This survey will help AMARC, in partnership with FAO, to map the work of its affiliates, community media networks, communication practitioners, engaged in communication for rural development. This will help in identifying potential areas for improvement of the engagement of community media in sustainable rural development that will be discussed at the upcoming AMARC 11 conference in Accra, Ghana, in August 2015.
On the eve of the opening of the annual conference of International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR/AIECS/AIERI), community media broadcasters, advocates, funders, and researchers will gather in Montreal to exchange experiences in multilingual broadcasting and community media initiatives. This public event will bring together community media allies and local practitioners with the goal of strengthening multilingual community broadcasting.
The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) published its annual report this week. Reflecting on a year that has passed, this report showcases the activities pursued by the International secretariat and the regional offices. The media sector is in constant change and the community media sector is no exception. Between tradition and innovation, AMARC accompanied members and partners alike to better equip them to face the challenges ahead.