A Call to Broadcasters
The ABU and CASBAA are now calling on Asia-Pacific broadcasters for entries for the ABU CASBAA UNICEF Child Rights Award 2005.
The Award is made each year to the best television programming on children?s rights produced in the Asia-Pacific region.
It recognises the efforts of broadcasters in pursuing both the production of top quality children?s programming and better news coverage of children?s programming and better news coverage of children?s issues. There is one category and one winner.
Programmes both for children and about children are eligible and can cover any child rights? issue. Entries can include documentaries that detail the plight of children, dramas that help break down stereotypes and discrimination, or animation that teaches and entertains.
Entries must have been broadcast between August 2004 and August 2005, should not exceed 60 minutes in length, and must be received by 26 August 2005. The Award will be presented at the CASBAA Convention in Hong Kong 28 October 2005. Entrants must specify who would collect the Award should the entry win. The winner will be flown to Hong Kong for the award ceremony.
Television plays a significant role in shaping children?s social and emotional development. Almost 90 percent of Asian homes and children in the region watch an average of 2-5 hours of television per day, and in some countries they watch as many as 20 hours per week.
The ABU CASBAA UNICEF Child Rights Award was launched in 2001 to recognise the efforts of broadcasters in pursuing both the production of top quality children?s programming and better news coverage of children?s issues.
Past winners include:
2004: Hong Kong Connection: Children In Need by Radio Television Hong Kong.
2003: Angels in Prison by Philippines? GMA-7 Channel.
2002: Child Soldiers by Radio Television Hong Kong.
2001: Children Will Grow by Japan?s Mainichi Institute.
Entries must have been broadcast between August 2004 and July 2005. Programmes both for and about children are eligible and they can cover any child rights? issue. Entries should not exceed 60 minutes in length. Submissions must be received by August 26, 2005. Entrants must specify who would collect the award should the entry win.
* Please submit entries in VHS format
Please email or fax to:
Asst Communication Officer
UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office
19 Phra Atit Road
Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Tel: (662) 356 9400 ext. 9406 and 9407
Fax: (662) 280 3563
Young People's Media Network - Coordinator
c/o ECMC (European Centre for Media Competence)
Bergstr. 8 / 10th floor
D-45770 Marl - Germany
Mobile: +49 176 23107083
Fax: +49 12126 23107083
Mailing list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/youthful-media