VOV celebrates World Radio Day 2017

VOV.VN - Radio has always been a convenient, engaging, popular and diverse media platform, Radio Voice of Vietnam (VOV) President Nguyen The Ky has said at a ceremony to mark World Radio Day 2017 in Hanoi.

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Acting Chief Representative of the UNESCO Office in Vietnam Susan Vize congratulates VOV on the celebration of World Radio Day 2017.
On February 13, the Voice of Vietnam Radio (VOV) and UNESCO’s Hanoi Office co-hosted a ceremony to mark World Radio Day 2017 in Hanoi, attended by Acting Chief Representative of the UNESCO Office in Vietnam Susan Vize along with speakers, leaders of local radio and television stations.

Those in attendance also included lecturers and students from various academies of journalism throughout the country.

In her remarks, Ms Susan Vize appreciated the initiative of VOV to hold two workshops on the theme " Radio Is You”  and “Media Promotes Gender Equality”.

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Acting Chief Representative of the UNESCO Office in Vietnam Susan Vize delivers a speech at the ceremony.

“Radio is still the most dynamic, reactive and robust medium in forming and transforming us through information, entertainment and audience participation. Having a radio means you’re never alone," she said.

Addressing the ceremony,VOV President Nguyen The Ky affirmed that radio has always been a convenient, engaging, popular and diverse media platform.

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VOV President Nguyen The Ky (third from left) chairs two workshops as  part of the celebration of World Radio Day.

"This year’s theme “Radio is you” highlights the importance of interactions between radio stations and the audiences. Listeners are the key factor in a radio station’s development strategy and policy.

As the national radio network, VOV has been the vanguard in reforming the media to better meet public demands. VOV programs are open and highly interactive to encourage listeners’ participation, making radio a loyal companion of the public," Ky noted.

World Radio Day was first announced in 2011 to honor the role of radio in society. More than 100 events were underway around the world on February 13 to mark this occasion. 

In her message, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova underlined that at a time of turbulence, radio provides an enduring platform to bring communities together. It is a force for human rights and dignity and a powerful enabler of solutions to the challenges all societies face.

At the two workshops, the speakers proposed initiatives to improve the quality of the content of radio programmes, thus making them more appealing to the audiences and closer to real life.

Additionally, many questions were raised aiming to help VOV outline its orientations in the new era of digital radio technology in the time ahead.

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