“NON FERMIAMO QUESTA VOCE”
On Friday, December 11,. 2020, Italian student radio stations will unite in a 24-hour marathon in remembrance and celebration of former colleague Antonio Megalizzi, who was one of the victims of the 2018 Strasbourg terrorist attack. This event will be organized by RadUni In collaboration with Fondazione Antonio Megalizzi and Europhonica.
“On the 11th of December, all Raduni network participant radio stations are going to simultaneously air an extensive collection of pieces of content penned and recorded by our member and Europhonica chief editor Antonio Megalizzi, who fell victim to the 2018 Strasbourg terrorist attack. The day we have chosen to spread Antonio’s voice on our network falls on the anniversary of the attack. Our thoughts go to all the people who tragically lost their lives under the same circumstances and to our friend and colleague Bartosz Orent-Niedzielski. The aim of “Non Fermiamo Questa Voce” radio marathon is to hold a vivid memory of Antonio altogether with his passions and ideals in collaboration with Europhonica and Fondazione Antonio Megalizzi.”
RadUni is the Italian Association of university media. It was born in 2006 and today counts 27 affiliated university radios and more than 200 members. RadUni’s purpose is to give its members the opportunity to improve on a working level, by actively practicing radio and journalism. RadUni organizes many events that gather its members from all the regions so they can meet and share their skills in order to improve themselves and learn something new. Since 2007 RadUni has been organizing an annual travelling event that offers its members moments of reflection and opportunities for training and development on the Italian university radio: FRU – University Radio Festival.
Following the premature loss of the member Antonio Megalizzi and of the friend and colleague Bartosz Orent-Niedzielski during the fatal terrorist attack occurred in December 2018 in Strasbourg, RadUni decided to establish a degree award in their memory. The decision came from the will to honor the beloved colleagues’ memory as well as from university radios’ significant commitment into the dissemination and communication of research.
On behalf of the team that organizes World College Radio Day, we wish everyone the best success and hope the event goes well on December 11.
In 2018, the World College Radio Day team also issued a statement regarding the terrorist attack, and their support for the victims and their families: