In commemoration of the 2016 World Radio Day, the Partnership for Media and Democracy in Nigeria (PAMED), comprising the Institute for Media and Society (IMS), Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and the International Press Centre (IPC) convened a three-hour online discussion (tweetmeet) on Saturday, February 13, 2016 when it joined the rest of the global community to mark this year’s anniversary of World Radio Day.
PAMED’s 2016 World Radio Day discussion programme took place primarily on Twitter and Facebook with three sessions which covered the following topics:
- Radio Saves Lives: Underscoring the Importance of Radio
- Ensuring Access to Information for Internally Displaced Persons
- Accessibility of Radio and the Importance of an Enabling Regulatory Environment
The Partnership for Media and Democracy is inviting all stakeholders in Nigeria, including government officials and representatives of government institutions; members of the media fraternity and representatives of media professional bodies; human rights activists and representatives of civil society organizations; as well as interested citizens and members of the public, to join the discussions online and share their views and perspectives.
The online discussion took place on Twitter from 12.00 noon to 3.00pm and used the hashtag: #WRDNig
The Partnership for Media and Democracy said it continues to identify with the aspirations which motivated the proclamation of February 13 as World Radio Day, especially the need to raise awareness about the importance of radio, facilitate access to information through radio and enhance networking among broadcasters.