Montreal, May 18th, 2012. The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) has presented its annual report on the community media situation on behalf of the sub-group on community media during the follow-up meeting of the line of action C9 on media in the context of the follow-up process of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) which took place in Geneva on May 14th 2012. For more information, click here.
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.
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.