Celebrate World Radio Day with us!

Radio broadcaster in Senegal

What: Virtual Event: World Radio Day 2021
When: Friday, February 12, 2021 at 12 p.m. EST
Where: Zoom (limited spaces available) or Facebook.

Join us on Friday, February 12 to meet award winning African broadcasters and hear them talk about their craft. 

We’ll be announcing the 2021 winners of the George Atkins Communications Award for farm broadcasting excellence and the Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio, awarded to stations who have shown excellence in addressing gender inequality. You’ll have a chance to meet two of these extraordinary broadcasters.

But that’s not all. We’ll be hosting a conversation between one of the George Atkins Communication Award winners and longtime Canadian broadcaster Lloyd Robertson. Learn about the challenges faced by broadcasters and what it means to be a good farm radio journalist.

Additionally, listen to a dialogue between the CBC’s Nora Young and a winner of the Liz Hughes Award. Find out what radio means for women, and what radio broadcasters are doing to promote gender equality in their country.

And you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions yourself! Submit your questions here beforehand, or ask at the event!

Spaces are limited. Register ahead of time to ensure you can access the event, or on the day, follow along with the event on Facebook, where we will be streaming live.

Featuring our special guests:

Lloyd Robertson

Lloyd Robertson

Lloyd Robertson is one of Canada’s most respected and decorated news anchors. He spent 35 years as Chief Anchor and Senior Editor of the CTV National News. He has been a spokesperson for Farm Radio International since the 1980’s.

Nora Young

Nora Young

Nora Young is the host and the creator of Spark, CBC’s national radio show and podcast about technology and culture.

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