ALERT: Radio Bangu from Bandundu City silenced by the DGRAD/Bandundu

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 15th, 2012. Radio Bangu office, located in Bandundu City, is closed since May 10th, 2012, following a permission prescription of closure n° 249/TGI/BDD/2011, depriving the population of information through this crucial time when the Bandundu provincial government as well as the central government is taking office.

AMARC urges spectrum fee roll back in India

Bangalore, India, May 14th, 2012. The Asia Pacific Board of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) is deeply concerned at the recent spectrum fee hike imposed by the Government of India. One of the milestones of the Community Radio Guidelines of 2006 was the creation of a distinct three tiered radio policy - public, private and community - based on the promise of inclusiveness and equity.

AMARC Seminar in Brazil on the new communications law and community radio stations in South America

The seminar under the theme "A new law for community radio: the regulatory framework and the right to communicate" is organized by the World Association of Community Radio, and will take place in Arroio do Sal (RS) on May 12 and will count with the presence of a representative of the Inter-American Court of human Rights.