Call to Participation - Second International Conference on Nutrition: better nutrition, better lives

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:00 -- jphil

As part of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) to be held from November 19 to 21, 2014 in Rome, Italy, the Office for Corporate Communication of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is partnering with the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) to facilitate the production of 36 audio pieces by producers and community radio journalists

Colombian radio director killed after receiving threats

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:45 -- jphil

August 13, 2014. Colombian authorities should immediately investigate the murder of a journalist on Tuesday and apprehend the killers, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Luis Carlos Cervantes Solano (photo) had received threats related to his reporting since 2010, according to news reports.

Towards Concerted Action on Communication, Community Media and ICTs for Family Farming: FAO and AMARC Launch Regional Virtual Consultations

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 16:20 -- jphil

There is a growing global consensus brewing on the importance of smallholder and family farmers in alleviating rural poverty and ensuring food security for all, in feeding the world and caring for the Earth. Now, more than ever, communication and community media are drivers for social change in rural areas, facilitating access to timely information for improved agricultural production and above all, encouraging farmer participation in the rural development process.