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Source: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
29 June 2010

UNICEF honoured for short film on 'Protecting Childhood' in Occupied Palestinian Territory

2010 Communicator Award of Excellence

NEW YORK, 28 June 2010 – UNICEF has been honoured for its coverage of the challenges facing Palestinian children in ‘Protecting Childhood’, a short film that recently won the 2010 Communicator Award of Excellence, sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts.

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“The Award of Excellence, our highest honour, is given to those entries whose ability to communicate puts them among the best in the field,” said an Academy spokesperson.

UNICEF won its award in the charitable/non-profit category.

‘Protecting Childhood’ was commissioned by the European Union as part of a multimedia project highlighting its partnership with UNICEF in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Produced by Chris Niles and edited by John Mims, both of UNICEF, the five-minute documentary focuses on helping Palestinian children and their families cope with the conflict and violence that affect their daily lives.

Creative excellence

The Communicator Awards, now in their 16th year, are part of a leading international programme honouring creative excellence for communications professionals. The programme receives more than 7,000 entries, making this one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.

The International Academy of the Visual Arts is an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from media, communications, advertising and marketing firms. Members include executives from organizations such as Alloy Entertainment, Coach, Disney, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Estee Lauder Inc., MTV Networks, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sotheby's Institute of Art, Wired Magazine, and Yahoo!

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