Editorial Guidelines and Rules for Participation
Mission Statement and Goals
The mission of December 18 is to promote and protect the rights of migrants with dignity and respect as basic values. December 18 supports a rights-based approach to labour migration and works towards the universal ratification and effective implementation of the UN Migrant Workers Convention.
The mission of Radio 1812 is to raise awareness about International Migrants Day.
The goals of Radio 1812 are:
- To increase awareness of migrants’ rights issues globally through the use of radio on International Migrants Day.
- To promote International Migrants Day as an opportunity for celebration, reflection and debate around migrants’ issues, both at the global and local level.
UN-Statement for International Migrants Day
"Member States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations are invited to observe International Migrants Day through the dissemination of information on the human rights and fundamental freedoms of migrants, and through the sharing of experiences and the design of actions to ensure their protection."
Rules for Participating in Radio 1812
Selection of Participants
Radio 1812 is a program of diversity on a global scale. Radios, migrants’ groups and other organisations or institutions from all over the world are welcome to participate by contributing their audio programs. We welcome small and large, public, community and commercial radios, FM/AM and online radio stations, participants from all continents.
The Radio 1812 team reserves the right to refuse a radio/a group if the audio program is not in line with the spirit of the UN Statement for International Migrants Day. Editors have authority over the site and will remove any content deemed unsuitable.
Influence on the Programs
The Radio 1812 team has no particular requirements with regards to the type of content (interviews, reports, life interviews, short stories…) as long as all content remains within the boundaries of the above mentioned editorial guidelines, and clearly refers to International Migrants Day. All participants can choose form and content of the program they want to broadcast.
Participation/Exchange of Programs
We ask that each participant in the Radio 1812 event broadcasts on – or in the run up to 18th December – a program on migration-related issues. Such a program can be an original program produced especially for this occasion, a re-broadcast of an older program or a program downloaded from the Radio 1812 site. Participation may also take the format of broadcasting the Radio 1812 jingles or compilation clips.
All participants are requested to make a reference to International Migrants Day and to their participation in the Radio 1812 event.
If possible, participants in the Radio 1812 event are asked to upload their audio programmes on the Radio 1812 site so that they can be shared with and broadcasted by other Radio 1812 participants. If this is not possible, please do contact the December 18 team. Content appearing on the Radio 1812 site is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Should they wish to do so; participants can produce their own language-versions of the Radio 1812 jingles.
Participants are strongly advised to share their program details and broadcast schedule with the December 18 team in order to get visibility on the Radio 1812 website and to facilitate the implementation of the event. Participants are also encouraged to upload as quickly as possible their program(s) on the Radio 1812 site. There is no obligation to take part in the project every year, however the December 18 team is hoping to build longer term partnerships with those taking participant in the event.
What Radio 1812 can do for the participants
Radio 1812 is a global initiative and gives visibility to all participants via the project’s website and a series of PR initiatives. The participants may also want to use the Radio 1812 jingle, the Radio 1812 and IMD logo and the audio content provided by all those taking part in Radio 1812.
The Radio 1812 team is also keen to create bridges between media and migrant groups and experts, providing media with a wide array of voices, experiences and expertise and helping migrants be heard. The team will therefore try to assist interested (radio) journalists in establishing contact with migrants’ organisations and support groups. This assistance could take the format of providing contact details and/or helping to arrange interviews.
The Radio1812 team will also occasionally offer original content on migration issues. Such content could take the format of interviews, background information or thematic info sheets and might be produced in co-production with a radio station and/or a migrants’ organisation, civil society actor or international institution.
The Radio 1812 team can be contacted by writing to: email@example.com