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Fartun Haji Yusuf, Radio Host on Somalia’s first all women radio station

Fartun Haji Yusuf is a radio host on KASMO Radio, the first all women radio in Somalia managed by women.

Posted 19 February 2013

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Anina, Singer

Anina is an independent pop singer and songwriter who here refers to 2011 Oslo bombing and Utøya massacre in Norway. From a young age, radio inspired Anina to overcome her scoliosis and to achieve her dream of becoming a singing and dancing pop artist.

Posted 13 February 2013

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Wei Wei, Singer

Wei Wei is an iconic Chinese pop singer who made her debut in 1986, following China’s Cultural Revolution. She tours constantly and performs at large scale ceremonies like the Atlanta Olympics, the Asian Games, the Beijing Olympics and the Shanghai World Expo.

Posted 13 February 2013

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Bill Siemering, Public Radio Pioneer

Message for World Radio Day by Bill Siemering, public radio pioneer and founder of Developing Radio Partners

Posted 13 February 2013

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Vivian Lavin, Radio Host

Journalist. Anchor in the radio show "Vuelan las plumas" in Radio Universidad de Chile

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Posted 13 February 2013



UNESCO Artist for Peace Danilo Perez

UNESCO Artist for Peace and jazz legend Danilo Perez talks about the importance of radio.

Posted 12 February 2013

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Vasiliy Strelnikov, Radio and TV Host

Vasiliy Strelnikov, radio and TV host, the author of the program “From Moscow with Love” on the international radio station “Voice Of Russia”, explains why radio is especially important in such a big country as Russia. He also speaks about his experience of making radio shows “with human face” in Soviet Union and in modern Russia.

Posted 12 February 2013

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Loris Taylor – Founder and CEO of Native Public Media

Loris Ann Taylor, founder and CEO of Native Public Media, speaks about the importance of Native American radio in the United States

Posted 7 February 2013

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Daoud Kuttab - Journalist

Daoud Kuttab - Journalist

Posted 5 February 2013

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Elena Batinova, Radio Host

Elena Batinova, Russian radio host speaks about radio as a center for humanitarian aid during emergency situations. (In Russian)

Posted 29 January 2012

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Radiohead Bassist Colin Greenwood

As a Global Ambassador for UNESCO World Radio Day partner The Children’s Radio Foundation, Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood is actively engaged in promoting youth radio and talks about empowering them through the airwaves. (in English)"

Posted 22 January 2013
Audio provided by the Children's Radio Foundation

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu

In the lead-up to World Radio Day on February 13, Archbishop Desmond Tutu urges broadcasters to give youth a voice on radio. (in English)

Posted 21 January 2013
Audio provided by the Children's Radio Foundation

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Vladimir Spivakov:
UNESCO Artist for Peace

Russian violinist, conductor and UNESCO Artist for Peace Vladimir Spivakov recounts his mother’s stories of listening to the radio during the siege of Leningrad (Saint-Petersburg ) and the victory celebrations at the end of the Second World War. He also speaks about the important role of radio in the modern world. (in Russian)

Posted 16 January 2013

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The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean:
UNESCO Special Envoy for Haiti

The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General of Canada, speaks about the role radio played in the days following the catastrophic earthquake in 2010.

As the UNESCO Special Envoy for Haiti, Mme. Jean discusses Haitian radio’s historic importance and its continued role in shaping the country’s future. (in French)

Posted 15 January 2013

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