Radio stations and listeners are invited to contribute by sending content that represents the plurality of audience voices
This February 13th is World Radio Day. This year’s theme is “Radio and Diversity” and aims to highlight the ability of radio to contribute to the democratic debate through information, entertainment and interaction with different audiences. The date also calls to the importance of representing diversity in the newsroom and through editorial contents.
UNESCO has prepared a series of actions for the date. All radio stations and interested parties can enter the official World Radio Day hotsite and register programs, interviews and other types of content that address diversity. The material will compose a world map that will be displayed on the website and users will be able to access what UNESCO has received from all over the world.
Besides, the Organization launched a new issue of the UNESCO Courier, with the title “Radio: stronger and more vibrant than ever”. This issue brings articles about the vehicle's reach in remote regions and its relevance as a mean of communication even in our digital age. To see the online version, please click here.
World Radio Day was proclaimed by the General Conference of UNESCO in 2011 and it was endorsed by the UN General Assembly in the next year. It is a date celebrated by the entire United Nations system, its constituencies and partners around the world. The date 13 February was chosen as a tribute to the day that United Nations Radio was established in 1946.
To learn more about the World Radio Day visit the official website. You can also join by sharing messages from UNESCO Brazil's social channels on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (@unescobrasil) or by the hashtags #DiaDoRádio #WorldRadioDay #WRD2020 #WeAreDiversity.