World Radio Day

  • How Radio Saves Lives in Times of Emergency and Disaster. A Special Presentation of Dzimwe Community Radio

     
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    In this presentation, host Tony Gonani, interviews Mrs. Elena Blair about her experience with the local community radio station.

    Mrs Blair explains that there is improvement on the access of information as Dzimwe Community Radio collaborates with the meteorological department which allows the citizens to have access to information about the possible occurrences of floods at the right time.

    Dzimwe Community Radio
    Malawi
    Chichewa |
    February 10, 2016


  • Audio Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Radio Day

     
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    “The role of the radio in humanitarian emergency and disaster situations”

    Humanitarian emergencies and disasters are increasing worldwide, with terrible consequences for human lives, sometimes reducing years of development to dust.

    Amidst the ruins and in the face of an emergency, the radio is often the first medium for survival. Its durability is an incomparable advantage, often enabling it to resist shocks and retransmit messages of protection and prevention to as many people as possible, better and faster than other media, saving lives.

    Its proximity, simplicity and low cost also make the radio a medium that promotes community living, providing a way to strengthen social ties and ensure people’s participation in humanitarian programmes and the discussions that inform them. Innumerable accounts by victims describe how the radio has enabled separated families to find each other, make contact and regain hope. Community radio is a perfect example of this and must be supported.

    The power of the radio also relies on journalists, who are some of the first on the scene to witness events and give a voice to local actors and victims, to raise awareness and mobilize resources, without which there is no effective humanitarian action. They play a crucial role in presenting the facts, avoiding the sensationalism or manipulation of public debate. That is why nothing must call into question the right to be informed or the safety of journalists.

    UNESCO has set up early warning systems for tsunamis, floods and droughts, as well as monitoring systems for earthquakes and landslides. The Organization provides worldwide technical assistance for all types of risk. When protected sites are endangered, UNESCO steps in to save cultural and historical references. At all of these levels, by its ability to inform, relay messages and contribute to debate and reflection, even in times of crisis, the radio is an indispensable ally.

    Today, we call upon public authorities and stakeholders in development and humanitarian action to strengthen the links between the radio and emergency response so that the voices of the men and women, victims, rescue workers and journalists, who we hear at such times over the transistor, the mobile phone or the computer, may be the voices of life and hope…

    Photo: © UNESCO

    UNESCO
    English |
    February 10, 2016


  • La Journée mondiale de la radio à CIBL 101,5 Montréal

     
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    Dans le cadre de la 4e Journée mondiale de la radio, CIBL 101,5 Montréal ouvre ses micros aux élèves du secondaire de la région de Montréal. Avec Gilles Senécal à la barre, ils discutent du rôle de la radio et de son avenir pour les jeunes.

    En deuxième demi-heure, Gilles et les jeunes parlent avec quelques intervenants outre-Atlantique. En entrevues, ils discutent avec Mirta Lourenço, Chef, Développement des médias et société/Liberté d'expression et développement des médias à l’UNESCO; Emmanuel Boutterin, Vice-président exécutif de l’Association mondiale des radiodiffuseurs communautaires (AMARC) et Ammar Sofien, Coordonnateur de projets à l’AMARC, qui présente la situation de la radio et la jeunesse en Tunisie.

    CIBL
    Canada
    Français |
    February 16, 2015


  • Celebrating World Radio Day

     
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    The staff of Bosnia and Herzegovina's first community radio, Vesta Radio 91.2, celebrates World Radio Day by inviting a group of youth in studio. A group of five girls and boys from St. Francis High School in Tuzla, brought their own content and produced a short radio broadcast.

    Radio Vesta
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    English |
    February 16, 2015


  • Reading the news on World Radio Day

     
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    To celebrate World Radio Day, the staff of Bosnia and Herzegovina's first community radio, Vesta Radio 91.2, invited a group of five girls and boys from St. Francis High School in Tuzla. One of them read a news bulletin about school activities prepared by the group.

    Radio Vesta
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    English |
    February 16, 2015


  • UN Radio : Celebrating Youth and Radio

     
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    This year, World Radio Day highlights the importance of youth representation in radio. Irina Bokovo, Director-General of UNESCO recalls that too few programmes are devoted to, or designed, by young people. For UN Radio, Stephanie Coutrix reports.

    UN Radio
    USA
    English |
    February 16, 2015


  • Microprograma por El Día Mundial de la radio (1/4)

     
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    AMARC México ha producido cápsulas temáticas con la ocasión del Día Mundial de la Radio.

    AMARC MEXICO
    Mexico
    Espanol |
    February 13, 2015


  • Microprograma por El Día Mundial de la radio (2/4)

     
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    AMARC México ha producido cápsulas temáticas con la ocasión del Día Mundial de la Radio.

    AMARC MEXICO
    Mexico
    Espanol |
    February 13, 2015


  • Microprograma por El Día Mundial de la radio (3/4)

     
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    AMARC México ha producido cápsulas temáticas con la ocasión del Día Mundial de la Radio.

    AMARC MEXICO
    Mexico
    Espanol |
    February 13, 2015


  • Microprogramma por El Día Mundial de la radio (4/4)

     
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    AMARC México ha producido cápsulas temáticas con la ocasión del Día Mundial de la Radio.

    AMARC MEXICO
    Mexico
    Espanol |
    February 13, 2015


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