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World Radio Day 2014

13 February is World Radio Day — a day to celebrate radio 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.

As radio continues to evolve in the digital age, it remains the medium that reaches the widest audience worldwide. It is essential to furthering UNESCO’s commitment to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Through World Radio Day celebrations around the world, UNESCO will promote gender equality by:

We invite all countries to celebrate World Radio Day by planning activities in partnership with regional, national and international broadcasters, non-governmental organizations, the media and the public.

On 13 February, let’s celebrate women in radio and those who support them!


Live from UNESCO…

On 13 February 2014, the following guests hosted live radio shows
from UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.

China Radio International Radio MIR Monte Carlo Doualiya Radio France Internationale Radio Nacional De España Radio Orient Radio VL WNYU

Audio from Africa

Click here for sound clips from female radio professionals from across Africa as they discuss their experiences working in community radio. All audio files are copyright free and broadcasters are encouraged to use them in creating radio programmes to celebrate World Radio Day.

How to Celebrate World Radio Day

Partnership opportunities

Help us spread the word on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women through Radio! If your station, broadcasting organization or media outlet plans to organize a World Radio Day celebration, then we want to help you promote it. More...