Monday, February 11, 2013

Asian Media Information and Communication Center (AMIC) CELEBRATES WORLD RADIO DAY

AMIC has joined with international organisations, NGOs and broadcasting institutions worldwide to mark UN World Radio Day (13th February).

World Radio Day is a celebration of the medium of radio and, according to UNESCO, the UN agency responsible for commemorating the day, it “aims to raise awareness about the importance of radio, encourage decision-makers to provide access to information through radio, and improve networking and international co-operation among broadcasters”.

The 13th February marks the day in 1946 when United Nations Radio was created.

According to the International Telecommunications Union, 75% of households in developing countries own at least one radio receiver. Other figures show that radio is the most universal medium, used by 95% of the world’s population.

AMIC has long been a leader in radio development in Asia. This is evidenced by its annual RadioAsia conference, held in collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. This year’s RadioAsia will be held in Hanoi in July.

AMIC has also been a long-time publisher of books and journals on community radio, public service broadcasting and other forms of the medium. AMIC’s catalogue of publications can be viewed at

(Source : AMIC Blog)

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