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World Radio Day 2020

Today is UNESCO World Radio Day and this year the theme highlights diversity on the airwaves. Here’s the announcement from UNESCO:

On World Radio Day 2020 (WRD 2020), UNESCO calls on radio stations to uphold diversity, both in their newsroom and on the airwaves.

Radio is a powerful medium for celebrating humanity in all its diversity and constitutes a platform for democratic discourse. At the global level, radio remains the most widely consumed medium. This unique ability to reach out the widest audience means radio can shape a society’s experience of diversity, stand as an arena for all voices to speak out, be represented and heard. Radio stations should serve diverse communities, offering a wide variety of programs, viewpoints and content, and reflect the diversity of audiences in their organizations and operations.

This edition of WRD is divided into three main sub-themes:

    • ADVOCATING for pluralism in radio, including a mix of public, private and community broadcasters.
    • ENCOURAGING representation in the newsroom, with teams comprised of diverse society groups.
    • PROMOTING a diversity of editorial content and programme types reflecting the variety of the audiences.

Click here to check out the UNESCO website devoted to World Radio Day 2020.

Happy World Radio Day, everyone!

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