Child Rights Award 2017: A call to broadcasters

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KUALA LAMPUR/HONG KONG/BANGKOK/, 7 April 2017 - ABU, CASBAA and UNICEF are calling for entries for the 17th Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award from broadcasters and producers in the region.

Eligible countries in the CEE/CIS region include; Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Programmes 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 2016 and June 2017 and must be received by 30 June 2017.  The Award will be presented during the CASBAA Convention in Macau in early November 2017.

All eligible countries/territories include: 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.

This competition is open to all ABU and CASBAA members in the Asia-Pacific region. A full list of countries can be found on the website.

To join the competition, please submit your entries) online at https://goo.gl/vKWqd5

Brochure of this year’s Award: https://goo.gl/VXaCjK

For more information, please visit www.childrightsaward.org

Details on the Convention on the Rights of the Child can be found at www.unicef.org/crc

Note to editors:

Asia–Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)

ABU is a non-profit, non-government, professional association of broadcasting organizations, formed in 1964 to facilitate the development of broadcasting in the Asia–Pacific region. It provides a forum for promoting the collective interests of television and radio broadcasters and engages in activities to encourage regional and international cooperation between broadcasters. It currently has more than 260 members from 64 countries. It organizes activities and projects to promote excellence in broadcasting and to improve technical and programming skills of its members, including the ABU Children's TV Programme Item Exchange.

www.abu.org.my   

CASBAA

CASBAA is the association for the multichannel audiovisual content creation and distribution industry across Asia.

The CASBAA mission is to promote industry growth in the region.  In so doing, it seeks to:

Represent: via government advocacy and interaction with trade organisations

Inform: via conferences, roundtables, newsletters & publications

Connect: via networking opportunities and informal gatherings

www.casbaa.com

About UNICEF

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do.  Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

For information about UNICEF and its work for children visit www.unicef.org

For further information, please contact:

Hanizah Hamzah, ABU (Kuala Lumpur), + 603 22822480, hanizah@abu.org.my

Cynthia Wong, CASBAA (Hong Kong), + 852 3929 1711, Cynthia@casbaa.com

Kritsada Jirathun UNICEF (Bangkok), +66 2 356 92 49, kjirathun@unicef.org