October 26, 2006

AWARDS: International Children's Day of Broadcasting Award nominees announced

International Children?s Day of Broadcasting Award nominees announced

NEW YORK, 23 October 2006 ? UNICEF today congratulated the nominees for the International Children?s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Award, co-presented yearly by UNICEF and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  The six nominees for the 2006 ICDB Award won their regional competitions.   The regional winners are from Bangladesh, Colombia, Gambia, Moldova, Spain and Syria and represent the best work produced for the 2005 ICDB. 

?We couldn?t be more pleased or more proud of these broadcasters who have taken up UNICEF?s call to get youth involved in programming and production,? says Stephen Cassidy, Chief of UNICEF?s Internet, Broadcast and Image Section.

The winner of the 2006 ICDB Award will be announced at the Academy?s 34th International Emmy® Awards Gala on November 20, 2006 at the Hilton New York Hotel.

Judging for the regional prizes took place between May and July and focused on the 2005 ICDB theme: ?Sports for Development and Peace.?  The entries were evaluated by teams of regional broadcasters and television experts.

The ICDB Regional Prizes went to ATN Bangla (Elegy for Dipu); RCN Television (Bichos Bichez); Gambia Television and Radio Services (ICDB: Children in Charge - Every Child Has the Right to Play); Teleradio Moldova (Let?s Play), TVE (Los Lunnis), and Syrian Broadcast TV (Let?s Play).

Chris Schuepp
Young People's Media Network - Coordinator
Youth Media Consulting GbR
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