World Press Freedom Day is supported by AMARC
Press release of May 3, 2018
On World Press Freedom Day, AMARC recalls that journalists from thousands of community radio stations play a fundamental role in ensuring daily press freedom around the world.
\”Thanks to their journalists, community radio stations are informing tens of millions of people, often located in isolated and marginalized areas, in order to improve their daily lives… read more
Marathon international de Radio Free Palestine: 15 mai
Join us on Tuesday May 15, 2018 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Nakbah or Katastrophe.
The program will be broadcast in 4 languages, FR, EN, ES and AR.
Tune in and rebroadcast Radio Free Palestine, a 24 hour international broadcaster of international radio broadcasting and bringing together dozens of Radio Senders and producers on 5 Kontinente.
Hear the voices of… read more
Roumanie: premières licences pour les radios communautaires
Pour la première fois en Roumanie, deux licences de stations de radio communautaires ont été octroyées dans le cadre du projet européen Grassroot Wavelengths. Les nouvelles stations FM de haute technologie vont diffuser, dialoguer et desservir deux villages isolés de Roumanie. Le consortium Grassroot Wavelengths innove à la fois en ce qui concerne les technologies et les modèles de… read more
Romania: first licences for community radios
For the first time in Romania, two community radio station licenses have been issued in the framework of the European project Grassroot Wavelengths. The new high-tech FM stations will broadcast in, engage with, and serve two remote villages of Romania. The Grassroot Wavelengths consortium innovates both the technologies and the community models for small community radio stations to be highly connected,… read more
Radio Free Palestine International Marathon : May 15th
Join us Tuesday May 15th, 2018, to commemorate the 70th year of the ongoing Nakbah or Catastrophe.
The program will broadcast in 4 languages, FR, EN, ES, and AR.
Tune-in to and re-broadcast Radio Free Palestine, a 24 hour international broadcast bringing together tens of radio stations and producers on 5 continents.
Listen to the voices of Palestinians in Palestine and from… read more
The World Press Freedom Day is supported by AMARC
Press release, 2018, May 3th
On the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, AMARC recalls that journalists from thousands of community radio stations play a fundamental role in ensuring the daily freedom of the press around the world.
\”Thanks to their journalists, community radio stations inform tens of millions of people, often in remote and marginalized areas, to improve their… read more
From around the world, stories of rural women
In collaboration with AMARC, UN Women brings to life stories of rural women from around the world, from Haiti and Canada to Iraq and Senegal to the pacific islands of Fiji. Produced largely by women producers, these stories, told in the first-person narrative, are currently being aired on local community radio stations.
Program of World Forum of Free Media (March 13 to 17, 2018)
The World Forum of Free Media (WFFM) will be present in the World Social Forum (www.wsf2018.org) in Salvador (Bahia, Brazil) from March 13 to 17, 2018.
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Free media related activities – supported by the WFFM (so far)
a) Launch of WFFM publication \”Free Media: challenges, goals and alternatives\” : This activity will present a round-table on media alternative… read more
World Radio Day 2018: Radio and Sports
The theme for 2018 is all about the alliance of sport and radio as a force for civic participation and development as well as for celebrating humanity in its diversity. Radio and Sports build and unite communities, through the coverage of traditional and grassroots games, radio can reconnect people with their cultural heritage, promoting freedom of expression and diversity through… read more
International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media: special issue on Community Radio
From New Zeland to Kenya, the publication, coordinated by Urszula Doliwa and Judith Purkarthofer aims at analyzing different development models of community radio from the journalistic, educational, indigenous and governance point of view.
