From around the world, stories of rural women

In collaboration with AMARC, UN Women brings to life stories of rural women from around the world, from Haiti and Canada to Iraq and Senegal to the pacific islands of Fiji. Produced largely by women producers, these stories, told in the first-person narrative, are currently being aired on local community radio stations.


World Radio Day 2018: Radio and Sports

The theme for 2018 is all about the alliance of sport and radio as a force for civic participation and development as well as for celebrating humanity in its diversity. Radio and Sports build and unite communities, through the coverage of traditional and grassroots games, radio can reconnect people with their cultural heritage, promoting freedom of expression and diversity through cultural expression. Radio and Sports inspire participation and inclusion: sports coverage is hugely powerful in shaping norms and stereotypes about gender. Radio has the ability to challenge these norms, promoting a balanced coverage of men's and women's sports and fair portrayal of sportspeople irrespective of gender. Radio fosters goodwill and inspires humanity. Through greater coverage of sports for peace and development initiatives, the universal values of sports, peace, solidarity and tolerance are recognised and celebrated.

Beyond IYFF 2014: Community radios for sustainable rural development and family farming

IFRC Communications

The project and its radio component aim at boosting the collaboration, in 24 countries, between National Committees for Family Farming and community radios, allowing the information about national policy processes to reach family farmers at very local levels. The initiative is co- financed by The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and implemented by a consortium composed by the World Rural Forum, FIDA MERCOSUR CLAEH, INADES FORMATION International and AMARC.

Songlines and Social Haunting

As part of a UK research project we are facilitating an international "conversation" organised by UK community broadcaster Max Munday, AMARC Europe, Sheffield Live! and a range of international community radio stations. The work starts from a radio documentary made by Max Munday from new research conducted with groups in former industrial communities in northern England with academics and artists at ESRI, Manchester Metropolitan University. The aim of the project is to understand how unresolved trouble (as well as possibilities) in the past, 'haunt' communities in the present. From those UK communities we hope to stimulate reflection on the research and its themes among listeners of radio stations internationally: Dzimwe (Malawi), Radio Student (Slovenia), Civil Radio (Hungary), and Anxeta Irratia (Basque Country).

16 organisations mettent en garde contre le danger de l’actuelle version du projet de loi relatif à l'instance de la communication audiovisuelle

Seize organisations nationales et internationales appellent, la Présidence de la République, l’Assemblée des Représentants du Peuple et le Gouvernement Tunisien (ARP) à adopter une loi globale sur l'audiovisuel dans le respect de la Constitution de 2014 et des standards internationaux et élaborée dans le cadre d'un dialogue sérieux et continu avec les organisations concernées de la société civile, les professionnels et les experts indépendants du secteur des médias.
Dans une lettre ouverte adressée hier le 20 juin aux Présidents de la République, du Gouvernement et de l'Assemblée des représentants du peuple, les organisations signataires ont noté que le projet de loi sur l’Instance de la communication audiovisuelle, élaboré par le Ministère chargé des Relations avec les instances constitutionnelles et la société civile et transmis au Premier ministère le 3 mai 2017 est contraire aux acquis de la Constitution en matière de liberté d'expression et d’information et à l'indépendance de l'audiovisuel.

Sixteen organizations warn against the danger of the current version of the draft law on “the audio-visual communication body”

Sixteen national and international organizations are calling on the Tunisian government and the People's Representative Assembly (ARP) to adopt a global audio-visual law in line with the 2014 Constitution and international standards and developed within the framework of a serious and continuous dialogue with the relevant organisations of civil society, professionals and independent experts in the media sector.
In an open letter addressed yesterday, 20 June, to the Presidents of the Republic, the Government and the Assembly of People's Representatives, the signatory organizations have considered that the draft law on the creation of the Audio-visual communication body prepared by the Ministry in charge of Relations with civil society and transmitted to the Presidency of Government as being contrary to the Constitution as regards freedom of expression, information and the independence of the audio-visual sector

HAITI: National Seminar and Workshop on Rural Communication Services and Communication for Development in Support of Resilient Family Farming

Port-au-Prince, 9 June 2017. The National Seminar "Communication Services for Resilient Family Farming in Haiti" and the National Workshop "Communication services for Resilient Family Farming and Rural Development" was held in Haiti from the 31st May to the 2nd June 2017. The Ministries of Agriculture (MARNDR) and Environment (MDE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Sosyete Animasyon ak Kominikasyon Sosyal (SAKS), promoted the two activities, with the financial support of the World Association of Community Radios (AMARC) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in the frame of FAO regional initiatives: "Family farming and inclusive food systems for sustainable rural development" and "Sustainable use of natural resources, adaptation to change Climate change and risk and disaster management ".