The theme for the 12th edition of the World Radio Day, to be celebrated on 13 February 2023, is “Radio and Peace”.
War, as an antonym to peace, signifies an armed conflict between countries or groups within a country, but may also translate into a conflict of media narratives. The narrative can increase tensions or maintain conditions for peace in a given context – for instance weigh in on the rough or smooth conduct of elections, the rejection or integration of returnees, the rise or tempering of nationalistic fervour, etc. In reporting and informing the general public, radio stations shape public opinion and frame a narrative that can influence domestic and international situations and decision-making processes.
Radio can indeed fuel conflict but in reality, professional radio moderates conflict and/or tensions, preventing their escalation or bringing about reconciliation and reconstruction talks. In contexts of distant or immediate tension, relevant programmes and independent news reporting provide the foundation for sustainable democracy and good governance by gathering evidence about what is happening, informing citizens about it in impartial and fact-based terms, explaining what is at stake and brokering dialogue among different groups in society.
In not more than 500 words, share your opinions and experiences on Radio and Peace in Uganda.
Developing Your Essay
We recommend that you take your time to develop your submission in Ms. Word before you paste it into the application form. Develop your essay as a one-page, not more than 500 words, Times New Roman, Size 12, single-spaced, and Justified. After you have completed your essay, you will be able to copy it and paste it into the PDF application form that you can download here: download form here
30th January 2023
10th February 2023
No. of Entries:
We will accept and review up to 200 entries on a first come first serve basis.
Winner Announcement Date
13th February 2023 (World Radio Day)
The winning essays are published on our website and social media sites. Winners are contacted by email and phone.
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