UNESCO, CEMCA honor young filmmakers

UNESCO and the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), organized an event to congratulate the winners of the ninth edition of the Community Radio Video Challenge (CRVC ) on 13 April, at the India International Centre, New Delhi. The theme of the CRVC 2022 was “Climate Change: Climate action for sustainable development”, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13—Climate Action—that urges us to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

This joint initiative by CEMCA and UNESCO New Delhi, engages with the Indian youth to promote understanding and importance of community radio (CR) as an alternative media for community’s self-expression, learning and development. It gives the students from across the country, an opportunity to showcase the potential of CRs through the art of filmmaking.

The event was attended by Mr Sanjiv Shankar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Mr KG Suresh, Vice Chancellor, Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University, Ms Madhu Parhar, Director, CEMCA, Mr Ashok Ogra, CRVC patron and Mr Hezekiel Dlamini, Advisor for Communication and Information for South Asia, UNESCO.

UNESCO firmly believes in the utility of community radio for climate change knowledge mobilization. In this regard, UNESCO has developed a handbook for reporting on climate change titled “Getting the Message Across: Reporting on climate Change and Sustainable Development”, on how to tell specific stories on climate change in the region. This Handbook is part UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication’s Series on Journalism Education.

UNESCO and CEMCA have been conducting these competitions for learners from different disciplines (below the age of 25 years) for the past eight years.



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