May 302008

Via Frieda Werden of WINGS:

“Word just arrived that the UN is poised to cancel the program “Women” produced by UN Radio’s English service. There is no other program focused on women that I know of coming out of UN media. You can find it for streaming and downloading on the website

My letter said that the women’s coverage of the UN for radio needs to be expanded. It is a program that’s been around for decades, but it’s been cut back and back until it’s only 14 minutes every 2 weeks – a ridiculous length and frequency in terms of getting scheduled on radio stations.

A tremendous amount is happening in the UN involving and affecting women, and yet nowadays campus media, community media, and women’s media are all being denied press passes to cover press conferences and events put on by the UN. We’ve never been able to get a substantial amount of serious coverage out of network media on women’s issues. Who is going to cover the United Nations for us?”

Contact for your letters and emails of feedback and support:

Diane Bailey
Chief, English Language Unit
United Nations Radio
United Nations, Room S-850F
New York, NY 10017
baileyd @

 May 30, 2008  Posted by on May 30, 2008

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