KITUO ATTENDS ‘THIS CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE OF US…’ IDP RADIO DRAMA LAUNCH & WORLD RADIO DAY 2019 CELEBRATION
Kituo Cha Sheria joined the Kenya Community Media Network (KCOMNET) and partners to celebrate the eighth edition of the World Radio Day (WRD), an annual commemoration held on 13th February 2019. The annual event was held at Reuben Centre, Mukuru-kwa-Reuben, Embakasi South, Nairobi. This year’s event was held in an environment meant to enable participants to celebrate community radio broadcasters and enhance cooperation among them and their audience. Local and international CSOs were also part of the celebration under the theme “Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace”. Kituo was represented by programme officers Jack Odiwa, Martha Ogutu and Ruth Nzembi who took part in a panel and plenary discussion on “Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace” and the Launch of the IDP Radio drama Production season 2 “This can happen to anyone of us”.
The event brought together 23 community radio stations and Ruben FM in Mukuru kwa Ruben, Nairobi County. Kituo was recognized as a key partner and stakeholder in championing media growth, social change and defense of human rights. World Radio Day was proclaimed by UNESCO to celebrate gains in radio broadcasting, improve international cooperation among radio broadcasters and encourage decision-makers to create and provide access to information through radio, including community radios. It’s an occasion to draw attention to the unique value of radio, which remains the medium to reach the widest audience and is currently taking up new technological forms and devices.