UNESCO celebrates radio interviews and stories from around the world made for World Radio Day 2016

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 18:29

Click on the links to listen to or read about World Radio Day celebrations from around the world.  This content was produced from the worldwide community for World Radio Day.  In 2016, the community events for World Radio Day grew to their biggest and best yet - 379 events worldwide!

Innovative activities across the globe included community debates, discussions and radio fairs.  Click here to learn about some of UNESCO's activities or read below to find out the latest from our community that loves and celebrates radio!

To hear all of UNESCO's content, freely available to download and broadcast, click here.

greenWorld Radio Day 2016 Panel Discussion: Radio and Peacebuilding with UNICEF and Radio Hirondelle

Panel Discussion on Radio for Peacebuilding from the SOAS Radio & C4D World Radio Day 2016 event in the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre.  The Panel: Anne Bennett (Hirondelle Foundation), Francis Rolt (Radio For Peacebuilding/ Search For Common Ground), Kerida McDonald (UNICEF), Introduction by Miia Laine (SOAS Radio), chaired by Jackie (C4D).  Click here to listen.


UNESCO Unite4Heritage campaign

Click here for a special podcast from Dale Jarvis and the ICH blog on heritage, culture and community building. To find out more about UNESCO's Unite4Heritage campaign, click here. 


Community Radio in Vienna, Austria

Meet the women who make things happen at the community radio in Vienna. Join your host Ashura Kayupayupa at Schlau und Schön Aufwachen from the Women on Air and celebrate World Radio Day. UNESCO and Radio Orange celebrate the existence of community radio as a medium of communication for all. Click here to listen.

Birzeit University Palestine


The Media Development Centre at Birzeit University and several local radio stations on February 12, 2016 joined the rest of the world in marking annual World Radio Day.  Click here for more!

World Radio Fair, India

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Outreach International Radio Fair 2016, successfully held at Bhubaneswar city of India. The fair started on World Radio Day i.e. 13th of February and continued for two days. The temple city Bhubaneswar hosted the event for second time. Radio Fair is an event which is first of its kind in India. International Radio broadcasters, broadcasting associations, All India Radio stations, Private FM channels and Community Radio stations took part. Two days long exhibition consisted Radio shops, old radio set show, radio equipment stall etc.

A big Sand art by internationally famous sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik added glamour to the fair. All the participating stations also projected themselves with respective stalls. Starting from classical dance forms like Bihu, Odishi, Kathak, Kumaoani and Bharatnatyam, many other folk and modern dance performance was there on Radio Fair stage this year. All India Radio and private radio station produced radio drama was staged both of the days. Artists from all over India joined the event and made it colorful. Seminars and talks on the importance of Radio and World Radio Day was organised every afternoon. Honorable minister of state for Information and Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore and honorable minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas Sri Dharmendra Pradhan joined the closing evening function. Outreach International Radio Fair 2016 was in media reports for a week long for its uniqueness and popularity.  Click here to see more.

Australia Bush Telegraph

Here you can read about Australia's Bush Telegraph and how they organised a community day to share the importance of Radio in times of emergency and disaster, especially for fires and cyclones that affect the region.

Children's Radio in the UK and South Africa

Friends and supporters of the Children's Radio Foundation got together in London to mark #‎worldradioday. Charlotte Bannister Parker, CRF's chair and president shared stories about youth journalists as she had just returned from project visits in South Africa and Tanzania. We were delighted to be given the chance to hold the event in a new gallery showcasing African art.



To celebrate World Radio Day, the BBC World Service spoke to the Optimistic Youth Reporters at COSAT high school in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. The Children's Radio Foundation recently built a radio station at the school that the students use to debate the issues of the day.  Click here to download or listen to the audio interview!

Sweden - Tibro DX-club. 

Anyone can enjoy World Radio Day, especially with HAM radio. 







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