ABOUT TELENOR NEWS NEWS AND PRESS RELEASES UNICEF REWARDS JOURNALISTS FOR ETHICAL REPORTING ON CHILDREN AND CHILDREN'S RIGHTS
Unicef Rewards Journalists for Ethical Reporting on Children and Children's Rights
November 20, 2008 – The UNICEF office in Serbia has today, on the day marking the Universal Children’s Day, granted awards to journalists for quality and highly ethical reporting on children and their rights for the fifth time. This year, Telenor has joined in as a partner and provided special awards - Nokia N96 mobile phone, for rewarded journalists.
More than 40 articles, radio and TV reports of 30 authors have competed and the winners are Mirjana Jakab for an article titled “Child with disability victim of incest as well”, published in the Građanski list, and Jelena Marinković for a report titled “White colour walls”, broadcast at TV Pirot.
The jury has consisted of the following members: Dr Snježana Milivojević, a professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, Dragan Janjić, Assistant Minister of Culture of the Republic of Serbia, Đorđe Vlajić, a BBC journalist, Ljubomir Pejaković, an advisor to the Minister of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Serbia, and Jadranka Milanović, a media consultant of the UNICEF in Serbia.
Media reports have been evaluated upon the criteria of promoting children’s rights and general professional standards of reporting in journalism, including quality of reporting, ethics, public benefit, and whether material can be considered an initiator of positive changes in the society and its norms.