UNESCO to hold Remote Radio Week

Organized by UNESCO in partnership with WHO, Remote Radio Week is an online training programme aimed at building the capacity of local radio stations to produce accurate and professional radio content in the event of containment measures or emergencies, including financial difficulties.

The programme, which will be held from November 1 to 5, will also be available on demand. It will cover the several thematic areas, with particular reference to the pandemic crisis.

The programme targets Radio operators, professionals and managers worldwide with a particular attention to the needs of local radio stations.

Remote Radio Week will propose distinct programmes in English, French, Spanish and Arabic during the day, featuring experts, examples, debates and technical tips for the audience.


UNESCO Remote Radio Week is an online event covering the theme of ‘Remote Radio,’

with the goal of supporting the mission and operations of radio stations located on five different continents.

It consists of an online program that provides information on how to:

  • Train station staff to work remotely (e.g. studio, broadcast, IP, cloud, social networks, and DIY equipment)
  • Promote credible and trustworthy radio journalism and public service efforts (reliable information, disinformation, media and information literacy, social links, etc.)
  • Manage a radio station in times of crisis (e.g. human, economic aspects, social/strategic role)


Day 1: The Radio Connection

Media of proximity/ companionship, Info/fake news, entertainment and education

  • Discussion How important is radio during a pandemic or any type of crisis ? What are the benefits it brings?
  • Expert Tips Good Governance / Human Resource Management
  • Flash Testimony Accessibility for the disabled
  • Masterclass How to develop local revenues for radio, independant from donor funding, for sustanability (subscriptions, affiliation, branded content / sponsored podcast, audio branding)
  • Resource Disinformation (How radio can fight against fake news)

 Day 2: Home Studio

Audio interface, mics, headphones, accessories, recording/editing/mixing workstation/acoustics/isolation, podcasts, all-in-one solutions, DIY

  • Discussion How should you equip your home studio for professional FM radio or podcasts?
  • Expert Tips Advice on how to produce a high-quality broadcast from a home studio
  • Tips ou Flash Testimony Visual Radio
  • Masterclass Interactive radio
  • Resource Domestic Violence (how radio can bring awareness to gender-based violence)

Day 3: Remote Contribution

Live broadcasts, emergency, interview-multiplex, remote debates, AoIP codecs, telephony, quality-latency-resilience, security

  • Discussion How to manage audio contributions from home
  • Expert Tips 10 apps for radio journalists
  • Flash Testimony Radio in a box (autonomous solutions for emergency situation)
  • Masterclass Mojo/Mobile Journalism (Inexpensive / using the bare minimum)
  • Resource Regularly Reporting on COVID (how radio can produce programmes on COVID)

Day 4: Cloud Radio

Music and news scheduling, live antenna, voice tracking, remote advertising/trafficking, remote playout, security, VPN, backup

  • Discussion Why should radio broadcasters make use of the cloud?
  • Expert Tips Tips on the best features to use when operating your radio from the cloud
  • Focus Cybersecurity / Data privacy
  • Masterclass Free and open source radio tools
  • Focus The voice of indigenous people

Day 5: Audio Everywhere

Streaming, podcast hosting, hyperdistribution, Social networks

  • Discussion How to deliver a quality audio program on all listening devices live and on- demand and how to adapt content?
  • Flash Testimony Social Audio / Covid
  • Flash Testimony Freedom of information / Podcast
  • Masterclass Social Audio : Extending delivery of broadcast (or radio) content to new platforms
  • Resource Education/Information (How radio can ease universal access to education and information?)
  • Closing session What’s next ? (Replay, Resources, WRD22)

 For more information, visit www.remote-radio-week.org

This story first appeared on RadioInfo.asia