58.BTV telecasts the several programmes on regular basis. The important ones include: Documentary on street children; Programme on Children with Disability; Drama on early marriage (numbering around 20; Early Child hood Education. It also arranged young broadcasters’ workshop on the occasion of International Children’s Day on Broadcasting (ICDB). Along with the Government TV Centre, most of the private channels are now widely covering child’s issues, and children are increasingly participating directly in their programmes. The country received its first ever Emmy Award in 2004 for a (child) film Amrao Pari (we can also do) produced by ATN-a private satellite TV Channel.
59.DMC took initiatives such as, awareness raising programme on CRC; showing Meena Cartoon; campaign relating to eradicating child labour; early marriage and dowry; child education and trafficking; and equal rights (of girls and boys), birth registration and so on.
60.DFP is involved in production of documentaries and short films concerning CRC. The NIMCo arranges training/workshop for reporters and correspondents including children working across the country and helps them acquiring skills in the fields of writing features. Child rights issue covers an important part of their training. During 2002-2006 it has organized 21 workshops focusing CRC.
61.Bangladesh Betar (National Radio) through its 10 centres/units regularly broadcasts programmes on Safe Motherhood, Child Health, Education, Food and Nutrition, Sanitation, Immunization, Early marriage, Child Labour, “Say yes for Children”, Birth Registration, Child Abuses, Trafficking and so on. Radio arranges discussion, debate, interview, spot, jingle, radio cartoon, drama, quiz, slogans, observance of day (namely Meena day) aiming at creating awareness on child rights and related matters. The authority is planning to increase the number and duration of such programmes in future. Bangladesh Betar organised child-friendly events on ICDB.
62.BSS, a news agency under Ministry of Information, also remains active in building awareness about CRC in the country through publishing features, spot reporting, cartoon, articles in both electronic and press media on a regular basis.
63.Bangladesh Shishu (Children) Academy (BSA), a national organization for children under MoWCA, has been implementing various programmes including awareness building on CRC and child issues, training and cultural activities, day observations, question-answer sessions (debate), establishing National Children Task Force etc.
64.A 10-day training programme entitled “Script Development and Animation Training on Meena” was organized in 2005. As an outcome of the training, five scripts were developed on Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH), Quality Education, Protection, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Injury Prevention. A total of 40 professionals including script writers, animators and storyboard artists attended the training programme. Training of 85 local theatre groups from 22 districts was completed and so far 180 shows on quality education and girls’ education issues have been performed. Training on child rights and gender awareness are carried out at the district and local government levels regularly. Through the child rights capacity development training (2006-07), with the support of UNICEF, MoWCA sensitized 150 GO and NGO officials and their on NPA was developed for implementation of CRC.