World Radio Day 2023 and Its Significance
World Radio Day is observed globally on February 13 every year. This day celebrates the radio as a way of educating people, providing information, and promoting freedom of expression across cultures.
This year the theme of this day is “Radio and Peace”. On World Radio Day 2023, UNESCO highlights independent radio as a pillar for conflict prevention and peace-building. World Radio Day is a medium to raise awareness about the radio and to make networking sturdier among broadcasters. Radio is a century-old but vital source of social interaction.
Radio is a low-cost medium explicitly suited to reach remote communities and vulnerable people, proposing a platform to intervene in the public debate. It also plays an essential role in emergency communication and disaster relief. It can save lives during natural or human-made disasters, and it gives journalists a platform to report facts and tell their stories. The first World Radio Day was officially celebrated in 2012.
The intention of celebrating World Radio Day is to spread awareness among the public and the media to boost up the significance of radio. It also stimulates decision-makers to establish and provide access to information through radio, enrich networking, and develop a sort of international cooperation among the broadcasters.