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Shows produced by Doordarshan & AIR Won ABU-UNESCO T4P Media Awards 2021 at Malaysia

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All India Radio and Doordarshan win multiple awards at ABU - UNESCO Peace Media Awards

‘Living on the edge – The coastal lives’ and DEAFinitely Leading the Way produced by All India Radio(AIR) and Doordarshan respectively have won the ABU – UNESCO Together for Peace (T4P) Media Awards 2021 held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 17th November 2021.

The awards were presented by Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) under the ‘Together for Peace’ (T4P) initiative.

  • ‘Living on the edge – The coastal lives’ won the award under Radio Ethical & sustainable Relationship with Nature category and DEAFinitely Leading the Way won the award under TV Living well with Super diversity category.

AIR and Doordarshan:

i.’Living on the edge – The coastal lives’ of AIR explore the life of the fishermen community living in Visakhapatnam.

  • The program was produced by Monika Gulati, Programme Executive of All India Radio in Delhi.

ii.DEAFinitely Leading the Way of Doordarshan is a program on the journey of a specially-abled child which aims to motivate the specially-abled persons to live their life with dignity.

  • This was produced and directed by Pradeep Agnihotri, Programme Executive of Doordarshan in Delhi.

Winners of ABU-UNESCO T4P Media Awards 2021:

Category Programme  Organisations
Transformative education  William Yip: My Dream is to make drama accessible for all China Media Group- China Radio International
Living well with Super diversity Tongue Tied and Fluent Masako Fukui & Sheila Pham Independent producers(Australia)
Ethical & sustainable Relationship with Nature Living on the Edge – the Coastal lives  All India Radio(AIR)
Transformative education Women at the forefront for the prevention of violent extremism Media Women 4Peace, Cameroon
Living well with Super diversity  DEAFinitely Leading the Way  Doordarshan India
Ethical & sustainable Relationship with Nature 23.5degree Rhythm of the Earth: ep2. Lower and lower Korean Broadcasting System
Digital Content
Transformative education BOSAI Web NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation
Living well with Super diversity Walking Together Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Ethical & sustainable Relationship with Nature Can Desalination solve the global water crisis  Deutsche Welle, Germany

T4P Media Awards:

i.The T4P Media Awards was launched by ABU with the support of the UNESCO Bangkok Office.

ii.The broadcasting organisations, production houses and independent producers from across the world are eligible to participate in the competition.

iii.The award honours innovative and creative Radio, TV and Digital Media content, that creates awareness about the best practices of building positive peace in three critical areas that plays a major role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and “building back better” from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The sub Categories for each of the Radio, TV and Digital Content categories:

  • Transformative Education
  • Living in harmony with nature, including coping with climate change and biodiversity loss
  • Living well with diversity, fostering human flourishing and intercultural understanding

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About Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU):

Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) is the biggest broadcasting union in the world.

Acting President– Yang Sung Dong
Secretary-General– Dr Javad Mottaghi
Established in 1964
Members– 250
Headquarters– Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia