TV, radio shows by Doordarshan and AIR win ABU-UNESCO Peace Media Awards
The awards were given under the ‘Together for Peace’ (T4P) initiative
TV and Radio shows produced by Doordarshan and All India Radio received multiple awards at the ABU - UNESCO Peace Media Awards 2021 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last week.
'DEAFinitely Leading the Way', a programme by Doordarshan, won an award under the ‘Living Well with Super Diversity’ category.
On the other hand, All India Radio’s programme ‘Living on the edge – The coastal lives’ won an award in the category of ‘Ethical & Sustainable Relationship with Nature’, said the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting on Monday.
Doordarshan's 'DEAFinitely Leading the Way' talks about the inspiring journey of a specially-abled child. The purpose of the documentary is to motivate specially-abled persons to live their life with dignity.
The documentary was produced and directed by Pradeep Agnihotri, Programme Executive, Doordarshan, Delhi.
All India Radio series 'Living on the edge – The coastal lives' explores life for fishing communities living on the edge in Visakhapatnam, a coastal town on the shores of the Bay of Bengal.
This programme was devised and produced by Monika Gulati, Programme Executive, All India Radio, Delhi.
The awards were given on November 17 by UNESCO in collaboration with Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) under the ‘Together for Peace’ (T4P) initiative.
More than 100 inspiring stories of individuals and communities were received from 33 countries across 5 continents. The competition was open for Radio, TV, and digital platforms.
The ABU-UNESCO T4P Media Awards highlight and promote crucial role of independent, ethical journalism and citizens’ media literacy for building positive peace in human minds.
The awards honour innovative and creative content, which informs and educates audiences on best practices of building positive peace that have increasing urgency in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and building back better from the COVID-19 pandemic.