World Radio Day 2014
13 February is World Radio Day — a day to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information, freedom of expression and gender equality over the airwaves.
As radio continues to evolve in the digital age, it remains the medium that reaches the widest audience worldwide. It is an ideal channel to further UNESCO’s commitment to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Through World Radio Day celebrations around the world, UNESCO will promote gender equality by:
• Sensitizing radio station owners, executives, journalists, and governments to develop gender-related policies and strategies for radio;
• Eliminating stereotypes and promoting multidimensional portrayal in radio;
• Building radio skills for youth radio production, with a focus on girls as producers, hosts, reporters;
• Promoting Safety of women radio journalist.
On 13 February, international broadcasters (number TBC) will broadcast live from UNESCO Headquarters. Through national commissions, field offices and partner organization UNESCO will coordinate World Radio Day events worldwide. UNESCO will also provide copyright free articles, audio and video messages from opinion leaders, Celebrities, and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors related to radio for use by broadcasters on World Radio Day.
UNESCO invites all countries to celebrate World Radio Day by planning activities in partnership with regional, national and international broadcasters, non-governmental organizations, the media and the public.