Bruxelles 21 May 2013 - May 18, 2013 Nearly 100 community media representatives from over 25 European countries, convened in Montpellier, France, as part of the Third Pan-European General Assembly of AMARC Europe to celebrate the transversal and inclusive approach of community radio stations at all levels.
Today World Press Freedom Day, we salute thousands of Community radios that exercise their right to communicate. Radios that work in diverse conditions, bringing together ideas and perceptions that are transformed in innovative communication processes. Community radios being managed by women, indigenous communities, youth groups, in urban and rural areas.
Montreal, May 1th, 2013. May 3rd was proclaimed World Press Freedom Day by 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.