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Weekly Issue 291, 7 July 2006

1. UNICEF and OneWorld Radio are hosting a contest for HIV/AIDS radio features and public service announcements

UNICEF and OneWorld Radio are hosting a contest for radio features and public service announcements to raise HIV/AIDS awareness and highlight young people's participation in the media.

This year the competition runs until 1 October 2006. The winners will be announced in December 2006 in conjunction with the International Children's Day of Broadcasting (ICDB). To be eligible for the UNICEF/OneWorld Radio Prize, the radio piece must have been produced by youth (persons under 21 years of age) and broadcast on the radio or internet.

Entries must be about HIV and AIDS - prevention, education, the scope of the epidemic, youth work around the epidemic, etc. Entries can be produced in any language, anywhere in the world, but must be radio broadcast quality. There will be two kinds of entries accepted: Feature Stories: no longer than 6 minutes in length; PSAs or Spots: up to 60 seconds in length.

The winners will be featured on both the OneWorld Radio and UNICEF sites, and will be podcast by UNICEF Radio. The top winners in each category will receive new radio production equipment in the amount of approximately US$500 from UNICEF Radio, and the winners will be celebrated in a ceremony in conjunction with the ICDB.

For more information, visit or or contact:





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· AIDS Media Center
· The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
· International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
· International HIV/AIDS Alliance

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