UNICEF announces 2011 ICDB Award nominees
Saturday 01 Oct 2011
UNICEF announced the nominees for the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Awards yesterday. The awards are given by UNICEF for outstanding commitment to the ICDB by television and radio broadcasters.
The winner of the 2011 ICDB Awards will be announced by the UNICEF Headquarters in New York on 5 December.
The nominees each won a regional competition and now go on to compete for global honours. This year’s nominees come from Andorra, Bangladesh, China, India, Iran, Mexico, Nepal, South Africa, Togo and Uganda. Each represents the best work produced in 2010 for the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting.
The 2011 ICDB theme was “Girls Are… Boys Are…” and asked children to talk about children’s rights and their importance.
The ICDB Regional Prizes for television went to ATN Bangla (Bangladesh, Dismantling Discrimination), C7 Sistema Jalisciense de Radio y TV (Mexico, Rosa o Azul), Télévision Togolaise (Togo, A Nous la Planete) and Step Television (Uganda, Cool Kids (Boys Are, Girls Are).
The ICDB Regional Prizes for radio went to Unió Ràdio del Pirineu (Andorra, Hora L / IK+), Office de Radiodiffusion et télévision y Radio du Bénin (Quand les enfants prennent la parole…), Radio Beijing Corporation (China, We are Different, We are the Best), All India Radio (Joy-Live), Salamat Radio (Iran, My Child), C7 Sistema Jalisciense de Radio y TV (Mexico, La Barra Infantil), National Radio (Nepal, Saathi Sang Manka Kura, produced by Equal Access Nepal) and Maputaland Community Radio Station (South Africa, Boys Are, Girls Are).