On April 25, Nepal was struck by an earthquake of 7.9 in magnitude at 11:45 local time. The capital, Kathmandu was violently hit. There have been numerous aftershocks since the first wave, making the search and rescue work very challenging. The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters stands in solidarity with the population of Nepal, shares their pain and grief. Furthermore, AMARC offers its sincere condolences to those who have lost loved ones in this tragic event.
Reporters Without Borders condemns the murder of a radio station director on 14 April in the south of Mexico, the western hemisphere’s deadliest country for journalists. The victim was Abel Manuel Bautista Raymundo, founder and director of Radio Espacio 96.1 FM in Juxtlahuaca (in Oaxaca state) and president of the Vara 7 Association of Radio Stations.