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.

AMARC celebrates World Press Freedom Day 2016 - Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms: This Is Your Right!

The World Association of Community Broadcasters (AMARC) joins the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and all media stakeholders, international freedom of expression organizations and national associations struggling for communication rights to celebrate World Press Freedom Day and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.