Promoting youth participation on World Radio Day

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Syrian youth trained on citizen journalism and radio techniques – © UNESCO

Advances in technology have brought new ways to communicate with each other, but radio remains the medium that reaches the widest audience worldwide.

That's according to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) which is behind the annual observance of World Radio Day on 13 February.

The day also marks the anniversary of UN Radio, which was established in 1946.

UNESCO believes radio also creates opportunities for young people to have a dialogue with their peers, noting that youth radio projects have been popping up across the world.

To find out more about the role of youth radio, Donn Bobb spoke to Mirta Lourenço, an expert on Media and Society at UNESCO in Paris.

Duration: 2’35″

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