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Beyond IYFF 2014: Community radios for sustainable rural development and family farming
The project and its radio component aim at boosting the collaboration, in 24 countries, between National Committees for Family Farming and community radios, allowing the information about national policy processes to reach family farmers at very local levels. The initiative is co- financed by The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and implemented by… read more
Songlines and Social Haunting
[:en]As part of a UK research project we are facilitating an international \”conversation\” organised by UK community broadcaster Max Munday, AMARC Europe, Sheffield Live! and a range of international community radio stations. The work starts from a radio documentary made by Max Munday from new research conducted with groups in former industrial communities in northern England with academics and… read more
Sixteen organizations warn against the danger of the current version of the draft law on “the audio-visual communication body”
[:en]Sixteen national and international organizations are calling on the Tunisian government and the People\’s Representative Assembly (ARP) to adopt a global audio-visual law in line with the 2014 Constitution and international standards and developed within the framework of a serious and continuous dialogue with the relevant organisations of civil society, professionals and independent experts in the media sector.
In an… read more
HAITI: National Seminar and Workshop on Rural Communication Services and Communication for Development in Support of Resilient Family Farming
[:en]Port-au-Prince, 9 June 2017. The National Seminar \”Communication Services for Resilient Family Farming in Haiti\” and the National Workshop \”Communication services for Resilient Family Farming and Rural Development\” was held in Haiti from the 31st May to the 2nd June 2017. The Ministries of Agriculture (MARNDR) and Environment (MDE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)… read more
AMARC at the 162nd session of the Inter American Commission on Human Rights
[:en]Friday, May 26, the World Association of Community Radios – AMARC and Observacom will be received in audience at the 162nd session of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights – IACHR.
The situation of freedom of expression and community radios in the Southern Cone is the main issue of the report made by AMARC, represented by Dr. Damián Loreti, from… read more
AMARC calls for the immediate release of Salam Mlik, director of Djerid FM and president of the Tunisian Community Media Union, UTMA
[:en]AMARC, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, expresses its solidarity with Salam Mlik, director of the community radio Djerid_FM and president of the Tunisian Community Media Union UTMA, and with the journalists of the same radio, and calls on his Immediate release.
Mr. Salam Mlik was sentenced to 6 months in prison. On February 7, 2017 the police raided the family… read more
AMARC at the Pan-Amazonic Social Forum
[:en]Between April 28 and May 1, traditional communities, indigenous peoples as well as social movements from nine Latin American countries gather at the Eighth Panamaan Social Forum in Tarapoto, Peru. To meet the call of the jungle, from Monday 24 the activities of AMARC Brazil and Pulsar Community Radio agency will be mainly dedicated to the coverage of the… read more
RADIO IS YOU – World Radio Day 2017
[:en]World Radio Day is now in its 6th year!
UNESCO and AMARC invites all radio stations and supporting organisations to join us for World Radio Day 2017, a chance to celebrate radio and how it helps shape our lives!
Radio is still the most dynamic, reactive and engaging medium there is, adapting to 21st century changes and offering new ways to interact and… read more
Climate Radio : First ever FM licensed community radio in Morocco
[:en]AMARC, FMAS and UNESCO have the pleasure to announce the official launch of \”CLIMATE RADIO\” on the FM band, 100.1 Mhz
For the first time in the country, this unique initiative offers access to the FM band to community radios in Morocco.
Climate Radio will broadcast throughout the COP 22 summit, providing information on the summit and all its participants, with a… read more
CAMPAIGN LAUNCH – AMARC members stand togeather for the safety of journalists
[:en]We invite you to listen to many radio programmes produced by our members joint in the fight against impunity. Today the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) launches an international broadcast campaign of radio programmes highlighting the work of journalists / producers of community radio to coincide with the World Day against Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.
Since 2006, UNESCO… read more
COMMUNITY RADIOS AGAINST IMPUNITY
[: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
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
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).
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
[: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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to continue our collaboration with you on August 1st.
Happy summer to all our members and partners!
[: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
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
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
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
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
AMARC Asia-Pacific strongly objects to the closing down of community radio FMYY and other community radios in Japan
[:en]April 1, 2016, Kathmandu. AMARC Asia-Pacific is gravely concerned to learn that Radio FMYY of Kobe, Japan – a community radio station that has played pioneering role in promoting disaster risk reduction has been forced to close down due to prohibitory provisions in the community radio regulation of Japan.
The regulation, following an amendment in 2011, imposes a highly restrictive… read more