Child Rights Award 2012: A Call to Broadcasters

CASBAA, ABU and UNICEF are calling for entries for the 12th Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award from broadcasters and producers in the region.

Programs 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 2011 and May 2012 and must be received by 8 June 2012. The Award will be presented during the ABU General Assembly in mid October 2012.

Past winners include:

    · 2011: Iori and Ibuki – Why We Were Born, by Japan’s Shizuoka Telecasting
    · 2010: Let Them Touch the Sky, by India’s the Smile Foundation
    · 2009: All I Need, by MTV EXIT
    · 2008: I-Witness: Child Beasts of Burden, by Philippine’s GMA Network Inc.
    · 2007: Children Left Behind, by Hong Kong’s Jade TVB
    · 2006: Conquering the Darkness – The Fight Against Memories of Abuse, by Japan’s Kansai Telecasting Corporation
    · 2005: Juvenile Injustice, by Philippine’s ABS-CBN Channel 2
    · 2004: Hong Kong Connection: Children In Need, by Radio Television Hong Kong
    · 2003: Angels in Prison, by Philippines’ GMA-7 Channel
    · 2002: Child Soldiers, by Radio Television Hong Kong
    · 2001: Children Will Grow, by Japan’s Mainichi Institute
Child Rights Award 2012
Child Rights Award 2012
Eligible countries/territories: Afghanistan, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, DPR Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand , Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Viet Nam.

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

For more information on Child Rights Award 2012, 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.

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