Thursday, 16 April 2009

[creative-radio] Digest Number 2611

There are 6 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Kielburger from Canada & 22 million children's prize
From: George Lessard

2. Jordanian Princess to open journalism school
From: George Lessard

3. FIJI: Regime shuts ABC's FM radio stations
From: George Lessard

4. Making a Difference: We Are All Affected - South Africa
From: George Lessard

5a. Radio Jobs Postings at NCRA.CA
From: George Lessard

6. Zimbawe: ZBH set to launch community radio stations
From: George Lessard


Messages
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1. Kielburger from Canada & 22 million children's prize
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:02 am ((PDT))

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Subject: Kielburger from Canada & 22 million children's prize
From: "World's Children's Prize" <wcprcpress@CHILDRENSWORLD.ORG>
Date: Wed, April 15, 2009 08:53
To: PRESS_CHILDRENSWORLD@LSV.PI.SE
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Press release!

Children in Canada will take part in the decision
Craig Kielburger from Canada
could be Decade Child Rights Hero
for 22 million children

22 million children in 50,000 schools in 94 countries are behind the
World's Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child (WCPRC), many of
them in Canada. This year the prize will be awarded for the tenth time.
The 13 prize candidates include Craig Kielburger from Canada, Nelson
Mandela, murdered carpet factory slave Iqbal Masih and saviour of child
sex slaves Somaly Mam. Millions of children will participate in this
year's Global Vote to decide who will be the Decade Child Rights Hero.
On the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the
Child, 20 November, the children will reveal their chosen prize
laureate.

Since the year 2000, the World's Children's Prize has awarded
children's prestigious prizes for outstanding efforts for the rights of
the child. The prize money has contributed to giving tens of thousands
of the world's most vulnerable children a better life. So far, 27 prize
laureates have received prizes and have become role models for children
all over the world. Thirteen of these are candidates in the children's
next Global Vote, which will determine their Decade Child Rights Hero.
(see list below).

World's largest rights-based educational programme
The WCPRC is the world's largest educational programme for young people
on the rights of the child, democracy, the environment and global
friendship. The WCRPC programme empowers children, giving them hope for
the future and the chance to demand respect for their rights. It is
carried out in cooperation with more than 50,000 teachers, as well as
almost 500 organisations, departments of education and youth media
projects.

Millions of vulnerable children participate
Millions of children learn about their rights and democracy through the
World's Children's Prize. They include former child soldiers, debt
slaves and street children. Children who have lost their parents to
AIDS, genocide or in the Asian tsunami, and children who live in
dictatorships, have also found out about their rights through the
World's Children's Prize. The prize magazine, The Globe, and the
website, www.worldschildrensprize.org, is produced in 11 languages,
including Arabic and Farsi (Persian). The magazine is smuggled into
villages in Burma and is read by former child soldiers in eastern
Democratic Republic of Congo, like 15-year-old Furaha:
"When I was twelve years old and a soldier, all I knew was death,
violence and war. Now I have participated in the World's Children's
Prize and in the Global Vote for our rights. Before I read The Globe I
had no idea that we children had the right to protection and a good
life."
Furaha was one of the 6.6 million children who took part in the Global
Vote in 2008.

Mandela and the Queen of Sweden
The patrons of the World's Children's Prize include Nelson Mandela,
Queen Silvia of Sweden, Nobel Prize laureates José Ramos Horta and
Joseph Stiglitz, former Executive Director of Unicef Carol Bellamy,
former UN Under-Secretary-General Olara Otunnu, and supermodel and
refugee Alek Wek.
The World's Children's Prize is supported by Sida (the Swedish
International Development Cooperation Agency), Save the Children
Sweden, the Swedish Postcode Lottery, the Surve Family Foundation,
Radiohjälpen, Altor, AstraZeneca, eWork, Banco Fonder and the Folke
Bernadotte Academy.
In June 2008, the World's Children's Prize was called 'the most
important communication initiative on the planet' by the International
Association of Business Communicators, with 16,000 members in 65
countries.
The Decade Child Rights Hero will receive one million Swedish kronor
(125,000 USD) for use in his/her work for the rights of the child.

