November 5th, 2014. During its latest session, held in Rome, Italy, on the 27th and 28th of October 2014, the International Council of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) passed a resolution urging the Mexican government to investigate the disappearance of 43 students from the rural Normal Raúl Isidro Burgos community in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero. AMARC feels the anguish of their parents and stands with those seeking the safe return of the children.
Paris, 27th October 2014. A collective of African musicians have come together to record a song to help raise awareness about Ebola in Africa. The song, entitled “Africa Stop Ebola”, features the singers Tiken Jah Fakoly, Amadou & Mariam, Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare, Kandia Kouyate, Mory Kante, Sia Tolno, Barbara Kanam and rappers Didier Awade, Marcus and Mokobe.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in partnership with the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), is hosting an international Forum on Communication for Development and Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM) on October 23-24th, 2014.