International Children's Day of Broadcasting

11 – 12 Dec 2007

A day when broadcasters around the world “Tune in to Kids”.

Celebrated on the second Sunday of every December, broadcasters air quality programming for and about children. But most of all, they allow children to be part of the programming process, to talk about their hopes and dreams and share information with their peers.

The Day is a joint initiative of UNICEF and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Every year, thousands of broadcasters in more than a hundred countries take part in the day, celebrating it in ways that are as unique and special as children themselves.

Television and radio broadcasters continue to mark the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting with distinctive and dynamic programming produced in their own countries.

“After 14 successful years, we continue to view ICDB as an innovative way to increase children’s participation in the broadcasting industry.

We hope regional judging will strengthen the competition and lead to greater commitment from broadcasters towards children on the day itself and during the rest of the year.”

Dr. Sharad Sapra, UNICEF’s Director of Communication

UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, is a global champion for children’s rights which makes a lasting difference by working with communities and influencing governments.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – which sets out the right of all children to reach their full potential – is the foundation of all UNICEF’s in over 160 countries and territories to fulfil children’s rights to health and nutrition; education; emergency relief; protection; and water and sanitation. By working in partnership with others, from governments and teachers to youth groups and mothers, UNICEF is a driving force for people throughout the world working to ensure a better future for children.

For more information visit:

www.unicef.org/videoaudio/video_icdb.html

www.unicef.org/videoaudio/video_38486.html

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