Saturday, February 04, 2012

World Radio Day Observation, February 13

Sajan Venniyoor via cr-india list :

[From Prof. Vinod Pavarala, President, Communty Radio Forum & UNESCO Chair
on Community Media]

Dear all:

13 February is a date proclaimed by UNESCO to celebrate radio broadcasting,
improve international cooperation among radio broadcasters and encourage
decision-makers to create and provide access to information through radio,
including community radios. It's an occasion to draw attention to the
unique value of radio, which remains the medium to reach the widest
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.
Please see on the link given below 15 ideas from UNESCO on how to celebrate
the day.

These ideas include: broadcasting a one-minute message by the
Director-General of UNESCO, Ms. Irina Bukova; broadcasting a radio-centred
programme or public-service message; organizing debates/discussions with
key stakeholders; phone-in radio shows with audiences; interviews with
radio personalities; etc.

Do mark the occasion with something special and share the information with
others in the Community Radio Forum (CRF) and the wider CR community in the

Thank you
Prof. Vinod Pavarala
President, Communty Radio Forum &
UNESCO Chair on Community Media
University of Hyderabad

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