World Radio Day
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World Radio Day is celebrated every year on 13 February across the world.
An overview of the news
The day is observed every year to raise awareness among the public and media about the importance of radio and to encourage access to information through radio.
The theme for this 12th edition of World Radio Day - 'Radio and Peace'.
The theme of this year focuses on the role of radio as an independent medium of peace making.
The sub-theme of the World Radio day - ‘Radio in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding’ and ‘Support to Independent Radio’.
The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) highlights independent radio as a pillar for conflict prevention and peace building in the world.
The day is celebrated with various broadcasts, online activities, community events and awards.
Background of the day
On 3 November 2011, UNESCO declared 13 February as World Radio Day as United Nations Radio was first established on this day in 1946.
It is celebrated to uphold the importance of radio as well as to encourage providing access to information through radio.
UNESCO coordinates the various activities of World Radio Day at the global level with the member states of the United Nations through its radio stations.
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