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The radio's role in informing is decisive, says the Radio and Television Authority

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    To celebrate World Radio Day on February 13

    In the definitive < strong>role that radio, as a means of mass communication, performs by promoting the information and entertainment of the public, the Cyprus Radio and Television Authority, also noting UNESCO's actions for the celebration of World Radio Day on February 13.

    In its announcement, the Cyprus Radio and Television Authority urges the radio organizations operating in the Republic of Cyprus “to continue with the same zeal and professionalism their worthy work”.

    Goal, he notes, “is the promotion of universal values ​​and fundamental principles of journalism such as freedom of speech, respect for the sensitivities and particularities of all citizens and social groups, valid, timely and polyphonic information, the offering of high quality entertainment and programs “.

    The announcement states that February 13 was established following a UNESCO decision in 2011 as World Radio Day. Purposeof World Radio Day is to upgrade international cooperation between radio organizations, promote access to information and defend freedom of expression.

    It is noted that on the occasion of the over 100 years of radio's theme for this year's World Radio Day is “A Century of Informing, Entertaining, Educating”. The theme reflects the public's trust in radio but also the increased challenges due to the operation of digital platforms.

    For this year's Radio Day, UNESCO has created an online map, www.unesco.org/en/days/world-radio/map, allowing radio organizations and other related bodies cross-border connections, thus promoting cooperation between them. In order for the connection to be possible, you need to register and declare your desire to participate in cross-border cooperation, at the link www.unesco.org/en/days/world-radio/2024/register.

    Furthermore, UNESCO proposes 13 actions , including pre-recorded and live talk shows, visits to radio organizations, podcasts, which can be organized to promote and enhance radio production and collaboration. All the actions proposed by UNESCO are accessible on its website.

    “On the occasion of World Radio Day, the Cyprus Radio and Television Authority reminds the key role that radio, as a means of mass communication, plays in promoting information and the entertainment of the public”, it is noted.

    Source: cyprustimes.com

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