I’m currently planning a new 2019/20 programme, and events are themed around the following five international days:
27th October 2019 – World Day of Audiovisual Heritage
The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is a commemoration of the adoption, in 1980 by the 21st General Conference, of the Recommendation for the Safeguarding and Preservation of Moving Images. The World Day provides an occasion to raise general awareness of the need to take urgent measures and to acknowledge the importance of audiovisual documents.
21st November 2019 – World Television Day
World Television Day is not so much a celebration of the tool, but rather the philosophy which it represents. Television represents a symbol of communication and globalization in the contemporary world.
13th February 2020 – World Radio Day
Radio is the mass medium reaching the widest audience in the world. It is also recognized as a powerful communication tool and a low-cost medium. Radio is specifically suited to reach remote communities and vulnerable people: the illiterate, the disabled, women, youth and the poor while offering a platform to intervene in the public debate, irrespective of people’s educational level. Furthermore, radio has a strong and specific role in emergency communication and disaster relief.
3rd May 2020 – World Press Freedom Day
Every year, 3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom, to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.
19th August 2020 – World Photography Day
World Photography Day is an annual, worldwide celebration of the art, craft, science and history of photography.