AMARC condemns threats against Syrian community radio ARTA FM

The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) is deeply concerned by the act of vandalism and intimidation perpetrated against the headquarters and the staff of ARTA FM, an independent community radio station located in Amudah, in the north-east of Syria, the acts of intimidation and the death threats against its Executive Director, Sefqan. AMARC condemns in the strongest terms any acts that threaten the safety and independence of media workers.

Community Radio seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction – In Commemoration of the Tragic Earthquake in Nepal and in Recognition of the Role of Community Radios

AMARC Asia-Pacific, the regional chapter of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), is organizing a seminar to mark the first year since the massive earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April 2015 and to review the role of community radios in the aftermath of the disaster. The seminar will be held in Kathmandu on 21 April 2016.

AMARC Asia-Pacific strongly objects to the closing down of community radio FMYY and other community radios in Japan

April 1, 2016, Kathmandu. AMARC Asia-Pacific is gravely concerned to learn that Radio FMYY of Kobe, Japan – a community radio station that has played pioneering role in promoting disaster risk reduction has been forced to close down due to prohibitory provisions in the community radio regulation of Japan.