Posts Tagged ‘Nigeria’

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.

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Nigerian Media Company Celebrates Child Rights

22/01/2010

From Yinka Ogundimu, Program Manager at Silverbird Television/ Rhythm 93.7FM in Lagos, Nigeria:

“For us children form an integral part of the society whose rights have for long been undermined. In agreement with UNICEF’s belief in giving the children a voice, Silverbird Television and it’s sister Radio Station will be dedicating a whole week (March 1-7) to the cause of children in celebrating the ICDB.

Our studios will open to the children as they present the News and location reports and some key programs. They will anchor these programs and discuss vital issues that relate to them.

On Sunday March 7, ICDB, there will be a live broadcast of “Kids’ Portfolio,” a children’s Parliament for the children and by the children. The parliament will be a replica of the Nation’s Legislative Chambers where the children will be passing bills on fundamental issues relating to them. Some of the bills expected to be passed on the day will be on 1) girls education, 2) child labour, 3) child abuse and 4) street hawking by children.

We do sincerely believe that at the end of the week, much attention will have been drawn to the rights of the Nigerian child.”