ICDB annual award goes to Ghanaian and Chinese broadcasters
By Elizabeth Kiem
NEW YORK, USA, 11 November 2008 – Broadcasters from Ghana and the People’s Republic of China were named the winners of the 2008 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Award in a ceremony held last night and attended by the regional finalists in the annual contest.
For the first time since establishing the award in 1994, UNICEF selected a radio broadcaster as well as a television broadcaster as the recipients.
Producers from the ‘Curious Minds’ youth programme on Ghana Broadcasting Corporation accepted the radio award. “I’m very excited. I’m even short of words,” said producer Naa Aforkor Tetteh, 16. “We’re going back home and telling our friends, ‘We really made it.’”
From the finalists in television broadcasting, the China Central Television children’s channel in China was selected for its hour-long documentary ‘On the Way’, which chronicled the daily commutes to school of 20 children from across China.