AUP students help with UNESCO's World Radio Day

February 13, 2016

Last Friday, AUP students attended and contributed to UNESCO's World Radio Day, a celebration of radio as a global medium. UNESCO's objective was to encourage decision makers to establish and provide access to information through radio; as well as to enhance networking and international cooperation among broadcasters, with the overall goal of bringing together a community of indivuduals, who are looking to encourage access to information, freedom of expression, and gender equality, over the airwaves.

This year's theme for the worldwide event was "Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster", highlighting the role played by radio during periods of chaos.

UNESCO's World Rado Day 2016 Banner

During Christmas break, Lori Martinez and Nolwazi Mjwara, AUP Global Communication master students, participated in an interview with Tamil Nadu Emergency Radio Station in Auroville, India, where they shared their thoughts and opinions on UNESCO's World Radio Event.

Watch a short production video here produced by Nolwazi:

Lori and Nolwazi's interview was also uploaded onto the UNESCO's World Radio Day's Soundcloud account and has been receiving tremendous attention.

The students' professionalism continues to be recognized: in addition to the huge number of plays on the soundcloud account, no less than Mirta Lourenco, Chief of Section for Media Development at UNESCO, has been using content from their interview on the UNESCO website, to highlight the purpose of radio during disasters and emergencies.