Radio from the Ukraine wins OneWorld/Unicef prize

June 2003 -

The Ukrainian radio program The Voice of Children has won the 2002 OneWorld/Unicef prize as the best children’s radio program. The winning program, created by youngsters between ten and eighteen years old, is about children who live on the street. The prize must support the importance of radio programs for and by children. The programs give children the chance to express their own voices regarding issues they find important, and they frequently reach groups of children that are missed by other media. According to Unicef radio is the only medium that can reach everyone in the world. This year was the second time the prize has been awarded. The other finalists were from Belize, the Philippines, the United States and Senegal.