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NEWS / CALL FOR ENTRIES: Entries invited for UNICEF media awards focusing on children’s plight and rights

Thursday, 6 October 2011

DUBAI: The Middle East and North Africa (Mena) office of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is now accepting entries for the "5th Regional Media Awards 2012.

The competition was recently launched in Dubai, when UNICEF regional director Shahida Azfar and regional goodwill ambassador Mahmoud Kabil, along with media representatives, as well as humanitarian and development experts, shared experiences and ideas to propagate the rights and privileges of Mena children, at the "7th Regional Media Forum" held at Al Morooj Rotana Hotel.

In an interview, Azfar acknowledged the important role of the media in bringing into focus real situations on the ground.

She said continuous lobbying must be done to achieve a much better world for the youth in this part of the world, even if "improvements" have been made in the fields of education, particularly girls education, infant mortality, female circumcision, and welfare.

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