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[:en]AMARC launches a worldwide campaign for the safety of journalists

According to UNESCO, 96% of crimes against freedom of expression affect local commercial or community media. In order to strengthen efforts to reduce the level of impunity for crimes against freedom of expression, World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) launches an international broadcast campaign of radio programmes highlighting the... read more

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RADIOS FOR FOOD AMARC celebrates the World Food Day. Global call for productions

[:en]AMARC, World association of Community Radio Broadcasters, calls on all its members to make our voice heard, and raise the volume of our radios against hunger and for food security. According to Emmanuel Boutterin, AMARC President “Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO\’s efforts, meaning that women and men have regular access to good quality... read more

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about RADIOS FOR FOOD AMARC celebrates the World Food Day. Global call for productions Launch of Climate Radio, a press agency and temporary FM radio station serving the worldwide community radio movement

[:en]AMARC launches Climate Radio, a temporary and multilingual press agency. This project wants to offer news coverage dedicated to the editorial needs of worldwide associative, community, campus and free radio stations, on the occasion of COP22, the UN conference on climate change, taking place from 7 to 18 November in Marrakech (Morocco).[:]

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AMARC against Zika in Latin America and the Caribbean: Around 300 radio stations in 17 countries coordinated their efforts to fight the virus


Montreal, August 8, 2016. The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) joined UNESCO, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescentand the World Health Organization in the fight against Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean.

From March 21 to May, around 300 radio stations from the AMARC network were mobilized in 17 Zika-affected countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to help disseminate prevention... read more

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Summer schedule

[:en]Dear members and partners, The World Association of Community Broadcasters (AMARC) offers its best wishes on the occasion of summer holidays.

Please note that the International Secretariat will be closed from July 4 to 31. For any enquiries, please write to

We look forward to continue our collaboration with you on August 1st.

Happy summer to all our members and partners!


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Goodbye George

[:en]It is with much sadness and regret that we wish to announce the untimely demise of our friend and a fellow community radio broadcaster George Christensen of Gambia.

George was well known globally for his advocacy for community radio and freedom of expression. His knowledge and insights inspired many fellow broadcasters and advocates in Africa and beyond. He was one of... read more

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Time to change expectations: zero retribution to zero tolerance

[:en]By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director

The drugging, abduction and violent gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil calls us all to turn the tide of sexual violence against women and girls in Brazil and in every country in the world. Her silence was broken by the men who boastfully posted their... read more

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AMARC celebrates World Press Freedom Day 2016 – Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms: This Is Your Right!

[:en]Montreal, May 3, 2016. The World Association of Community Broadcasters (AMARC) joins the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and all media stakeholders, international freedom of expression organizations and national associations struggling for communication rights to celebrate World Press Freedom Day and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Press freedom decreased in many countries and regions... read more

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AMARC condemns threats against Syrian community radio ARTA FM

[:en]Montreal, April 27, 2016. The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) is deeply concerned by the act of vandalism and intimidation perpetrated against the headquarters and the staff of ARTA FM, an independent community radio station located in Amudah, in the north-east of Syria, the acts of intimidation and the death threats against its Executive Director, Sefqan. AMARC condemns in... read more

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Community Radio seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction – In Commemoration of the Tragic Earthquake in Nepal and in Recognition of the Role of Community Radios

[:en]April 19, 2016, Kathmandu. AMARC Asia-Pacific, the regional chapter of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), is organizing a seminar to mark the first year since the massive earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April 2015 and to review the role of community radios in the aftermath of the disaster. The seminar will be held in Kathmandu... read more