World Radio Day

News in Brief 13 February 2020

  • Celebrating the diversity of radio, the most used medium
  • Mounting Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria
  • DPR Korea: Missing hijacked plane 
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Celebrating the diversity of radio, the medium people use the most

In an era of rapid media evolution, radio still has the power to bring people together and provide communities with vital news and information, the UN Secretary-General has said. 

News in Brief 13 February 2019

  • No improvement in workers’ conditions, despite drop in unemployment rate
  • UN experts condemn Chechnya LGBT attacks
  • 2019 World Radio Day focuses on promotion of dialogue, tolerance and peace
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Radio still a powerful worldwide tool for ‘dialogue, tolerance and peace’: Guterres

Radio is a powerful tool that continues to promote “dialogue, tolerance and peace,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in message on Thursday, marking World Radio Day.

We have to be peacemakers after years of conflict: South Sudan radio journalist

From its base in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, Radio Miraya – the station run by the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS – is tasked with promoting dialogue, tolerance and peace – the three interlinked themes of World Radio Day 2019. In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, presenter Lucy Jubara explains how the radio station accomplishes its mission. 

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Edward R Murrow joins forces with UN Radio to highlight Europe’s children in need

To mark World Radio Day, celebrated on 13 February, UN News has reached back into our audio archives to a classic collaboration between UN Radio and the great broadcaster Edward R Murrow.

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UN and Africa: focus on East Africa, Gambian youth and World Radio Day

East Africa drought pushing food prices up sharply

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Radio is “tool to enact change”: South Sudan reporter

Radio can be used as a tool to enact great change, according to a journalist working with the United Nations radio station in South Sudan (UNMISS).

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In times of conflict, radio unveils realities on the ground

In times of conflict, radio unveils the realities of what is happening on the ground, according to the head radio at the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

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Access to information is needed to “escape marginalization”: Blind Union

“Information is power” but people with vision impairments simply have no access to the vast majority of what’s written down.

That’s according to Fredric Schroeder, the president of the World Blind Union, an international organization that has consultancy status with the United Nations.

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