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Winners of UNICEF-AROI Radio4Child Awards announced

The awards honoured radio professionals for their creative messaging on Routine Immunization and Child Sexual Abuse. MUMBAI, 10 May 2019: The third edition of the UNICEF-AROI Radio4Child Awards culminated in Mumbai today with winners selected from 152 entries. The awards, this year, honoured RJs for their innovative and thought-provoking programming across two themes – Routine Immunization (Measles Rubella campaign) and End Violence Against Children (Child Sexual Abuse). The event was graced by UNICEF Celebrity Advocate Kareena Kapoor Khan. “I am delighted to be associated with the #EveryChildAlive campaign initiated by UNICEF as it is using different and innovative mediums to communicate the importance of immunizing every child from life-threatening diseases. Having had personal experience with the medium of Radio I think it is an excellent channel to educate young families, the youth and marginalized communities on the importance of vaccination. Also as a mother, I understand the importance of Immunization in giving every child a healthy start and I look forward to supporting UNICEF in spreading this important message.” Ms Kareena Kapoor Khan said. The awards are a culmination of capacity-building workshops by UNICEF and AROI for All India Radio and private FM radio professionals to help them integrate meaningful, appealing radio jingles or talk shows on the critical messages related to vaccination and other child issues. The Unicef Aroi partnership over the last 5 years has resulted in creative, effective and trained communication on immunization, the lack of which was resulting in over 5000 child deaths a day five years back. The number has now fallen by over 80 percent and we congratulate all the stakeholder in UN and India - who helped this happen. We hope that this will fall further to near zero levels in the next year or so. The winners were picked by a select jury which included personalities from academia, the radi...


UNICEF launches #VaccinesWork campaign to inspire support for vaccines

NEW YORK, 18 April 2019 – UNICEF is launching a new global campaign on 24 April to emphasize the power and safety of vaccines among parents and wider social media users. The campaign will run alongside World Immunization Week from 24 to 30 April to spread the message that together communities, including parents, can protect everyone through vaccines. #VaccinesWork has long been used to bring together immunization advocates online. This year, UNICEF is partnering with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization (WHO), and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance to encourage even greater reach. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will contribute USD$ 1 to UNICEF for every like or share of social media posts using the hashtag #VaccinesWork in April, up to USD$1 million, to ensure all children get the life-saving vaccines they need. Vaccines save up to 3 million lives yearly, protecting children from potentially deadly, highly infectious diseases such as measles, pneumonia, cholera, and diphtheria. Thanks to vaccines, fewer people died from measles between 2000 and 2017 and polio is on the verge of being eradicated. Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective health tool ever invented – every USD$1 spent on childhood immunization returns up to USD$44 in benefits. “We want the awareness that #VaccinesWork to go viral,” said Robin Nandy, UNICEF’s Chief of Immunization. “Vaccines are safe, and they save lives. This campaign is an opportunity to show the world that social media can be a powerful force for change and provide parents with trustworthy information on vaccines.” The campaign is part of a global, week-long celebration under the theme, Protected Together: Vaccines Work, to honour Vaccine Heroes – from parents and community members to health workers and innovators. “More children than ever before are being reached with vaccines today,” said Violaine Mitchell, Interim...


Auction of Batch 3 of FM Phase III.

22 March 2018. Cabinet Approves Auction of Batch 3 of FM Phase III. Cabinet has approved auctions of 683 Radio Stations in 236 cities in India under FM Phase III policy of Government of India. ...


AAAI AROI sign memorandum of understanding 16 Mar 2018

Advertising Agencies Association of India and Association of Radio Operators for India signed a memorandum of understanding for working towards growth of advertising in radio as well as developing standard operating procedures for credit control and collections. ...


Batch 2 Auctions of Phase 3 Announced

The Notice Inviting Applications for Batch 2 of Phase 3 Auctions have been announced. 266 frequencies in 92 cities have been put up for auctions. The NIA document is available at...

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