Montreal, April 27th, 2012. 3 May was proclaimed World Press Freedom Day the UN General Assembly in 1993 following a Recommendation adopted at the UNESCO's General Conference in 1991. It serves as an occasion to inform citizens of violations of press freedom. In dozens of countries around the world, radios are censored, fined, or simply didn’t have licence to broadcast legally, while journalists and radio directors are harassed, attacked, detained and even murdered.
Santiago de Chile, April 2nd, 2012. AMARC Chile realized an observer mission on Mapuche community media and radios’ freedom of expression, realized in Araucania and Los Rios regions, Chile, from January 25 to 27 2012.
Montreal, April 3rd, 2012. As a starting point on the road to Rio+20, the World Association of Community Radios (AMARC) network, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the One Drop Foundation, organized its first international broadcast campaign for the World Water Day, on March 22nd. You can download and listen to the programs on the podcast section of the campaign.