In Amman, UNICEF regional media awards honour coverage of adolescents
AMMAN, Jordan, 2 March 2009 – The first UNICEF Regional Awards for Media on Child Rights were handed out last week at an official ceremony in Amman, under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, UNICEF’s Eminent Advocate for children.
UNICEF Regional Director Sigrid Kaag thanked Queen Rania for supporting the event. Ms. Kaag emphasized the media’s important role in coverage of child and adolescents rights, noting that ‘adolescence’ was the theme of this year’s media awards.
Adolescence is an age of transition, questioning and many apparent contradictions, she said, and covering it is a special challenge for the media.
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