Summer schedule

Dear members and partners,

The World Association of Community Broadcasters (AMARC) offers its best wishes on the occasion of summer holidays.

Please note that the International Secretariat will be closed from July 4 to 31. For any enquiries, please write to

We look forward to continue our collaboration with you on August 1st.

Happy summer to all our members and partners!

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Goodbye George

It is with much sadness and regret that we wish to announce the untimely demise of our friend and a fellow community radio broadcaster George Christensen of Gambia. 

George was well known globally for his advocacy for community radio and freedom of expression. His knowledge and insights inspired many fellow broadcasters and advocates in Africa and beyond. He was one of the founding members of AMARC Africa – the African chapter of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters.

Time to change expectations: zero retribution to zero tolerance

The drugging, abduction and violent gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil calls us all to turn the tide of sexual violence against women and girls in Brazil and in every country in the world. Her silence was broken by the men who boastfully posted their images of the rape, deepening her abuse by showing her body to the world, in the confident expectation of approval by their peers and impunity from punishment. This is Brazil’s moment to shake that confidence to its core and reassert the rule of law and its respect for human rights. This is the time for zero tolerance for violence against women and girls.