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Media Award to celebrate children’s right in Bangladesh

Thursday 13 October 2016, by SIGNIS

Dhaka, October, 13th, 2016 (UNICEF). The 12th Meena Media Awards, which celebrate excellence in creative media and journalism to promote child rights in Bangladesh, were celebrated last week. UNICEF Bangladesh honoured 48 media professionals for their outstanding contribution in championing the rights of children.

As every year, UNICEF Bangladesh has organized this competition to encourage the journalists and broadcasters to highlight the child rights issues in media. This year, journalists, creative writers, television and radio programme producers, photographers and videographers were honoured.

Broadly divided into ‘creative’ and ‘journalistic’ categories, entries have been sought from print and broadcast media. In the 13 categories, each winner was given Tk 50,000 while those securing 2nd and 3rd positions were given Tk 25,000 and Tk 15,000 respectively.

This year, eleven eminent judges drawn from literature, journalism, academia, film, photography and documentary sectors have deliberated over many quality entries.

At the ceremony, the Minister for Ministry of Information H E Mr. Hasanul Haq Inu, MP and Mr. Dzidula Masiku, on behalf of UNICEF Bangladesh, handed over the crest, award money and certificate to the winners.

The ‘Meena Media Award’ was launched in 2005 to celebrate excellence in creative media and journalism in both print and broadcast streams.

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