World Radio Day celebration held on February 13, 2019

Hon:Juliana Shonza Deputy Minister of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports

Deputy Minister of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports issues her keynote speech during the WRD in Tanga on February 13. Her message to scribes, “be impartial and report both sides the positive and negative not only negative”. Hailed UNESCO and SDC’s support towards community radio saying their support helps the latter to disseminate information to the marginaliUNESCO UNESCO

“As Ministers we recognize the importance of Information Technology and Communication, this technology has great benefits so the journalist they have to know Information Technology and commucation  in detail  will help deliver information more quickly and more accurately.” said the Deputy Minister of Information, Art, Culture and Sports – Juliana Shonza – during World Day celebration held on February 13, 2019

The event was coordinated by UNESCO in collaboration with the Network of Community Media in Tanzania ( TADIO).

Prosper Kwigize, Chairperson for the Network of Community Media in Tanzania (TADIO)
Prosper Kwigize, Chairperson for the Network of Community Media in Tanzania (TADIO)

Prosper Kwigize, Chairperson for the Network of Community Media in Tanzania (TADIO) made a powerful speech with a call for the government to provide tax relief on radio equipment. TADIO enjoys support from UNESCO under its SDC Project.

UNESCO Head of Office and Representative, Mr Tirso Dos Santos.
UNESCO Head of Office and Representative, Mr Tirso Dos Santos.

 UNESCO Head of Office and Representative, Mr Tirso Dos Santos shares touching story of how Radio Tanzania broadcast messages of hope and freedom during the liberation movement as a young boy in Mozambique in 1973. Today Mozambique is free.

Radio reaches more people than any other media platform. It educates and raises awareness on important issues, providing an interactive platform where people can air their views, concerns and grievances. UNESCO will continue to support media development for the achievement of the #SDGs in Tanzania

“Radio reaches more people than any other media platform. It educates and raises awareness on important issues, providing an interactive platform where people can air their views, concerns and grievances. UNESCO will continue to support media development for the achievement of the #SDGs in Tanzania” Tirso

 

Prof Elifas Bisanda, the Vice Chancellor of the Open University of Tanzania and the Chairperson of the UNESCO National Commission shares his story of his experience with the radio-in 1959, his father was the first in his village to own a radio. “There were many eyes on it. The radio was the first miracle in the village.” Radios continue to promote peace and unity in the country.

The Open University of Tanzania hosts the Secretariat and production studio for the community media network-TADIO.

The University offers an undergraduate degree course in Journalism, Mass Communication and Public Relations. All practicing and aspiring communication specialists are encouraged to apply.

Delegates at the high table from left, Rodney Thadeus from the Directorate of Information Services, Tirso Dos Santos, UNESCO’s Head of Office and Representative, Hon. Juliana Shonza Deputy Minister MICAS, Tanga District Commissioner and rep of the Regional Commissioner Hon. Thobias Mwilapwa, Prosper Kwigize, TADIO Chairperson and Professor Eliphas Bisanda, Vice Chancellor for the Open University of Tanzania follow the proceedings during the day.

Traditional dancers enchant guests during the WRD in Tanga on Feb 13, 2019. The event has been organized by UNESCO in collaboration with TADIO.

Motivated and dedicated. The Deputy Minister of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports, Hon Juliana Shonza; UNESCO Head of Office and Representative Mr Tirso Dos Santos; UNESCO Sector Lead for Communication and Information Mrs Nancy Angulo; Media expert Mama Rose Mwalimu and Legal expert Flaviana Charles look forward to future cooperation for media pluralism and diversity in Tanzania.

World Radio Day celebrations in Tanga ended on a high note with renewed commitment from@TADIO @UNESCO, Government and stakeholders to further efforts to achieve the #SDGs in Tanzania through increased access to information, particularly for populations in rural and hard to reach areas. Informed citizens make better choices for development.

Rose Haji – MC
World Radio day 2019

 

Mr Christoph Legay From Unesco
some of the participants are enjoying the world’s radio day