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.
At the United Nations Headquarters’ in New York, during a packed side event of the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women today launched an innovative partnership with leading media houses to galvanize attention and concrete action towards the 2030 Agenda. The Step it Up for Gender Equality Media Compact brings together a broad coalition of media outlets from every region who work in print, broadcast and online news media to ensure wide reach and robust efforts towards women’s rights and gender equality.
The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) joins UNESCO, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent and the World Health Organization in the fight against Zika virus. From March 21 to April 17, AMARC will mobilize community radio stations from its network in Zika-affected countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to help disseminate prevention and health-related information via an international radio campaign.