It is with dismay and sadness that AMARC announces to all its members and partners that our friend and colleague Sony Estéus passed away during the night of March 1 to March 2 in Port-au-Prince. Haitian, journalist and linguist, Sony was the general manager of Société d’animation en communication sociale (SAKS) and a member of the Board of Directors of AMARC.
Bogotá, February 18, 2015. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder on Saturday of a Colombian radio station owner and calls on authorities to identify the motive and ensure the perpetrators are held to account. Luis Carlos Peralta Cuéllar was a journalist and an aspiring politician who often broadcast reports criticizing political corruption in the southern Colombian town of Doncello.
In accordance with the provisions of the statutes of AMARC, as President of AMARC, and on behalf of the International Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that the General Assembly of AMARC will be held in Accra, Ghana, on 10-14 August, 2015 in the frame of the 11th World Conference organized with the collaboration of Ghana Community Radio Network (GCRN).