Today is UNESCO World Radio Day, which they describe thus (italics are mine): “a day to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information and freedom of expression over the airwaves.”
UNESCO asked me to share my thoughts regarding the relevance of radio in our mission, as they wished to share it with others on World Radio Day. You can listen to this short piece by clicking here or listening in via the embedded player below.
Without a doubt, radio is as relevant as it has ever been, especially in the remote, rural areas where we work–those areas without reliable power, let alone the Internet. It’s why radios continue to be much more useful than laptops or cell phones.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of the support you give Ears To Our World. We’re enormously grateful.
This year, we’ve already sent radios to South Sudan and to Sierra Leone. The partnership in Sierra Leone will use radio to support women’s rights over the airwaves through special radio programming. Radio, indeed, is a powerful medium for education and positive change.
Today, please take a moment to think about how radio as had an influence on our world, perhaps on your own life, and how it continues to be a lifeline for so many.
Ears To Our World