AMARC International calls for the return on the airwaves of community radio ARTA FM

Montreal, February 19th, 2014. ARTA FM community radio has not been allowed to broadcast its program since Tuesday, February 18, following the outbreak in its office of fifteen armed agents of the Autonomous Police of the Syrian Kurdistan (the Asayish, tolerated by the Damascus regime) calling for the closure of the radio broadcasting. AMARC International calls Kurdish authorities of Syria to guarantee the immediate return on the airwaves of the station.

Third World Radio Day on February 13, 2014: Reinforcing freedom of expression, cultural diversity and gender equality

Montreal, February 11th, 2014. On the occasion of the third World Radio Day, on February 13th, 2014, AMARC is working to increase access to the airwaves for local and community radios. In this perspective, AMARC calls on these radios to use the platform of exchange offered by the International Union of Public Radios and Televisions

Launching of the Awareness Campaign for the International Year of Family Farming: AMARC and FAO join forces

Montreal, January 27th, 2014. In the context of the 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) has joined forces with the FAO to launch an awareness campaign targeted at farmers’ organizations and the rural population. The main objective is to use community radio as a platform to share information with the farming community and involve them further in the discussion regarding the key role family farming plays in economic and social development.