1 April 2017, Kuala Lumpur/ Hong Kong/Bangkok/ – ABU, CASBAA and UNICEF are calling for entries for the 17th Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award from broadcasters and producers in the region.
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.
Eligible countries/territories: 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
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.
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
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects.
UNICEF East Asia and Pacific: www.unicef.org/eapro
UNICEF South Asia: www.unicef.org/rosa
For further information, please contact:
Hanizah Hamzah ABU (Kuala Lumpur), + 603 22822480,
Cynthia Wong: CASBAA (Hong Kong), + 852 3929 1711,
Kritsada Jirathun: UNICEF (Bangkok), +66 2 356 92 49