World Radio Day

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 -
10:00am to 6:00pm
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Специальное мероприятие
Mirta Lourenco (
Programme* :<br /><br />• Seven international broadcasters will broadcast live from UNESCO Headquarters: BBC (BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION), CHINA RADIO INTERNATIONAL (CRI), RADIO EXTERIOR DE ESPAÑA (REE), RFI (RADIO FRANCE INTERNATIONALE), MONTE CARLO DOUALIYA (MCD), RADIO ORIENT and THE VOICE OF RUSSIA (VOR)<br />From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.<br /><br />• Opening ceremony at 11 a.m. by Ms Irina Bokova, Director-general of UNESCO<br /><br />• Five debates from 11.10 a.m. to 3 p.m.<br /><br />- 11.10 a.m. – 11.45 a.m. “Youth Radio” (in French)<br />Speakers: Mirta Lourenço, Chief of UNESCO’s Media and Society Section; Emmanuel Semo, President, Radio VL First Young Media of France and Clémence Petit-Perrot, Children's Radio Foundation (CRF)<br /><br />- 11.45 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. “Killed for doing their job. The Threat to Radio Journalists” (in English)<br />Participants: Jean-Paul Marthoz, Committee to Protect Journalists and Rania Badri, radio journalist in exile from Syria and Biniam Simon, founder of Radio Erena<br /> <br />- 12.30 p.m. – 1 p.m. “United Nations Plan of Action on Safety of Journalists” (in French)<br />Speaker: Sylvie Coudray, Chief of UNESCO’s Freedom of Expression Section<br /><br />- 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. “Shortwave Broadcasting: a Radio of the Past?” (in English)<br />Participants: Catherine Westcott, Senior Frequency Manager, BBC, Joseph Troxler, CEO Ampegon, Steering Board Member, Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM); Oleg Kupriyanov, Deputy Chairman, International Relations, Voice of Russia and Guy Berger, Director of UNESCO’s Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development<br /><br />- 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. “Albert Turpain, two years before Guglielmo Marconi” (in French)<br />Speaker: Jacques Marzac, historian<br /><br />* Programme subject to modification, please check for updates online.<br /><br /><br />UNESCO encourages all countries to celebrate this Day by undertaking activities with diverse partners, such as national, regional and international broadcasting associations and organizations, non-governmental organizations, media organizations, outlets as well as the public at large.