15.02.2018 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

World Radio Day Puts a Focus on Gender Equality in Sports

World Radio Day 2018 - Radio and Sports

World Radio Day this year is about “Radio and Sports”. UNESCO is leading the celebration through highlighting the issues of gender equality in sports broadcasting, improving coverage of traditional sports and of using radio as a medium to promote peace and development.

Globally, UNESCO launched an awareness-raising campaign by making available a series of engaging spots for radio stations around the world, denouncing the differences in media coverage between women and men athletes and to draw attention to the widespread stereotypes, as well as the lack of credit and recognition to which many women athletes are subject. Find the radio package here.

In Indonesia, many radio stations have also created their own special programmes to commemorate the Day  including Radio Republic Indonesia, Radio Pelita Kasih, Radio Hardrock FM, Surabaya 89.7FM, Radio Budi Luhur 107.7 FM, ProGroup Radio, Padang and Radio El-Shinta.

In Timor-Leste, Radio Comunidade Lorico Lina (100.5 MHz), a community radio ran a special programme on the rise of cycling as a sport in Dili.
World Radio Day falls on 13 February each year. It is a day to celebrate radio and as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information, freedom of expression and gender equality over the airwaves.

For more information, please visit: http://www.diamundialradio.org/home 

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