Saturday (23 February) was UNESCO’s World Radio Day (@UN #WorldRadioDay). They published some very effective graphics to illustrate the importance of radio. The theme this year is “Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster”.
The World Radio Day website says:
Through World Radio Day celebrations around the world, UNESCO will promote radio in times of emergency and disaster, and put forward the following messages:
- 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.
Here are some of the graphics tweeted on the day.