Since the General Assembly held in La Plata, Argentina, in 2010, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) is working to support minority languages and cultures as an essential aspect of the identity of community radio stations and the communities they represent. Once again this year, we invite you to take the opportunity of this important Day to demonstrate your commitment by sharing with AMARC your audio productions on the theme selected by the UN or on issues affecting indigenous peoples.
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.