WRD 2020

World Radio Day 2020

Katrina Hughes, 6th February 2020

World Radio Day (WRD) held on 13 February, celebrates radio as a powerful medium for celebrating humanity in all its diversity and constitutes a platform for democratic discourse. At the global level, radio remains the most widely consumed medium, and on WRD 2020, UNESCO calls on radio stations to uphold diversity, both in their newsroom and on the airwaves.

The theme for this year's WRD is divided into three main sub-themes:

  • ADVOCATING for pluralism in radio, including a mix of public, private and community broadcasters
  • ENCOURAGING representation in the newsroom, with teams comprised of diverse society groups
  • PROMOTING a diversity of editorial content and programme types reflecting the variety of the audiences
Want to get involved?

We encourage all radio stations, audio shows and podcasts to plan for something special on WRD. Once you’ve planned your WRD 2020 celebration, let UNESCO know about it by registering your event on their World Map so others can find you and get involved locally in person or by listening in. 

Use the WRD resources and banners to put on your webpage to spread the word and show that your radio station, podcast or NGO supports UNESCO’s WRD. Visit www.worldradioday.org to learn more.

You can spread your thoughts and get active on social media - remember to share your posts, tweets and Instagram photos with UNESCO (@UNESCO) and to use the hashtags #WorldRadioDay #WeAreRadio #WeAreDiversity.

And let the CBAA know if you've got something planned, or about the great things your broadcasters are doing and we'll share your achievements on Facebook, or in our eNews.


"On this World Day, we celebrate the power of radio to reflect and promote diversity in all its forms". 
Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Radio Day


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