audio video bridge. Like good example of our work with children you can listen Radijojo-Media Education Centre BELGRADE’S HUMMINGBIRDS radio show:


we will have also our short film, animation and documentary film program made by international groups of children during our past multimedia workshop. For exemple we will show to you documentary film made with Mr. Erling Ericsson and his famous The Animation Box during our International Winter Multimedia Workshop in Becej, Serbia, December 2008: