AMARC Calls for Legislative Reform and Equitable Frequency Distribution in Indonesia

May 10, 2012, Jakarta, Indonesia. AMARC has called for legislative reform and equitable distribution of spectrum for the growth of community radio in Indonesia and the Asia Pacific region.  Presenting a paper on sustainability challenges for community radios at the Radio Asia Conference 2012, held from 7-9 May 2012, in Jakarta, Suman Basnet, Regional Coordinator of AMARC Asia Pacific, mentioned the lack of proper enabling legislation as the single principal barrier to community radio sustainability and ca

World Press Freedom Day AMARC calls for a right to communicate for radio broadcasting free, unrestricted and accessible for all!

Montreal, April 27th, 2012. 3 May was proclaimed World Press Freedom Day the UN General Assembly in 1993 following a Recommendation adopted at the UNESCO's General Conference in 1991. It serves as an occasion to inform citizens of violations of press freedom. In dozens of countries around the world, radios are censored, fined, or simply didn’t have licence to broadcast legally, while journalists and radio directors are harassed, attacked, detained and even murdered.

AMARC asks for an urgent intervention of the Freedom of expression and Indigenous peoples rapporteurs in defense of the Mapuche radios

Santiago de Chile, April 2nd, 2012. AMARC Chile realized an observer mission on Mapuche community media and radios’ freedom of expression, realized in Araucania and Los Rios regions, Chile, from January 25 to 27 2012.