Guatemalan police close two community radio stations

June 26, 2014. Reporters Without Borders. When will community radio stations be treated with the same respect as commercial and state-owned radio stations in Guatemala?

Reporters Without Borders reiterates its concern about the persecution of Guatemala’s community radio stations after armed members of the national police suddenly raided and closed two such stations in Ixcán, in the western department of Quiché, on the interior ministry’s orders on 21 April.

AMARC concerned for community radios in Thailand

June 16th, 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal. The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) has expressed concern over reports of the recent closure of media outlets in Thailand and especially at the restrictions imposed on community radios. Media reports indicate that a large number of broadcasters, including community radios, were suspended after the military takeover.

AMARC calls on the Tunisian government to stop intimidating free media

Montreal, May 14th 2014. The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, AMARC, expresses its solidarity with the team of Radio 6, the first community radio station in Tunisia and formally calls on the Tunisian authorities to immediately cease their harassment against free Tunisian airwaves.