Community radios are a powerful tool in disaster relief situations. They are an indispensable way to provide reliable information to vulnerable population, help the humanitarian relief and ease the fear and worries of the population in tense situations. These radios are deeply rooted in their communities and serve as a focal point for the population to get the services they deserve and need in their language. In emergency situations, community radios can help make a difference.
The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), with support from Oxfam, and in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Community Media Solutions (CMS ) and MedNet presents the International Seminar "Culture, identities and missions of civil society’s local media" on 28-29 September 2015 in Tunis, Tunisia. By bringing together experts and practioners, the meeting will pay special attention to the development of radio stations and community media in Tunisia and the statutes and their responsibilities under the law and the Constitution.
In the frame of the AMARC Global Campaign Fund, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) wishes to highlight how the poorest and most marginalized populations in various regions of the world are touched by climate change, global warming and pollution. This international radio series will focus the political, economical and societal aspects of climate change and will also address disaster prevention and management. From mid-October to December, AMARC will feature the selected productions on its website and will promote them amongst partner's channels, networks and on social media in order to improve public education, encourage knowledge sharing and dissemination of scientific information on climate and engage discussion among communities.