UNESCO-ABU Peace Media Awards 2021


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    • TV and Radio shows produced by Doordarshan and All India Radio respectively received multiple awards at the recently held ABU – UNESCO Peace Media Awards 2021 at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.


    • All India Radio’s programme ‘Living on the edge – The coastal lives’ won an award in the category of ‘Ethical and Sustainable Relationship with Nature’.
      • It explores life for fishing communities living on the edge of Visakhapatnam. 
      • This programme was devised and produced by Monika Gulati, Programme Executive of All India Radio in Delhi.
    • Doordarshan’s programme “DEAFinitely Leading the Way won an award under the ‘Living Well with Super Diversity’ category.
      • It 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 of Doordarshan in Delhi. 

    About  ABU-UNESCO T4P Media Awards

    • The awards are given by UNESCO in collaboration with Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union under the ‘Together for Peace’ (T4P) initiative undertaken by the UNESCO Asia – Pacific Regional Office and supported by the Government of Japan.  
    • T4P Media Awards highlight the crucial role of independent and ethical journalism, combined with Media Information and Literacy and critical thinking of citizens for peace-building and promoting understanding within and between countries.
    • 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.