Fuente. Lic. Ana Teresa Delgado de Marín
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AMMAN/DUBAI, Under the theme “The Impact of Conflict and Changes on Children in the Region,” UNICEF and CNN Arabic are calling journalists around the Middle East and North Africa to nominate work that best tells the story of children, their rights, challenges, dreams, aspirations and achievements.
“We’re delighted to relaunch this media award in partnership with CNN Arabic. This is a small tribute to journalists around the region who worked hard to raise awareness on children’s rights through the media” said Juliette Touma, Regional Chief of Communication with UNICEF.
Covering five categories, the call encourages young journalists from around the region to submit nominations in:
TV broadcasted news pieces
Print news articles
Social media including blogs and Vlogs
“This award aims at recognizing the role of young and bright journalists from the region who work tirelessly and professionally to tell what continues to be an under-reported story: children” said Caroline Faraj, CNN Vice President/ Arabic Services.
Over the past years and as conflict escalated in several countries around the region, millions of children and their families have been impacted. The number of children who are now in need of assistance is nearly 28 million.
Around the region, political turmoil combined with poverty and a decline in access to basic service has severely impacted children’s education. According to a UNICEF study, one in every four children in the region are either out of school or at risk of dropping out.
About UNICEF MENA
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life. It is this goal that has guided our work at the UNICEF Regional Office in the Middle East and North Africa since it was established in 1951.
Operating from Amman in Jordan, the Regional Office provides technical expertise, oversight and coordination for country offices around the region that is home to 157 million children.
UNICEF works in education, health and nutrition, children protection, adolescent development, water and sanitation, social policy and emergency response across conflict hit countries. Our work aims to fulfill the solemn promise to the children of the world contained in the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child.
About CNN in the Middle East
CNN is the leading international news brand in the Middle East (EMS Middle East June 2012). CNN Arabic digital services, has been based out of Dubai since January 2002, while its CNN Abu Dhabi bureau opened in November 2009. Its programming remit from the region includes the weekday show ‘Connect the World with Becky Anderson, and the nightly ‘Global Exchange’ programme. CNN’s regional bureaux also include Beirut, Cairo.
UNICEF Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa
P.O. Box 1551 Amman 11821 JordanAmman 11821