High-res pictures under PRESS at www.worldschildrensprize.org. Video
footage available on request.
Contact: Magnus Bergmar, +46 (0)159-129 00, +46 (0)70-515 58 39
magnus.bergmar@worldschildrensprize.org


The 13 candidates for Decade Child Rights Hero

Iqbal Masih, Pakistan (posthumously)
Iqbal was a debt slave in a carpet factory. When he was set free he
fought for the rights of debt slave children. He was killed on 16 April
1995.

Asfaw Yemiru, Ethiopia
Asfaw was a street child at the age of 9. At 14, he opened his first
school for street children underneath an oak tree. Since then he has
devoted over 50 years to giving underprivileged children the chance to
go to school.

Nkosi Johnson, South Africa (posthumously)
Nkosi fought for the rights of children with HIV and AIDS up until his
death at the age of 12.

Maiti Nepal
Maiti fights the trafficking of poor girls from Nepal to India, where
they are forced to work as slaves in brothels. Maiti also helps girls
who have been affected by trafficking.

Maggy Barankitse, Burundi
Maggy has, over 15 years, saved tens of thousands of orphaned children
in war-torn Burundi and given them a home, love, schooling and a
hospital.

James Aguer, Sudan
James has, over 20 years, freed thousands of kidnapped children from
slave work in Sudan. James has been imprisoned 33 times and four of his
colleagues have been murdered.

Prateep Ungsongtham Hata, Thailand
Prateep was a child worker at the age of ten. Since starting her first
school at the age of 16, she has spent 40 years fighting to give the
neediest children the chance to go to school.

Dunga Mothers, Kenya
Twenty mothers in Kenya, who for the past 12 years, have been fighting
to enable AIDS orphans in their village to go to school, have a home,
food, love, and have their own rights respected.

Nelson Mandela, South Africa and Graça Machel, Mozambique
Mandela for his life-long struggle for equal rights for all children in
South Africa and his work to defend their rights. Machel for her
25-year-long fight for the rights of vulnerable children in Mozambique,
in particular girls' rights.

Craig Kielburger, Canada
At the age of 12, Craig founded Free The Children. He fights for young
people's right to make their voices heard and to liberate children from
poverty and violations of their rights.

AOCM, Rwanda
AOCM consists of 6000 people orphaned by the genocide in Rwanda, who
help each other to survive by sharing food, clothes, schooling, homes,
healthcare and love.

Betty Makoni, Zimbabwe
Betty started working when she was five years old and was subjected to
abuse at the age of six. Through the Girl Child Network, she empowers
girls to demand respect for their rights. She supports girls who are
subjected to abuse and protects others from assault, forced marriage
and trafficking.

Somaly Mam, Cambodia
After being a sex slave as a child, Somaly has spent the last 13 years
liberating girls from sex slavery and giving them rehabilitation and
education. She was punished for her work when her 14-year-old daughter
was kidnapped, drugged, raped, and sold to a brothel.

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2. Jordanian Princess to open journalism school
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:04 am ((PDT))

Jordanian Princess to open journalism school
Posted on: 13/04/2009 Basic Journalism Region: Middle East and North Africa

A new journalism school will soon be opened in Amman, Jordan, by Princess
Rym Ali of Jordan. The Jordan Media Institute will be similar to the
princess's alma mater, Columbia University's Graduate School of
Journalism.

The Institute is funded by Jordanians, the European Union, Zain telecom,
advertising agency Saachi and others who have contributed money and
in-kind services to establish an Arabic-language program tailored to the
highest international standards.

The princess, formerly a CNN reporter known as Rym Brahimi, told the
Huffington Post that there was a need for a process that structured
learning techniques and skills as well as hammered ethics into
practitioners, since ethics were a problem worldwide.

