UNICEF gives the awards for outstanding commitment to the ICDB by television and radio broadcasters, and encourages young people to get involved in television and radio broadcasting.
The 2009 ICDB theme, "Unite for Children: Tune in to Kids," asked children to explore what they care about and what are their values, fears and dreams.
The winner of the 2009 ICDB Awards will be announced at an awards ceremony dinner at The Modern on November 10, 2009 in New York.
"We are thrilled with broadcasters' dedication to the ICDB and children's programming," said Stephen Cassidy, Chief of UNICEF's Internet, Broadcast and Image Section.
The ICDB Regional Prizes for radio went to Radio Justiga (Brazil, "Sintonize as Criangas na Radio Justica"), EUCHIRA (Germany, "Kids from Germany Meet Kids from the Balkans"), Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (Ghana, "UNIIQ Curious Minds / Gems of our Time"), TRAXXfm, Radio Televisyen Malaysia ("Tune in to Kids") and Maputaland Community Radio Station (South Africa, "Zisize Children's Radio Project").
Of course men are just as likely to suffer from ICDB
as women, but, significantly, we are far less delusional about it.