AIR programme on child labour bagged top prize at ABU Prizes

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Who: AIR programme on child labour
Where: Ankara, Turkey
What: Bagged first prize at Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Prizes 2015
When: 30 October 2015

All India Radio’s programme on child labour on 30 October 2015 bagged the first prize under the Community Service Announcement category at the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Prizes 2015.

The prize was announced at a function held at Ankara, Turkey, on the sidelines of 52nd ABU General Assembly and Associated Meetings.

The award comprises a prize worth 2000 US dollars along with a certificate and a statuette.

The programme was aired in Malayalam language and was titledNilkkam Ivarkkoppam, which means Stand Beside Them. The programme was a part of an initiative taken up by Biju Mathew, Programme Executive at AIR Thiruvananthapuram on behalf of All India Radio.

About Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) is a non-profit, professional association of broadcasting organisations. It was founded in 1964.

At present, the union has more than 275 member broadcasters in 68 countries spread across from Turkey in the west to Samoa in the east, and from Russia in the north to New Zealand in the south.

The ABU promotes the collective interests of television and radio broadcasters and encourages regional and international co-operation between broadcasters.