Montreal, December 12th, 2011. From November 25th to December 10th 2011, the Women’s International Network of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC-WIN) actively participated in the 16 days of activism against gender violence with an Internet broadcasted campaign to denounce all kinds of gender violence comprising radio shows from around the world. The audio documents and a lot of resources are available on www.amarc.org/16days
December 11, 2011, Bangkok, Thailand. First AMARC Asia Pacific Community Radio Training Forum for Enhancing Capacities of Community Broadcasters for Tackling Climate Change, Fighting Poverty, Promoting Human Rights, and Supporting Sustainable Development was inaugurated today.
We, as community broadcasters, are acutely aware that dominant patterns of production and consumption are causing environmental devastation, resource depletion and extinction of species. The benefits of development are not shared equitably and the gap between rich and poor is widening. Injustice, poverty, ignorance and violence are to be found everywhere, and cause great suffering to people and to the natural environment. In treating information as a commodity and not as a right of peoples, the mainstream media pay more attention to short term gain and the interests of the powerful.