UNESCO’s Remote Radio Week is in November

Remote Radio Week for UNESCO which will take place 1-5 November 2021, with the week devoted to helping radio stations broadcast remotely.

With 100% of the content online and in four languages, the week will include insights and suggestions on how to keep stations broadcasting through any crisis.

Day 1: The Radio Connection – 1 November 2021 – 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – UTC+01:00

Media of proximity/ companionship, info/fake news, entertainment, education…

    • How important is radio during a pandemic or any type of crisis? What are the benefits it brings?
    • Good Governance / Human Resource Management
    • 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…)
    • Disinformation (How radio can fight against fake news…)


Day 2: Home Studio – 2 November 2021 – 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – UTC+01:00

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

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


Day 3: Remote Contribution – 3 November 2021 – 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – UTC+01:00

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

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


Day 4: Cloud Radio – 4 November 2021 – 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – UTC+01:00

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

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


Day 5: Audio Everywhere – 5 November 2021 – 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – UTC+01:00

Streaming, podcast hosting, hyperdistribution, social networks…

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

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