August 20, 2008

NEWS / AWARDS: Arab Media Award for Excellence in Child Rights and Young People’s Development

*Arab Media Award for Excellence in Child Rights and Young People's

The media's dedicated efforts to highlight the problems related to
children's rights and young people's participation in development will
be honored by the United Nations Children's Funds (UNICEF) with a Media
Excellence Award for contributions in 2008.

In a press release issued by the UNICEF office in Yemen on August 12,
UNICEF motivates all journalists, children and teenagers in the Arab
World to participate in the Arab Media Humanitarian Forum. The award was
announced by the UNICEF Regional Office for Middle East and North Africa
in conjunction with the Dubai Press Club and the United Arab Emirates'
Al-Bayan Newspaper, in March 2008.

The media prize will be awarded to the Arab media for its excellence in
reporting on the situation and issues related to the condition of
children in the Middle East and North Africa. Works submitted tackle
national or regional issues and for 2008, the Forum agreed on the topic
to be focused on adolescents (ages 10 to 19).

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