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Sun, 02/12/2017 - 09:51

Invitation to join a Tweet Chat on World Radio Day

In some of the most remote areas of the world, where physical access can be difficult, radio reaches people of all ages, spreading information and messaging that can change lives. In urban areas, where television or internet access may be expensive or unavailable, people crowd around radios, listening to and discussing shows they tune into weekly or daily. Increasingly, people all around the world use their mobiles to engage with radio programs, interacting with their favorite shows and radio personalities.

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 21:23

Why “radio is you” for women farmers in Zambia #WorldRadioDay

By Farm Talk producer and personality, Ndabile Liche Radio is an ideal instrument to use for disseminating information to farmers in Zambia. Women farmers especially trust information from the radio more than other means of information delivery.  They understand the concept of this year’s World Radio Day theme “radio is you” very well.

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 20:00

The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) and World Radio Day

Radio is a vital tool in the work of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. We use it around the world, not just for coordinating the response during a disaster, but as a tool to spread health and hygiene messages, help families prepare for imminent crises and to ensure we’re meeting the needs of our communities. World Radio Day – 13 February – is a chance to highlight some of the ways we are using this old technology to do new things.

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 11:54

The Community Radio Toolkit

UNESCO is excited to share this Community Radio Toolkit – a website that advises community radio people how to set up a radio station, keep it thriving and make the biggest impact it can on its community. In the words of its creators, it is “an attempt to make life easier for people setting up and running community radio stations by publishing and discussing the things that we have in common – making life easier to allow you to spend more time on the things that make you unique”.

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 17:06

Danny Lawrence, king of Community Radio, talks to UNESCO for World Radio Day

Danny started out in radio aged 11 whilst working at a hospital radio before moving into commercial radio when he left school. UNESCO is keen to share this interview with community radio station networks, as Danny shares his stories on how he has helped strengthen community radio stations through creating strong networks.