April 14, 2015

AWARDS / CALL FOR ENTRIES: Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television 2015 opens for entries

1 April 2015, Hong Kong/Bangkok/Kuala Lumpur - The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), CASBAA and UNICEF are inviting broadcasters and producers to submit entries to the Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television 2015.

The award is given each year to the best television programming on children's rights produced in the Asia-Pacific region. It recognizes the efforts of broadcasters and producers in pursuing high quality children's programming and better coverage of children's issues.

"Child rights have never been more important, but people need to know about the issues affecting children and television has a vital role to play in this," Christopher de Bono, UNICEF Regional Chief of Communication, said. "This award recognises the contribution that the TV industry in the Asia-Pacific region makes to child rights by highlighting important issues in a serious and responsible way."

Programmes both for and about children are eligible, and can cover any child 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 2014 and May 2015 and must be received by 15 June 2015. The award will be presented during the CASBAA Convention in October 2015, in Hong Kong.

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