THE AMADE AWARD AT THE 54th MONTE-CARLO
TELEVISION FESTIVAL


Fred Scott, cameraman for the BBC BBC, receiving the Award from Mr. Pieter Bogaardt, President of AMADE jury
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The 2014 AMADE special Award went to BBC journalist Andrew Harding and his team pour his news report « Central African Republic : Where have all the people gone - a dramatic testimony about the living conditions of children victims of armed conflict in Central Africa.

Surrounded by Seleka rebels on one side, and anti-balaka forces on the other side, over 600.000 internally displaced people fight for survival day after day. According to the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), 234.000 people had to run away from the country to take refuge in Cameroon, Chad or Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Among the displaced or refugees people, children are the first victims of the conflict, whether they are isolated, orphaned or enrolled by force into armed groups.

The BBC report awarded by AMADE Mondiale leaves us with the heart-breaking testimony of Estani, a small child living in the bush after his village has been attacked.  His father recently shot dead and his body taken away by fighters, Estani cannot hold his tears in front of the camera, crying « I don't know what I will become now ».

During the Festival closing ceremony, Mr. Pieter BOGAARDT, President of AMADE jury, paid a warm tribute to the BBC's great professionalism, and put the focus on this child tragedy, for which the international community and NGOs - such as AMADE - have to get mobilized.

 Watch the BBC report


AMADE jury (Jérôme Froissart, Caroline Diemunsch-Repin, Pieter Bogaardt and Michel Merkt) together with H.S.H. Prince Albert II
© Monte-Carlo Television Festival


AMADE Mondiale, working for 50 years to protect the most vulnerable children worldwide, especially in emergency or post-emergency situations, is about to launch an important demobilization program to benefit 1.200 child soldiers in Democratic Republic of the Congo, in partnership with UNICEF, UNDP, MONUSCO and the Brazilian Embassy in DRC.

The members of AMADE jury also had the great honor and pleasure to exchange with Mgr Desmond Tutu, Nobel Prize for Peace in 1984, who was invited by the Festival for the preview of Children of the Light, a documentary dedicated to his work for human rights in South Africa.


The members of AMADE jury with Mgr Desmond Tutu

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