December 14, 2004

NEWS / ICDB 2004: Internews Kyrgyzstan Selects Winners for Best Productions on Children's Issues - IN ENGLISH & RUSSIAN

(December 13, 2004) On International Children's Broadcasting Day (December 12), there will be an awards ceremony for winners of the Kyrgyz National Contest 2004 on the Best Radio and TV Stories on the Rights of the Child. Internews Kyrgyzstan, along with young people and representatives of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), KNBC and Soros-Kyrgyzstan Foundation, selected the winners.

International Children's Broadcasting Day, a joint initiative of UNICEF and the International Council of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, is a day when television and radio stations throughout the world open their doors to children, give them microphones and let them make their own stories and programs. It is an opportunity for children to actively participate in the work of professional broadcasters.
"To this end," says Richard Young, UNICEF Resident Representative, "in Kyrgyzstan, together with our partners, we have supported National Contests for the last three years and are pleased to point out that every year we receive more and more professional works. We hope that mass media, who play one of the major roles in society, will be providing all the necessary support to make children's voices heard and to help build a safe environment where the rights of the child are fulfilled."

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