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Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award

The ABU, CASBAA and UNICEF are calling on Asia-Pacific broadcasters and producers for entries for the 2010 Child Rights Award.

The Award is given each year to the best television programme on children's rights produced in the Asia-Pacific region. It recognises the efforts of broadcasters in pursuing both the production of top quality children's programming and better coverage of children's issues.

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 June 2009 and May 2010 and must be received by 25 June 2010. The award will be presented during the ABU General Assembly on 19 October 2010 in Tokyo. The winner will be flown to Tokyo for the ceremony.

The ABU CASBAA UNICEF Child Rights Award has proved to be a tremendous success since its inception in 2001, last year attracting more than 60 entries from over 10 countries.

Eligible Countries:Afghanistan, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, DPR Korea, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Thailand, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Vietnam.
Download the Child Rights Award brochure and entry form
For further information, please contact:

Hanizah Hamzah: ABU (Kuala Lumpur), +603 2282 3592,
Anom Sani: ABU (Kuala Lumpur), +603 2282 3592,
Helen Shek/Katie Wong: CASBAA +852 2854 9913, /
Madeline Eisner: UNICEF Bangkok, +66 2 356 9406 or +66 1 8 701 4626
Kritsada Jirathun: UNICEF Bangkok, + 66 9 8 6993240,