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
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 ".
Friday, May 26, the World Association of Community Radios - AMARC and Observacom will be received in audience at the 162nd session of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights - IACHR. The situation of freedom of expression and community radios in the Southern Cone is the main issue of the report made by AMARC, represented by Dr. Damián Loreti, from the Legal Program and International Vice President of AMARC.