AMARC celebrates its 30th anniversary

The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) celebrates its 30th Anniversary this 2013.

AMARC brings together a network of more than 4,000 community radios, federations and community media stakeholders in more than 130 countries. It was in August 1983 that a group of community radio fans met spontaneously in Montreal for the first World Conference of community radio broadcasters, only to realise at the meeting that there was already an embryonic world movement which brought them together. In 2013, after 10 world conferences, the community radio movement has effectively become an effective global sector of communication in making the world a better place.

Members and Community Radio Stakeholders are called to organize activities to celebrate, reflect on lessons learned and on how to strengthen the social impact of Community Radio to combat poverty, exclusion and voicelessness and to promote social justice and sustainable, democratic and participatory human development.

In concurrence with the anniversary, AMARC launched a global evaluation of community radio social impact: an action research on 30 years of AMARC work and how to increase social impact of community radio broadcasting.

You can visit the calendar of AMARC activities for 2013 and send your reflections or planned initiatives to secretariat@si.amarc.org

 

 

 

 

Print