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World Radio Day to promote gender equality and women's empowerment

Feb 13, 2014: Thursday, February 13th marked the World Radio Day - a day to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information, freedom of expression and gender equality over the airwaves. This year's theme is gender equality and women's empowerment in radio.

Below, please find a statement from Vatican Radio explaining our participation in this year's celebration of the annual recurrence.

World Radio Day 2014 – Vatican Radio Press Release:

As the Grandmother of radio stations (she turned 83 on February 12th), Vatican Radio is proud to inaugurate World Radio Day 2014 (one second after midnight on February 13th) by broadcasting a concert performed by the French National Orchestra and offered by Radio France and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Special programming, available throughout the day on our website (www.vaticanradio.org), will focus on the role of women in broadcasting and how Vatican Radio’s own female journalists are able to give voice to women without a voice. Part of a long-term project involving women from Africa, Asia and the Americas, these programmes highlight courageous and inspiring women who face challenging situations as they work for peace and justice in the world.


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