January 17, 2011

NEWS: Children steal the headlines at media awards (BANGLADESH)

Dhaka, Bangladesh, 13 January 2011 - Excited chatter spills down the hallway of the Pan Pacific Hotel in Dhaka City, Bangladesh, where journalists, media professionals and children have gathered for the sixth annual Meena Media Awards. A hush washes over the crowd as renowned judges, drawn from the worlds of literature, journalism, academia and film, prepare to announce the winners.

Introduced in 2005 by UNICEF Bangladesh, the Meena Media Awards celebrate excellence in creative and journalistic media promoting child rights and are named after Meena, a popular girl child animation character whose stories champion the rights of children across South Asia.

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