April 8, 2011

AWARDS / OPPORTUNITIES: Child Rights Award 2011: A call to broadcasters

Child Rights Award 2011: A call to broadcasters

The 11th Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award is now open. The ABU, CASBAA and UNICEF are now inviting broadcasters and producers in the region to submit entries for the Award.

Programmes both for children and about children are eligible and can cover any children’s rights issue. Entries can include documentaries that detail the plight of children, dramas that help break down stereotypes and discrimination, or animation that teaches and entertains.

Entries must have been broadcast between June 2010 and May 2011 and must be received by 15 June 2011. The Award will be presented during the CASBAA Convention in Hong Kong in early November. The winner will be flown there for the ceremony.

Eligible Countries include:

Afghanistan, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, DPR Korea, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Thailand, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Viet Nam

Remarks: This competition is open to all ABU and CASBAA members.

For more information, please visit www.childrightsaward.org or contact kjirathun@unicef.org. Details on the Convention on the Rights of the Child can be found at www.unicef.org/crc.

Note to editors:


Asia–Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)

ABU is a non-profit, non-government, professional association of broadcasting organizations, formed in 1964 to facilitate the development of broadcasting in the Asia–Pacific region. It provides a forum for promoting the collective interests of television and radio broadcasters and engages in activities to encourage regional and international cooperation between broadcasters. It currently has more than 200 members in 58 countries. It organizes many activities and projects to promote excellence in broadcasting and to improve programming, skills and technologies of its members, including the ABU Children's TV Programme Item Exchange.



CASBAA is the Association for digital multichannel television, content, platforms, advertising and video delivery across Asia. The mission of CASBAA is to promote the growth of pay-TV and video content through industry information, networking exchanges and events while promoting global best practices. These interests cover 16 geographic markets, which in turn serve more than 360 million pay-TV homes falling under a footprint which runs from China to Australasia, Japan to Pakistan.


United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF is on the ground in over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. For more information about

UNICEF East Asia and Pacific: www.unicef.org/eapro

UNICEF South Asia: www.unicef.org/rosa

For further information, please contact:

Anom Sani: ABU (Kuala Lumpur), + 603 2282-3592, anom@abu.org.my

Adela Chen: CASBAA (Hong Kong), +852 3929 1711,


Kritsada Jirathun: UNICEF (Bangkok), +66 2 356 92 49

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