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.