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 http://www.amic.org.sg/index.php?link=10&e=2&cat=9
(Source : AMIC Blog)