World Radio Day being observed today
UNESCO together with the Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (ACORAB) and many radio stations in Nepal are observing World Radio Day today through special radio features and a national celebration.
World Radio Day, started by UNESCO in 2011 and celebrated on the day when the United Nations Radio was created in 1946, aims at encouraging all those who work in radio broadcasting to provide inclusive and diversified content and information access for the benefit of all regardless of age and gender, UNESCO said in a statement.
“Nepal has a very vibrant radio landscape and radio remains the medium that reaches the widest audience. Radio helps people in Nepal to engage in discussions on topics that affect them. It can save lives during natural or human-
made disasters; and it provides journalists with a platform to report facts and tell their stories” says Axel Plathe, head of the UNESCO Office in Kathmandu.
Radio is not only the medium with the broadest outreach, but it also has the potential to extent to communities without access to electricity or education. Especially community radios are highly efficient as they give a space to all parts of society, and especially vulnerable groups, to voice their concerns and to contribute to the peace and development process, said UNESCO. Nepalnews.com