SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

World Radio Day: New Perspectives on Radio

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Tim Williams, Non-Executive Director and Deputy Director of the UK National Commission for UNESCO; Bettina Peters, Director of Development, Thomson Foundation; Dr Mary Myers, Radio in Africa Expert; Chaired by Dr Seraphin Kamdem, SOAS

Date: 13 February 2013Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 13 February 2013Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: G3 and G2

Type of Event: Seminar

February 13, 2013 is World Radio Day.

World Radio Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to understand the importance of radio and celebrate the service it provides. The event will be marked by a high-profile panel discussion with experts in development and communication, Radio and Africa. There will also be a Communication for Development Trade Fair,  which will provide an opportunity for media and development organisations and technology providers to showcase their work to students, academics and Communication and Development professionals.

In the evening, a group listening session held by 'In The Dark' will explore stories that touch the heart of human development - all told through sound. The ‘In the Dark’ team is an international group of radio enthusiasts who celebrate the power of radio through group listening events. For World Radio Day, they have curated a special listening session themed on development, and in under an hour they will move you with great radio from around the world.


5:00pmRegistration and Trade Fair
6:00-7.30pmPanel Discussion
8:00-9:00pm'In the Dark' group listening session


Exhibitors include: Sourcefabric, Lifeline Energy, Frontline SMS, the C4D Network, RadioActive, Tokyo-Edo Radio Project, London International Development Centre and Hindenburg Software.


Please sign up to attend

Organiser: Centre of African Studies and SOAS Radio

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Contact Tel: 020 78984984