The ABU, CASBAA and UNICEF are now calling on Asia-Pacific broadcasters and producers for entries for the ABU CASBAA UNICEF Child Rights Award 2008.
The Award is made each year to the best television programming on children’s rights produced in the Asia-Pacific region. It recognizes the efforts of broadcasters in pursuing both the production of top quality children’s programming and better news coverage of children’s issues. There is only one category and one winner.
Programmes both for children 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 2007 and May 2008, and must be received by 30 June 2008. The Award will be presented at the 45th ABU General Assembly & Associated Meeting in Bali on 24 November 2008. The winner will be flown to Bali for the ceremony.
The ABU CASBAA UNICEF Child Rights Award has proved to be a tremendous success since its inception in 2001, last year attracting more than 60 entries from more than10 countries.
Eligible Countries (47 countries):
Afghanistan, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, DPR Korea, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, , Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Korea, Lao PDR, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, ,Marshal 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, Viet Nam
Please visit the Call for Entries page to download a copy of the entry form.
Further information on the Award, previous year’s winners and Rules and Regulations are also available on this site
Senior Communication Assistant
UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office
19 Phra Atit Road
Bangkok 10200 Thailand
Tel: (662) 356 9249
Fax: (662) 280 3563
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