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World Radio Day observed on 13 February

The day is observed as a global celebration of radio as a forum for entertainment and information, as a bridge of communication for remote communities and its role in empowering people.

Feb 13, 2015 15:00 IST
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13 February: World Radio Day

World Radio Day was observed globally on 13 February 2015 with the theme Youth and Radio.

The day is a global celebration of radio as a forum for entertainment and information, as a bridge of communication for remote communities and its role in empowering people.


United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) annually celebrate the World Radio Day by planning activities with broadcasters, organizations and communities around the world.

World Radio Day
UNESCO at its 36th General Assembly on 3 November 2011 proclaimed 13 February as World Radio Day. The first World Radio Day was officially celebrated in 2012.

World Radio Day marks the anniversary of the first broadcast by United Nations Radio in 1946. 13 February 1946 was the day when the UN Radio transmitted its first call sign.

Currently, UNESCO is using radio to broadcast health emergency messages in response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

 

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