NEW DELHI: World Radio Day is now in its 7th edition and this year on 2018 the particular Day is having a theme which is to supports the “Radio and Sports”.
The Day is globally we celebrate on every 13th February and the day is chosen to mark World Radio Day since 2011. This year, The UNESCO has called on all radio stations around the globe in order to display the beauty of sports in this totally diverse globe.
“Let’s rejoices the traditional sports which will connect us to our cultural heritage, the grassroots sports that anchor surrounded by our communities, and the inspiring stories that challenge gender stereotypes and covers, equally, both men’s and women’s sports events,” the UN agency said.
UNESCO tweeted, “February 13 is #WorldRadioDay! A day to celebrate the power of radio and sports.”
February 13 is #WorldRadioDay 📻!
A day to celebrate the power of radio and sports.
— UNESCO (@UNESCO) February 13, 2018
The theme of World Radio Day 2018:
Under the range of theme “Radio and Sports” there will be 3 sub-themes for World Radio Day 2018. The themes are Diversity in Sports Coverage, Gender Equality in Sports Coverage and Peace and Development through Sports Coverage.
History of World Radio Day:
In 2010 Spain’s Radio Academy first proposed the idea of this Day and in this year, in 2011, UNESCO declared the first World Radio Day also,
On 13th February the day is chosen to mark this important day, coinciding with the anniversary of the United Nations Radio, the United Nation’s international broadcasting service which was established on February 13, 1946.
The day was firstly rejoiced in 2012, following its declaration by the UNESCO General Conference. It was next adopted celebrates as an International Day by the United Nations General Assembly.
How To Celebrate World Radio Day:
UNESCO suggests the following ideas to celebrate World Radio Day:
- Invite local schools, sports teams, or traditional and cultural sporting groups to showcase their sports.
- Put women sports broadcasters’ front and center to show that gender is irrelevant to the quality commentary.
- Report on women’s or mixed sports events in your country or region.
- Invite local sports stars to have a lively discussion on how women and men are portrayed in sports coverage.
- Create a feature story/ radio documentary that highlights an effective sport for peace and development initiative in your area.
- Curate an online and on-air show with momentous sporting moments from archives.
- Curate memorable music from major sporting events to make a special sports music segment.
- Engage your networks and partners.
- Get in touch with radio stations across your region or around the world to organize a radio relay, where you conduct a joint programme or broadcast each other’s content.
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