UNESCO ABU Peace Media Awards for the year 2021 was announced on November 22, 2021, and the winner of the award this year is Doordarshan and All India Radio. This is one of the most important media prizes in the Asia-Pacific region and candidates who are appearing for various competitive examinations and government examinations can expect questions from this section as this is an important current affairs topic. Here are the details that you need to know about the UNESCO ABU Media Peace Prize and the details regarding the winner of the year 2021.
UNESCO ABU Peace Media Prize
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. UNESCO has collaborated with the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union( ABU) in the year 2021 for initiating UNESCO ABU Peace Media Prize. This award is formed under the ‘Together for Peace’ (T4P) initiative. This award highlight and promote the crucial role of ethical & independent journalism and citizens’ media literacy in order to build positive peace in human minds. Positive peace does not only mean the absence of conflicts & war but striving for equitable & fair societies having sustainable relations with the environment.
For the year 2021, Doordarshan and All India Radio won multiple awards at UNESCO ABU Peace Media Prize. These multiple awards showcase the quality of content created by Prasar Bharathi and also the quality of the TV shows and the radio shows. The given below are the programs from Doordarshan and All India Radio that won the UNESCO ABU Peace Media Prize in 2021.
- Programme ‘DEAFinitely Leading the Way’ of Doordarshan won the award under the ‘Living Well with Super Diversity’ category.
This program is about the inspiring journey of a specially-abled child. The purpose of this program is to motivate specially-abled persons to live their life with dignity. It was produced and directed by the Programme Executive of Doordarshan Delhi, Mr. Pradeep Agnihotri.
- All India Radio’s program called ‘Living on the edge – The coastal lives’ won the award in the ‘Ethical & Sustainable Relationship with Nature’ category.
This series by All India Radio explores life for fishing communities who are living on the edge of Visakhapatnam. The series was devised and produced by the Programme Executive of All India Radio, Delhi, Ms. Monika Gulati.
Together for Peace (T4P) Initiative
Together for Peace (T4P) is an initiative under UNESCO with Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Thailand’s Ministry of Education. The main aim of this initiative is to build and sustain ‘positive peace’ in the Asia Pacific region.
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