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MISA Zambia Urges Broadcasters to Amplify Children’s Voices on ICDB

MISA Zambia, in solidarity with the global community, is commemorating the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) under the theme “Children’s voices, children’s rights – our collective responsibility.”

The occasion serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of amplifying children’s voices and ensuring their rights are upheld.

Lorraine Mwanza Chisanga, Chairperson of MISA Zambia, emphasized the crucial role of stakeholders in the broadcast sector in providing platforms for children to express themselves fully.

Recognizing children as the future leaders, Chisanga stressed the significance of addressing issues affecting them and amplifying their voices to be heard.

Referencing Article 17 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Chisanga highlighted the obligation of States Parties to ensure children’s access to information from diverse sources, promoting their social, spiritual, and moral well-being.

This underscores the responsibility of broadcasters to provide inclusive programming that caters to children’s educational and developmental needs.

MISA Zambia urged broadcasters to go beyond commemorating ICDB by incorporating child-friendly content that fosters intellectual and moral growth.

Emphasizing the pivotal role of radio and television in shaping children’s lives, Chisanga called upon all broadcasting stations in the country to prioritize content that enriches children’s educational experiences.

The call to action from MISA Zambia aligns with the global effort to empower children and uphold their rights, emphasizing the collective responsibility of society to nurture and support the next generation of leaders. As Zambia joins the world in celebrating ICDB, the commitment to promoting children’s voices and rights remains at the forefront of the nation’s agenda.

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