February 13, 2023 is World Radio Day. The day has been set aside to celebrate the invaluable contribution of radio to humanity, development and democracy. In recognition of the ability of radio to build harmony and sustain peace in the face of tension and conflict, this year’s celebration is focused on the theme: Radio and Peace.
In West Africa, the theme is not only timely but indicative of the role radio must play in the face of military coups, democratic recession, conflicts and rising political tension.
On the occasion of World Radio Day, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) urges media practitioners, journalists, and show hosts to be professional, and ethical and ensure their platforms are used to propagate unity, peace and development.
Below is a message from the Executive Director of the MFWA, Sulemana Braimah, to the media in West Africa.