Media Advisory: ITU hosts World Radio Day 2015 in Geneva, 13 February

Live global broadcast, exhibitions, demos, hackathon, debates, features highlight theme: Youth and Innovation in Radio

Geneva, 4 February 2015 – World Radio Day will be marked at ITU in Geneva on 13 February. The event will be broadcast live around the world from 17:00 to 20:00 in the Popov Room in ITU’s Tower Building.

Organized by UNESCO, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the United Nations Office in Geneva, and ITU, World Radio Day will begin with a hackathon among young innovators and software developers and an exhibition of new devices as well as historic pieces opening at 14:00 followed by a technical session by radiocommunication experts at 14:30.

The main programme will open at 17:00 with a live broadcast anchored by BBC correspondent Imogen Foulkes and will include features produced by UNESCO, UN Radio and ITU, and the World Radio Day concert by the UN Jazz Ensemble.

Media Information: UN Press accreditation is valid. Others who wish to attend, please send your request to Lucy Spencer: Please bring a photo ID to show at the Gate. The best point of entry is the ITU Tower building.

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