Reframing Rio programmes on air across the world
Friday 22nd June 2012
Friday 22 June, Rio +20 Conference, Brazil: as world leaders line up to deliver their final speeches before the official signing of ‘The Future We Want’ conference document tomorrow, tve and its partners are preparing to broadcast a range of new, cutting edge programmes on Rio+20 themes in our Reframing Rio project on TV and online channels across the world.
Reframing Rio programmes include the three-part series, Zero Ten Twenty – the Children of Rio, tracking the lives of 11 children born around the world in 1992, the year of the first Earth Summit; our new, five-part, ‘reality tv’ series Life Apps which follows the efforts of young software engineers as they go out on field trips to research possible new ‘apps’ to help improve the lives of poor and marginalized communities; and our series of Voices, eight short profiles of inspiring young people working on sustainable development initiatives in countries across the world – from Ecuador to Indonesia, Venezuela to Vietnam – streamed on MTV’s new ‘Voices’ platform.
In India, NDTV is transmitting the first two ‘Zero, Ten, Twenty’ documentaries over the weekend of 23-24 June, while The Guardian’s Global Development website is currently streaming three x eight minute stories on our ‘Zero, Ten, Twenty’ children – Rosamaria from Brazil, Angela from Papua New Guinea, and Erdo from Northern Kenya - with new stories on Panjy from India and Kay Kay from China to be uploaded today and tomorrow.
Finally MTV’s new ‘Voices’ platform is showing two of our shorts - Juliani, a young rap artist from Kenya who’s using his music to inspire kids on the streets in Nairobi, and Martens, from Latvia, who has a burning ambition to become a chef with his own café.
NDTV will broadcast ‘Zero, Ten, Twenty’ episode 1 on Saturday June 23rd at 10.30 am (GMT) and Episode 2 on Sunday June 24th at 5.30 pm (GMT). Episode 3 is scheduled for broadcast on Sunday July 1st at 5.30 pm (also GMT). For more details, visit the NDTV schedules page here.
NDTV also broadcasts on satellite in countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the USA, Canada and Australia.
Canal Futura in Brazil, which launched the Zero Ten Twenty series at its headquarters in Rio de Janeiro on Monday 18 June, plans to broadcast Portuguese versions of all the programmes in the ‘Reframing Rio’ project in Brazil in July.
tve is implementing the ‘Reframing Rio’ project in partnership with IPS and IIED. The project is supported by The European Union, CDKN (Climate Development Knowledge Network), the Roberto Marinho Foundation, Canal Futura, FIRJAN, IFAD (the International Fund for Agricultural Development), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Connect4Climate and the World Bank.
For more details of upcoming broadcasts of ‘Reframing Rio’ programmes in other countries, visit the Reframing Rio website www.tve.org/reframing-rio
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