February 10, 2015

World Radio Day 2015

World Radio Day will be celebrated on February 13, 2015. It's a global celebration of radio as a medium, and as this year's theme is "Youth and Radio", it's a great opportunity to plan a youth-focused event or activity. Here are some ideas to get you started, both on the day and in the months leading up to it.

Talking points:

Instead of dictating the discussion, we believe it's crucial to ask young people about the issues that are important to them, but here are some ideas for topics related to youth and radio that you might want to discuss:

  • The future of radio and the challenges and opportunities brought about by new technologies, especially given the early adoption of these by young people
  • How to improve participation of young people in the radio sector
  • Radio for youth: Youth-focused programmes
  • Radio with youth: Programmes involving young people in the production team
  • Radio by youth: Programmes produced by youth, for youth
  • The elimination of stereotypes and prejudice in the portrayal of young people in the media
  • Improving the security of young journalists, especially freelancers and fixers in conflict and disaster zones
  • The impact of young people on community radio (education, acculturation, coverage of conflicts not being covered by the wider media, emergency and humanitarian crises, etc)
  • The link between the accessibility of information through radio amongst young people and the sustainable development of communities

See more at worldradioday.org

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