Nelly Bassily | February 11, 2013
The 2nd annual World Radio Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 13, 2013!
Radio is a powerful and low-cost way to communicate information. As a medium for public participation and debate, radio brings its message to remote and rural communities as well as vulnerable groups such as women, youth, the poor, and those who are illiterate or disabled. Radio is internationally recognized as a means for creating positive change.
World Radio Day celebrates the power of radio to reach across borders and make a positive impact. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) established the special day to recognize and celebrate radio’s ability to communicate with people across the globe. World Radio Day also highlights the need to improve international cooperation between broadcasters and promote access to information and freedom of expression over the airwaves.
On February 13, 2013, remember the pioneers that made radio possible in your area, as well as the people who make radio work in your community today.
For 15 ideas on how to celebrate World Radio Day, visit: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/world-radio-day/15-ideas-on-how-to-celebrate-world-radio-day/
Register your World Radio day event at: https://worldradioday.crowdmap.com/