November 13, 2006

AWARDS: Radio Competition 2006 - Radio Competition 2006

Radio Competition 2006
Radio for Peacebuilding, Africa Awards Winners
The Radio for Peacebuilding, Africa team is happy to inform you that the judges have made their decision and selected the winners for the RFPA Awards 2006. We would like to thank and congratulate the large number of individual radio broadcasters and radio stations which participated.

Awards have been made in three categories (Talkshow, Drama and Youth Radio). The competition recognises the best programmes that contribute to peace. Programmes that reduce tensions in groups and communities, which enhance and value shared interests, that break down listener stereotypes, and that provide positive role models.

In general, the judges were impressed by the quality of many of the programmes which were entered for the competition. Choosing the best programmes sometimes proved to be really hard. For instance, in the Youth Radio section, the judges couldn?t decide between two programmes, and eventually decided to award the first prize to both of them. On the other hand, in the Talk-show category the judges decided to award only two runner-up prizes as they didn?t feel that the others were of a high enough standard.

The winners are:


First Prize (800 Euros):
- Inyanduruko (The roots of evil) produced and broadcast by Radio Isanganiro (Burundi).

Second Prizes (300 Euros):
- Africa Have Your Say produced by BBC World Service, African Productions (United Kingdom).
- Our Peace produced and broadcast by Miraya/Mirror FM (Sudan).


First Prize (800 Euros):
- Slayed Dog produced and broadcast by BBC World Service, African Productions (United Kingdom).

Second Prizes (300 Euros):
- Domestic Violence produced and broadcast by Radio Sem Fronteiras (Mozambique).
- Gande Mbatsav vo (Beyond Witches and Wizards) produced and broadcast by Radio Benue (Nigeria).
- Libération des prisonniers politiques produced by Studio Ijambo and broadcast by Radio Isanganiro (Burundi).

Youth Radio

First Prize (800 Euros):
- La communauté lutte contre le phénomène des enfants dits sorciers produced by Sisi Watoto Project ? Centre Lokole and broadcast by Radio Maendeleo (Democratic Republic of Congo).
- Ursom ala el ard makaanak (Draw your place on Earth) produced by The Darfur Lifeline Project and broadcast by BBC World Service Trust (Sudan).

Second Prizes (300 Euros):
- Agateka K?abana (Children?s rights) produced by Studio Ijambo and broadcast by Radio Isanganiro (Burundi).
- Paroles d?enfants: mésaventures de mineurs au-delà des frontières produced by L?Agence La Cible and broadcast by Radio Gerddes (Benin).

An explanation of the judges? choices will be on line in a few days.

Furthermore, these programmes will be available for listening and download from the audio section of the website soon.

Our congratulations to all the winners!

Please don?t hesitate to give us feedback:

On line: 10/11/2006
Chris Schuepp
Young People's Media Network - Coordinator
Youth Media Consulting GbR
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