World Radio Day is celebrated every year on February 13. Farm Radio International joins UNESCO in inviting all radio stations and supporting organizations to come together and celebrate this powerful communication tool that continues to reach the widest audience in the world: Radio.
The objective of World Radio Day is to raise awareness about the importance of radio, to encourage decision-makers and those in power to use radio to disseminate information, and to increase networking and collaboration among radio broadcasters around the world.
This year’s theme is “Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace” and the day will celebrate radio as an important medium to build strong and resilient communities. Radio brings people together because of its reach and accessibility. Thus, it is a valuable tool to foster dialogue and communication in order to counter conflict and intolerance, particularly in vulnerable regions that are prone to violence.
Learn more about World Radio Day and the 2019 theme here: https://www.diamundialradio.org/theme
For ideas on how to celebrate World Radio Day in your community or at your radio station, visit https://www.diamundialradio.org/10-ideas-for-celebrating-world-radio-day-2019. Download free resources like banners, posters, recorded interviews, and more for your event here: https://www.diamundialradio.org/node/18.
Tell us how you are celebrating World Radio Day. If you are in a Farm Radio WhatsApp group, tell us what you are covering in your radio program or share with us a #studioselfie—a photo of yourself in your studio or even interviewing a farmer. You can also share your #studioselfie photos on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Join the Farm Radio broadcaster community at https://twitter.com/BarzaFm and https://www.facebook.com/barzaradio/. Join Farm Radio International online at: https://twitter.com/farmradio, https://www.facebook.com/farmradio/, or https://www.instagram.com/farmradio/.