NEW YORK, 3 November 2010 – UNICEF awarded the 2010 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Awards to Télévision Togolaise (TVT), Voice of Nigeria and Maputaland Community Radio Station at its annual ICDB Awards Ceremony in New York.
Télévision Togolaise, the national broadcaster of Togo, won the television global ICDB Award for its weekly program “A Nous la Planete.” The program, hosted by young people, features debates and reports dealing with children’s rights issues. The episode broadcast on the ICDB focused on street children and working youth.
Voice of Nigeria and Maputaland Community Radio Station tied for the radio global ICDB Award. Voice of Nigeria, the official international broadcasting station in Nigeria, took the prize for its weekly program, “Kiddies Voices,” a magazine show broadcast “from the children to the children.” The ICDB edition focused on raising awareness around children’s rights issues, especially child trafficking and exploitation.