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World Radio Day London: Has media forgotten the social value of sports?

Various Speakers

Date: 7 February 2018Time: 3:00 PM

Finishes: 7 February 2018Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei site and BGLT

Type of Event: Festival

In the UK media landscape, mainstream media overwhelmingly focuses on elite sport, often meaning that under-represented groups such as women, BAME, LGBT communities and disability sport receive little coverage. How can sports journalism better reflect what's happening across the UK and help to challenge some of the stereotypes and cultural divides which persist in sport and society? What role can radio and the wider media play in helping to demonstrate the positive social impact of sport?

About World Radio Day:

For the seventh year running SOAS Radio, the official radio station of SOAS University of London, will be marking UNESCO's annual World Radio Day on February 7th, a day to celebrate the medium of radio around the world. This year the theme will be 'Radio and Sports' and we will be addressing topics around the relationship between sports, radio and wider media and presenting organisations and individuals that work in the field.

Come to learn about sports, media and communication, participate in the trade fair, free workshops and discussions about how to improve our approaches to fairer sports coverage in radio and broader media and meet sports and media industry professionals and organisations. See what’s happening in the airwaves around you! This event is open to the public and free to attend, but requires a sign up on eventbrite:


3-6pm: Radio Fair & Workshops

(Brunei Suite, SOAS University London)

Stalls and interactive exhibition representing communication & development organisations, community radio stations and more!

6-8pm: Panel Discussion

(Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS University London)

Has Media forgotten the social values of sport?

This event is co-hosted with ConnectSport, C4D Network, Global, Roundhouse and Centre of African Studies.