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Through service to members, networking and project implementation, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters AMARC, brings together a network of more than 4,000 community radios, Federations and community media stakeholders in more than 115 countries. The main global impact of AMARC since its creation in 1983, has been to accompany and support the establishment of a world wide community radio sector that has democratized the media sector. AMARC advocates for the right to communicate at the international, national, local and neighbourhood levels and defends and promotes the interests of the community radio movement through solidarity, networking and Cooperation.

Current events

AMARC Africa Capacity Building Conference: “ Enhancing the Impact of Community Broadcasting in Africa ”

AMARC Meedle East and North Africa Conference: “ Community Media and the Arab Spring ”


News and Press Releases

Marrakech, November 10, 2011. The civil society Portal Maghreb‐Machrek e-joussour, a Forum des Alternatives Maroc (FMAS) program, organizes in collaboration with the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) and the support of International Media Support (IMS), the International meeting « Community Radios: For a Citizen Information » on 5, 6, 7 and 8 December, in Marrakech. This meeting is in line with the project \"Community media, for a citizen information\", initiated by e-joussour/FMAS and co-sponsored by the European Union.
Montreal, November 9th, 2011. The date of the relocation is more and more nearer for the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) International Secretariat, which will move at the corner of Sainte-Catherine and Saint Laurent Streets, just on the cultural square of Montréal and near to Montréal downtown. Indeed, from November 19, AMARC’s new address will be: 2, Sainte-Catherine East Street, suite 102, Montreal, Quebec, H2X 1K4
Montreal, November 8, 2011. The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) applauds the UNESCO’s decision to celebrate the World Radio Day on February 13th. See the resolution in point 13 of the agenda at http://www.unesco.org/new/en/executive-board/187th-session/main-series/
November 5, 2011, Kathmandu. Dr. Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights to Freedom of Opinion and Expression held discussions with community radio sector leaders in Nepal about the development priorities of the sector and to assess the freedom of expression situation in general in the country. In an informal gathering of community broadcasters organised by the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters – AMARC Asia Pacific, Dr. La Rue held discussions with key leaders of the sector including office bearers of the Association of Community Radio Broadcasters of Nepal.
Montreal, November 3rd, 2011. The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), International Media Support (IMS) and the Syndicat des radios libres de la Tunisie (STRL) has confirmed that radio Sawt el Managem, located in Gafsa, will broadcast within due date established by the regulatory authority of Tunisia.