Entries invited for Child Rights Award 2007

MUMBAI: The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (Casbaa) and Unicef have invited broadcasters and producers in the region to submit entries for the Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award 2007.

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 August 2006 and July 2007 and must be received by 10 August 2007. The award will be presented at the Casbaa Convention in Hong Kong on 2 November 2007. The winner will be flown to Hong Kong for the ceremony.

The ABU–Casbaa–Unicef Child Rights Award, launched in 2001, is given each year to the best television programming on a child rights issue produced in the Asia-Pacific region. It recognises the efforts of broadcasters in pursuing the production of top-quality children’s programming and better news coverage of children’s issues.

Conquering the Darkness – The Fight Against Memories of Abuse, by Japan’s Kansai Telecasting Corporation was the winner of the award in 2006.