July 18, 2005

TRAINING: UNICEF and Yangi Avlod train children in Uzbekistan

UNICEF Uzbekistan, in cooperation with the National Children's Media Club
"Yangi Avlod" ("New Generation"), conducted a 5-day training for young
journalists from June 22-26, 2005 in the Bustanlik District of the Tashkent
Region at the Children's Summer camp "Semurg".

20 children aged 12-18 from the city of Tashkent and the Tashkent and
Sirdarya disctricts participated in the training which was dedicated to the
International Day Against Drugs Abuse.

16 OneMinutesJr related to drugs and HIV/AIDS were produced at the training.
"Yangi Avlod"-member Yayraxon Pulatova won the grand prize of the
competition with her video spot called "Garbage" and was awarded with
digital photocamera.

The children were trained in creating one minute spots, audio-video editing
and computer graphics, writing articles (guidelines for these were provided
by UNICEF, Communication Unit). UNICEF will use the produced materials in
external advocacy meetings on the above-mentioned themes, joint UN and media
events, training seminars and other programmes and communication-related

For more information, please contact Adiba Ziyavuddinova, Assistant
Communication Officer (UNICEF Tashkent, Uzbekistan), Tel. +998 71 1339512,
or email: aziyavuddinova@unicef.org

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