Press Release: World Radio Day broadcast focuses on Youth and Innovation

ITU developing new global standards for sustainable growth of radio

Geneva, 13 February 2015 – World Radio Day, organized this year by UNESCO, EBU, the United Nations Office in Geneva, and ITU brings attention to the theme: “Youth and Innovation”, looking ahead to new and innovative means to connect the world. It features a live global broadcast of panel discussions, call-ins from radio journalists covering breaking news of the day, radio features and an international concert by the UN Jazz Ensemble. A Radio Hackathon over nearly 24 hours has brought together technology buffs working on coding, hacking, building and breaking.

Anchored by BBC correspondent Imogen Foulkes, the high-level debate includes the Director General of the United Nations Office in Geneva Mr Michael Møller; Mr Engida Getischew, Deputy Director General of UNESCO; Ms Ingrid Delterne, Director General of the European Broadcasting Union; and ITU Secretary-General Mr Houlin Zhao.

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