December 18, 2006

AWARDS: Youth producers from Zambia and Mexico win UNICEF/OneWorld radio prize

Youth producers from Zambia and Mexico win UNICEF/OneWorld radio prize

NEW YORK, 11 December 2006 ? Youth radio producers from Zambia and Mexico have won the 2006 UNICEF/OneWorld Radio Prize, presented by UNICEF and OneWorld Radio. The award is given to a radio programme produced by youth that reflects the 2006 theme ?UNITE FOR CHILDREN.  UNITE AGAINST AIDS.?  Awards are presented for the best feature (up to six minutes) and the best Public Service Announcement (PSA) and celebrate youth participation in media.

?Living with HIV,? by Jose Yesani of Zambia, took the feature prize. The four-minute piece tells the story of a young man discovering he?s HIV positive.  Yesani uses an animated monologue over a driving soundtrack to relay this man?s feelings on learning his diagnosis is not the end of his life.  Honourable mentions for features went to ?In the Mother?s Womb,? by Nikita Jain of India and ?Thembi?s AIDS Diary, ? by Thembi Ngubane of South Africa and Jonathan Richman of the USA.  ?In the Mother?s Womb? takes the unusual perspective of a baby in the womb of her HIV positive mother.  In ?Thembi?s AIDS Diary,? a young woman called Thembi relays her experiences of being HIV positive.


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