Montreal, May 12th, 2014. Since 2005, the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) mobilizes public opinion on issues related to homophobia and transphobia. The date of May 17 was selected to commemorate the decision to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1990.
May 9, 2014, Kathmandu. The Asia-Pacific Regional Board of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, AMARC is deeply concerned by the recent recommendation made by the Australian Commission of Audit to scrap funding for the Community Broadcasting Program. Community Radios in Australia face the danger of being forced off air should the Commission's recommendations be accepted by the Australian Government.
Chilean Maria Pia Matta, President of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) is included in the same list as the Mapuche, Mireya Manquepillán Huanquil, director of community radio Kimche Mapu.