We look when someone is different. We judge when people don’t share the same thoughts as we do or don’t look like us. We ignore when we don’t want to understand other people’s points of view. Diversity is an action. It’s not just about governments, we can all do something if we choose to do. We all have a responsibility for making people around us feel comfortable.
On the 13th of February UNESCO was celebrating 9th World Radio Day. This year’s focus turns to diversity. We as Praxis volunteers organized radio marathon and talked five hours about diversity. We covered the topics as diversity on movies and music, cultural diversity, diversity in media, gender and sexual diversity. We finished the day with a quiz about the radio and discussed the importance of radio.
Radio is one of the oldest medium, but it’s still a powerful communication tool. It provides an opportunity for those who can not access television and can not read to keep up-to-date on the news and trends. Radio is a low-cost medium and can reach to vulnerable people from remote communities while also offering a platform to intervene in the public debate.
Achieving diversity isn’t easy, but for sure radio will help us to get closer to our goals.