For Immediate Release
May 14, 2003
“Protect Your Children” gets international recognition
Tonight the public service announcement “Protect Your Children” received international recognition at the World Media Festival in Hamburg, Germany, where it was given the Gold Award for its overall excellence. Additionally, a second public service announcement entitled Teach Your Children received a Silver Award.
These 30- and 60-second public service announcements are part of an ongoing effort by Jehovah’s Witnesses to bring attention to Bible principles that can help people deal with some of the most complex social issues of our time. These and similar announcements have been broadcast over 17,000 times on approximately 200 stations in the United States. In addition, a few international media outlets have already played the messages as well.
The World Media Festival is a global competition with participants from more than 20 countries representing some of the most respected organizations in the world such as ABC, CBS News, Microsoft, Orion, Universal Studios, Volkswagen, and BMW.
Media contact: J. R. Brown, telephone: (718) 560-5600