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UNESCO receives award from Association for International Broadcasting

08-09-2005 (Paris)
UNESCO receives award from Association for International Broadcasting
“The New Beginning” (India)
The Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) has granted the Award for the Best Youth/Children’s Television Programme for an International Audience to UNESCO’s Reel Intercultural Dialogue short film “The New Beginning” (India).
Yesterday, the Permanent Delegate of the United Kingdom to UNESCO, Timothy Craddock, delivered the Award to UNESCO’s Assistant Director General for Communication and Information, Abdul Waheed Khan, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

The AIB announced the winners of its international broadcasting awards at its Regional Media Leaders Forum in London on 15 July. More than 60 entries from broadcasters and technology providers in every continent were submitted to the Awards’ jury. The three winners were UNESCO for The New Beginning in the Television Category, BBC News for Crossing Continents/Assignment in the Radio Category, and APTN for APTN Direct in the Technology Category.

Ambassador Craddock expressed his wish that this prize helps those who made this project possible to continue with this type of successful initiatives and valuable work. He requested UNESCO to convey his words of encouragement and support to the young directors and production teams involved in this international effort to promote intercultural dialogue.

Conceptualized by UNESCO in the aftermath of September 11 and launched in 2002, the Reel Intercultural Dialogue project provided an opportunity to young filmmakers to express their views on the current international context and the lack of and need for dialogue among different communities and cultures. Finalized in early 2004, the films have been broadcast by some 100 television channels and showcased by close to 50 international film festivals in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, being awarded several important prizes. The short films have also been distributed to 150 television and cinema schools. The total audience for the series can be easily estimated at several millions of people.
UNESCO receives award from Association for International Broadcasting “The New Beginning” (India)

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