The International Children’s Day of Broadcasting is celebrated by hundreds of broadcasters around the world. The next ICDB will take place on 1 March 2009 with the theme “Unite for Children: Tune in to Kids!”
This year, the nominees each won a regional competition and now go on to compete for global honours. The nominees come from
“These visionary broadcasters have demonstrated creativity in their programming as concrete evidence of their commitment to getting young people’s voices heard,” says Stephen Cassidy, Chief of UNICEF’s Internet, Broadcast and Image Section. “We are happy to see the increase in radio broadcasters this year, as we strive to recognize the audio medium with the same respect television has received, especially given the importance of radio in many of the world’s developing countries.”
Regional judging took place between June and August and entries were evaluated by teams of broadcasters, radio and television experts and communications specialists. The judges looked at content, execution and year-round youth participation.
The ICDB was launched in 1991 to encourage broadcasters worldwide to create awareness for children’s issues. Each December, these youth write, report, produce and present programs that allow them to reach a wide audience with their thoughts on the issues that affect them.
The ICDB Regional Prizes for television went to Channel I (
The 2007 ICDB Awards went to National Broadcasting of Thailand (NBT), ONUCI FM and Radio
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.
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Karen Cirillo, UNICEF IBIS, 212 326 7506 firstname.lastname@example.org