World Radio Day 2015

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is asking for participation in the celebrations for World Radio Day on the February 13, 2015. The theme is ‘Youth and Radio’, with the goal of promoting greater participation of youth in radio, not only as listeners, but as producers and broadcasters.

Radio is the most easily accessible and commonly used form of media that we have. It is an inexpensive medium that requires relatively simple technology and its reach extends from policy makers to remote communities and marginalized groups. Currently, too few programs focus on the concerns of younger generations. This lack of youth participation is made worse by the fact that a career in radio journalism is often difficult and underpaid, regularly requiring aspiring journalists to work for free. In addition to this, young professionals, including journalist and fixers, are particularly at risk in conflict areas because of their lack of preparation, training and support.

MEET-AND-GREET WITH BROADCASTERS DEBATES SCREENING
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., free admission
upon presentation of a valid ID, within the limits of the capacity of venues

FROM 10 A.M.
Live Broadcasts from radio producers, both French and International
Hall Segur and Lobby
AFRICAN RADIOS (Base FM, Kyela FM, Mwanedu FM, Radio Atlantis, Radio Mafeteng, Radio Moanda, Zambezi FM); CADENA DE ONDAS POPULARES ESPAÑOLAS (COPE) ; CHINA RADIO INTERNATIONAL ; GBTIMES ; JORDANIAN RADIOS (Farah al Nas, Yarmouk FM); MONTE CARLO DOUALIYA ; PRISA RADIO ; RADIO CAMPUS PARIS (FRAdIF) ; RADIO FRANCE INTERNATIONALE ; RADIO ORIENT ; RADIO VL ; RGB (FRAdIF) ; VIVRE FM ; WNYU RADIO.

DEBATES
“Radio and Youth, state of affairs, inclusion, participation and stereotypes”
11 a.m.-12 p.m., Miro Room 1, in French
Participants: Daphne Gastaldi, Journalist for RFI ; Pierre Montel, Delegate from Syndicat national des radios libres (SNRL) ; Emmanuel Semo, Founding president of Radio VL..

“Empowering Local Radios with ICTs”
12 p.m.-1 p.m., Miro Room 1, in English
Participants: The Representatives of Base FM (Namibia), Kyela FM (Tanzania), Mwanedu FM (Kenya), Radio Atlantis (South Africa), Radio Mafeteng (Lesotho), Radio Moanda (DRC), Zambezi FM (Zambia), with Hezekiel Dlamini, UNESCO/Harare ; Michel Kenmoe, UNESCO/Libreville ; Al-Amin Yusuph UNESCO/Dar-es-Salam and Representatives from other Field Offices.

“Young journalists and fixers: what can be done to improve their safety?”
2.30 p.m.-3.30 p.m., Miro Room 1, in French
Participants: Romeo Langlois, Reporter for France 24; Daniel Vallot, Journalist for RFI; Matthieu Mabin, Reporter for France 24 ; Mehdi Benchelah, Programme specialist in the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO.


“Syrian Hour: promotion of freedom of expression through radio”
3.30 p.m.-4.30 p.m., Miro Room 1, in English
Participants: Journalists from Farah al Nas, Yarmouk FM and Ma’aly Hazzaz, Project Officer from the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO.

SCREENING
Radio Favela, by Helvecio Ratton
Daily life and struggle of four friends, living in a Brazilian slum, who want to start to start a radio station to give voice to the inhabitants of the favelas.Based on a true story.
1 p.m.-2.30 p.m., Miro Room 3
92 minutes, original version in Portuguese, subtitled in French.


Details

Type of Event Special Event
Start 13.02.2015 08:00 local time
End 13.02.2015 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Lourenco, Mirta
Organizer Section for Media Development and Society, Communication and Information
Contact Mirta Lourenço (m.lourenco@unesco.org)
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street
Room Hall Segur, Salle Pas Perdus, Room Miro 1, Room Miro 2, Room Miro 3
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 400
Official Website World Radio Day 2015
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