Sunday, October 07, 2012

World Radio Day 2013: What do you want to tell the world about radio?

The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and FundaciĆ³n Comunica are supporting World Radio Day 2013.

On 13 February 2013 we will celebrate World Radio Day for the second time since it was proclaimed by UNESCO as a day to celebrate radio broadcasting, improve international cooperation among radio broadcasters and encourage decision-makers to create and provide access to information through radio, including community radios.

As part of the celebration, UNESCO is offering you an opportunity to tell a story about radio to the world. “Did you know that...?” will be a series of short (1.5 to 2 minutes) radio spots in which broadcasters and researchers, can share their facts, figures and anecdotes about radio with the world. If you have a story, an interesting fact or an example of an innovative programme, let us know.

If your story is chosen, UNESCO will make arrangements to call you from their radio studio in Paris, record your story, edit it and package it for broadcast, targeting prime news and current affairs time slots of radio stations around the world. The series will be offered to the world's international broadcasters, 257 public radio broadcasters, and other UNESCO partners, made available in broadcast quality over the internet and distributed on UNESCO iTunes. You can tell your story in your mother tongue, or in any of the six UN official languages: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic or Russian.

If you are interested in telling a story, please go to and let us know what it's about and how to contact you. The deadline to submit your proposal is 19 October 2012 and the interviews will be recorded during November and December.

For more information visit UNESCO's World Radio Day internet page

(Source : The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR))

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