For more information about the Jordan Media Institute, see this video
advertisement, or click here.

https://www.ijnet.org/ijnet/training_opportunities/jordanian_princess_to_open_journalism_school

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3. FIJI: Regime shuts ABC's FM radio stations
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:10 am ((PDT))

---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: [Pacific_media_watch] 6121 FIJI: Regime shuts ABC's FM radio
stations
From: "Pacific Media Watch nius" <pacific_media_watch@lists.apc.org.au>
Date: Wed, April 15, 2009 08:11
To: "Pacific Media Watch" <pacific_media_watch@lists.apc.org.au>
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Title – 6121 FIJI: Regime shuts ABC's FM radio stations
Date – 15 April 2009
Byline – None
Origin – Pacific Media Watch
Source – The Australian, 15/04/09
Copyright – TA
Status – Unabridged
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FRANK BAINIMARAMA SHUTS ABC'S FM RADIO STATIONS IN FIJI
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25337381-601,00.html

SYDNEY (TA Online/Pacific Media Watch): Frank Bainimarama's military
regime is forcing the ABC to shut down its radio transmitters in Fiji
to limit "negative" reports about the government's undemocratic rule.

The broadcaster says it has been ordered to close its FM relay stations
in the capital, Suva, and in the tourist town of Nadi.

"Local sources have since confirmed Radio Australia is off the air in
both locations," the ABC said.

However, it is still able to broadcast in the troubled country on its
shortwave transmitter.

Coup leader Bainimarama believes freedom of speech causes trouble and
must be curbed to allow the military government to do its work.

In an attempt to justify tough restrictions on local and international
media reporting of recent political upheaval in the island nation,
Commodore Bainimarama said he did not like to hear opposition to his
plans.

"We want to come up with these reforms and the last thing we want to do
is have opposition to these reforms throughout," he told Radio New
Zealand today.

"So that is the reason we've come up with the emergency regulations."

His comments follow Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum's rejection of
Australia's criticism of the purge of Fiji's judiciary.

"The new judges will be just as independent as the old judges,"
Sayed-Khaiyum told The Australian.

Commodore Bainimarama has assumed greater power in recent days after
the abrogation of the constitution following a Court of Appeal ruling
that his government was illegal.

An information vacuum exists after he imposed severe coverage
restrictions on local media and expelled all Australian and New Zealand
journalists from the country.

Asked about every country's need to have open and free discussions,
Commodore Bainimarama said: "Not in Fiji".

"The circumstances have changed," he said.

"We (the government) now decide what needs to be done for our country."

He said freedom of speech had caused trouble in the past and was the
reason for the political upheaval in the past few days.

"That was how we came up with what has happened in the last few days,"
he said.

Fiji's central bank announced on Wednesday that its dollar has been
devalued by 20 percent with the latest political crisis.

The devaluation was announced by new Reserve Bank governor Sada Reddy
soon after he was installed by the military-led government.

It comes a day after the dismissal of former governor Savenaca Narube
and the introduction of exchange controls to prevent the flight of
capital.

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4. Making a Difference: We Are All Affected - South Africa
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:15 am ((PDT))

Making a Difference: We Are All Affected - South Africa

This programme used the medium of community radio to share information about
HIV/AIDS with South African listeners and to stimulate discussion about
related
issues in local languages. The producers identified characters and
subjects to
interview, and then produced a 20-minute backbone programme on each of the
project's
12 themes; participating stations were required to broadcast each theme
over a
4-week period. In the first week, a one-minute promotional spot
summarising the
programme's key point and acting as a "teaser" was aired. The main backbone
programme followed in the second week. During the third week, the stations
again
played the teaser. In the last week of the month they broadcast a
programme that
they produced locally, which covered the same issues raised in the backbone
programme. As suggested by this final step in the process
(community-radio-based
production), the information that was shared is meant to be translated
into local
action. To stimulate this proces!
s, the participating stations listened to the programmes with
community-based
reference groups. It is through this group listening and exchange that the
issues
raised in the programme were discussed and ideas for local angles were
pursued.
Contact: Shepi Mati smati@idasa.org.za
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/132070/347


