(ICDB)

(ICDB)
Free Entry
06
/ Mar
Monday
2017

Free Entry

(ICDB)

Location
Calabar, Cross River State.
Venue
Hit Fm
Time
All Day

The International Children’s Day of Broadcasting was launched by UNICEF in 1991 in order to encourage broadcasters worldwide to create awareness for children issues. ICDB, celebrated for sixteen years on the first Sunday in December, was a day when broadcasters around the world “Tuned in to Kids”. Broadcasters would air quality programming for and about children. Over the years, children’s participation became a keystone of the ICDB. Broadcasters began to allow children to be part of the programming process, to talk about their hopes and dreams and share information with their peers.
Television and radio play a vital role in raising awareness of global issues. Television and radio also play a tremendous and very critical role in shaping children’s lives. UNICEF urges broadcasters to advance overall child development in their countries by producing documentaries that detail the plight of children, dramas that help break down gender stereotypes and reduce discrimination and animation that both teaches and entertains. Television and radio can become meaningful, positive media experiences for children and young people.
UNICEF encourages broadcasters to open airwaves to youth throughout the year, as the ICDB moves from being just one day to an overarching initiative to involve more young people in the media process.
Hit FM is giving the children of the Cross River State the opportunity to be the On Air Personalities for that day to celebrate the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting. On the 6th of March the OAP’S of Hit FM would take a day off so as to give the children the opportunity to take over the radio station to celebrate this great cause.