World Radio Day

Indian female sports broadcaster breaks gender barriers in sport

Unesco spoke to Anjum Chopra about her experiences as a woman broadcaster in India.

The media, or even the audience, took it very positively. In terms of men taking it well, it was a mixed bag to begin with, as to why a woman is sitting here and what has she got to contribute.

Anjum Chopra, sports broadcaster, India

I always felt that if I have been entrusted with the task of doing something, I should do it to the best of my abilities and to the abilities that is actually expected out of me as a broadcaster. So, I have never seen it as a boy's thing or a woman's thing. I have always seen the sport as a gender neutral sport.

Anjum Chopra, sports broadcaster, India

The aim of World Radio Day is to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information, freedom of expression and youth participation over the airwaves.

You can find out more by visiting the World Radio Day website

Take a listen to Anjum Chopra's inspirational interview below:


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