Radio Programmes

Khanabadhoshon Ki Duniya – A World of Migrants

Disrupting the Singular Narrative

A World of MigrantsOn the occasion of International Labour Day, 1 May 2017, UNESCO launched an awareness campaign to highlight the importance of creating inclusive urban spaces for migrants.

Khanabadhoshon Ki Duniya or A World of Migrants is a series of 10 Radio Programmes (3–4 minutes each) produced by UNESCO featuring several real-life situations involving migrants and the challenges they face in accessing their rights and entitlements.

With Khanabadhoshon Ki Duniya, UNESCO attempts to disrupt the singular image of the underprivileged migrant as a suffering, needy and dependent person to a resilient, strong survivor and entrepreneur through the medium of radio.

The radio programmes adopt alternative narratives to highlight unique characteristics of migrants in the city, for example: migrants as agents of development, migrants as upholders of cultural diversity, the migrant working woman, migrants as contributors to skill diversity and migrants as symbol of new aspirations.

The aim is to evoke empathy amongst urban dwellers by focusing on similarities between migrants from rural areas and residents from urban areas. The series will focus on sharing the lived experience and contributions of migrants to the cities they migrate to and thereby disrupt the homogeneous image.

For Press Release, full transcripts in Hindi and English, and schedule of broadcasts on All India Radio, click here.


Saara Aasmaan Hamara – The Sky Is Ours Too

Saara Aasmaan Hamara – The Sky Is Ours Too is a 16-episode Hindi radio series, developed by Gurgaon Ki Awaaz Community Radio with the support of UNESCO New Delhi. The series aims to build positive conversations and narratives around migration, and is based on the UNESCO and Ideosync campaign, Khanabadhoshon Ki Duniya – A World of Migrants, and the themes highlighted therein.

The duration of each episode is 45 minutes—comprising of a 15-minute pre-recorded programme and a 30-minute live phone-in component. Each episode addresses themes and challenges specific to the migrant community, and will attempt to disrupt the singular narrative of migration.

The episodes will be broadcast on Gurgaon Ki Awaaz 107.8 FM at 10.30 am IST every Friday starting 30 June 2017, and repeated thrice weekly. For the full schedule of broadcasts, click here.