DAILY DOSE: World Radio Day | Children's Radio Foundation

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February 13th is World Radio Day, a UNESCO initiative which celebrates radio as a way of educating people, providing information, and promoting freedom of expression across cultures.

This year, the UNESCO theme for World Radio Day (WRD) is “Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster”. As radio continues to evolve in the digital age, it remains the medium that reaches the widest audience worldwide. As such, in times of emergency and disaster, Radio Saves Lives.

UNESCO first declared this as a global observance day in 2012, and is now celebrated worldwide. It is 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 youth participation over the airwaves.

In preparation for WRD, here is an opportunity to listen to some examples of radio programming made by youth from around the world, for youth.

You can find out more by visiting the World Radio Day website


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