Migrant groups: get involved!
The team behind Radio 1812 invites you to take part in the 2010 edition of this global audio event with the aim to involve more countries, radios, migrant organisations and concerned citizens all around the world in the celebrations of International Migrants Day on 18 December.
Why should you take part?
Radio is the most effective means of communication known to humans as it provides access to the greater number of people in the world: you don’t need to read or write to listen to radio, you don’t need to speak English to listen or to make radio, you even often don’t need electricity to listen to the radio. It is an extraordinary tool to widen debates, increase participation and raise awareness. Radio stations are easy to set up and the radio spectrum is now endless, so the number of radio stations around the world is exploding and they cater to all audiences, global, local, community, online, a feast which TV and the Internet are still struggling to achieve to the same extent. Yet bringing the power of radio and the Internet together gives you access to the type of audiences that you could only dream of 10 years ago. The airwaves and the Internet, like air and water, are a public good.
So make sure that on 18th December 2010, you make the most of that public good by ensuring that your local or national stations, your organisation, your country join in the Radio 1812 and celebrate IMD along with the rest of the world.
What others have said about Radio 1812
"The Collective VOIX DES MIGANTS Cameroon wants to participate in the radio marathon on International Migrants' Day. We already have a partneship with two FM radios in Yaounde", Oscar Francis Eyezoo, Coordinator Voix des Migrants (Cameroon)
"We will be very happy to joining this event. During the week of 18th December we will produce a talkshow about International Migrants' Day. I can slo confirm that our regional partners in Asia Calling will also participate", Ade Wahyudi, Program Manager, KBR68H (Indonesia)
"On Sunday I was listening to the various programmes on your site and I found them really interesting. And the best thing about them is that the quality is very good, whether at the level of the production or at the level of the audio", Jose Perez Kerco, Producer, Utopias en FM (Argentina)
"It will be a pleasure to talk on the radio again about the 18th of December. I will do it for sure! Thanks for the support with the material", Rosário Farmhouse, Director JRS-Portugal
"Hi Myriam! I’ve had 102 downloads of the programme since it went up on the Radio 1812 website! Really pleased!", Jo Fahy, Life FM/Ensemble (United Kingdom)
"Congratulations with the success of the migrants’ day radio initiative. I’m impressed by the good work and the enthusiasm of the team!", Paul de Guchteneire, UNESCO, Chief International Migration Division
How you can take part
Get in touch with your local radios to get them on board telling them about this fourth global audio event. You can even organise your national small or large audio event by getting various radios to cover IMD (as Greece and Italy did), encouraging them to broadcast on the day and to share their material with the rest of the world by uploading it onto the Radio 1812 website.
Ask them to rebroadcast programmes they will find on our website (www.radio1812.net) if they are unable to produce their own or simply if they want a bit of diversity in their programming
Work with them or encourage them to produce a jingle in the local language for the day if they are unable to produce a full programme, or you can suggest that they broadcast one of our jingles that will be available in 5 languages (or they could translate those) and repeat broadcast throughout 18 December
Ask them to read a list of IMD events taking place locally or nationally as parts of their news
Remain available for interviews
Provide voices for radios (migrant voices to speak about their experiences, returning migrants, community leaders, politicians, experts).
Send us contact details of radio stations and organisations that could get involved in this event.
Upload your own radio materials on migration on the Radio 1812 website if you have any so that radios around the world can use all or some parts of your programme
Put the Radio 1812 logo/banner and link to us on your own website.
Talk to others about Radio 1812 and get them on board to outreach to their own local or national radios
Join our facebook page and pass on the info to your constituency. If you have any questions, then contact us at: email@example.com.
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