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World Radio Day

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The nation celebrates the first edition of World Radio Day in 2012. It was originally proposed by Spain. It was celebrated this year to remember the contribution of radio in our life.

World radio Day

Key Highlights

  • Theme of the 2016 world radio day isRadio in Times of Emergency and Disaster”.
  • Radio broadcasting is a one-way wireless transmission over radio waves.
  • Audio broadcasting is done via cable radio, local wire television networks, satellite radio, and internet radio etc.
  • Radio can help in emergency response operations.
  • It was declared during the 36th conference of the UNESCO.
  • Radio is the source of information entertainment and knowledge.
  • Radio is a priceless tool.
  • Radio is a useful to provide a medium for the voices of those who are too often ignored.

About World Radio Day

  • World Radio Day is an observance day held annually on 13 February.
  • It’s about celebrating radio.
  • The unique power of radio to touch lives and bring people together across every corner of the globe
  • It was declared on 3 November 2011 by UNESCO
  • Freedom of expression and journalists’ safety should be disaster-proof.
  • Radio empowers survivors and vulnerable people, whose right to privacy is to be respected.
  • Radio has social impact and provides access to information.
  • People’s right to information should be protected even in times of emergency and disaster.
  • Radio saves lives.
  • The immediate accessibility of radio frequencies is essential to saving lives. These frequencies should be protected so they are available in times of emergency.