Nelly Bassily | February 10, 2014
February 13 is World Radio Day. Radio is internationally recognized as a means for creating positive change. This special day gives radio practitioners and enthusiasts an opportunity to celebrate their craft and share experiences.
Here are some ways for broadcasters to celebrate World Radio Day:
Log on to Barza, FRI’s social network for African rural radio broadcasters, and submit a farmer’s testimony about the impact of radio on his or her life. Find out more at: www.barza.fm/groups/world-radio-day/
On the official World Radio Day website, broadcasters from all over the world are being invited to share a 60-second audio message which tells the world why they love radio. For more information on how to submit an audio file, click here: http://www.wrd13.com/
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) suggests 15 ways to celebrate World Radio Day. Check out the 15 ways here: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/international-days/world-radio-day-2014/15-ways-to-celebrate/
For this year’s World Radio Day, UNESCO is paying special attention to gender equality in the media. Have you ever wondered about the challenges faced by African women radio broadcasters, the benefits they reap from radio, and how women broadcasters got their start in radio? Listen to an audio compilation of women radio professionals from across Africa sharing stories of how radio can empower women and girls: https://soundcloud.com/empoweringlocalradios/sets/women-achievements-and-1
If you are planning a special event for World Radio Day, you can register and map it here: https://worldradioday.crowdmap.com/ – or see if there is a special event planned in your area.
Read the World Association of Community Radio Broadcaster’s (AMARC) statement about World Radio Day, learn about the Day’s history, and hear about the official World Radio Day committee celebrations: http://www2.amarc.org/?q=node/1591
Happy World Radio Day!