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5a. Radio Jobs Postings at NCRA.CA
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:24 am ((PDT))

---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: [ncralist] Jobs Postings at NCRA.CA
From: "ncra/anrec" <magnus@ncra.ca>
Date: Wed, April 15, 2009 05:46
To: ncralist@ncra.ca
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The following jobs openings have been posted at
http://www.ncra.ca.

PROGRAM-VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
VoicePrint
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Closing Date: 17 April, 2009

You can view the complete posting at:
http://www.ncra.ca/business/JobPostings/dspJobPostingsDetail.cfm?ID=82848

Posted: 4 April, 2009


FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR
Vancouver Cooperative Radio CFRO 102.7 FM
Location: Vancouver, BC
Closing Date: 17 April, 2009

You can view the complete posting at:
http://www.ncra.ca/business/JobPostings/dspJobPostingsDetail.cfm?ID=82897

Posted: 6 April, 2009


FUNDING DRIVE AND SPECIAL EVENT COORDINATOR
CJSW Radio
Location: Calgary, AB
Closing Date: 27 April, 2009

You can view the complete posting at:
http://www.ncra.ca/business/JobPostings/dspJobPostingsDetail.cfm?ID=82789

Posted: 1 April, 2009

FESTIVAL COORDINATOR
CJSW Radio
Location: Calgary, AB
Closing Date: 27 April, 2009

You can view the complete posting at:
http://www.ncra.ca/business/JobPostings/dspJobPostingsDetail.cfm?ID=82790

Posted: 1 April, 2009


NEWS AND SPOKEN WORD COORDINATOR
CJSW Radio
Location: Calgary, AB
Closing Date: 27 April, 2009

You can view the complete posting at:
http://www.ncra.ca/business/JobPostings/dspJobPostingsDetail.cfm?ID=82791

Posted: 1 April, 2009


MULTICULTURAL COORDINATOR
CJSW Radio
Location: Calgary, AB
Closing Date: 27 April, 2009

You can view the complete posting at:
http://www.ncra.ca/business/JobPostings/dspJobPostingsDetail.cfm?ID=82792

Posted: 1 April, 2009


LIBRARIAN - RELOCATION COORDINATOR
CJSW Radio
Location: Calgary, AB
Closing Date: 27 April, 2009

You can view the complete posting at:
http://www.ncra.ca/business/JobPostings/dspJobPostingsDetail.cfm?ID=82793

Posted: 1 April, 2009


PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
CJSW Radio
Location: Calgary, AB
Closing Date: 27 April, 2009

You can view the complete posting at:
http://www.ncra.ca/business/JobPostings/dspJobPostingsDetail.cfm?ID=82794

Posted: 1 April, 2009


SUMMER PROMOTIONS COORDINATOR
CJSW Radio
Location: Calgary, AB
Closing Date: 27 April, 2009

You can view the complete posting at:
http://www.ncra.ca/business/JobPostings/dspJobPostingsDetail.cfm?ID=82795

Posted: 1 April, 2009


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6. Zimbawe: ZBH set to launch community radio stations
Posted by: "George Lessard" mediamentor@gmail.com themediamentor
Date: Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:08 am ((PDT))

Zimbawe: ZBH set to launch community radio stations
By Andy Sennitt
In a desperate move to continue dominating the airwaves, Zimbabwe
Broadcasting Holdings is reportedly planning to introduce two community
radio stations and a television channel soon, before the commissioning of
the much awaited ...
<
http://blogs.rnw.nl/medianetwork/zimbawe-zbh-set-to-launch-community-radio-stations
>


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