community radio

Radio Conference

The Radio Conference: A Transnational Forum 2013 will be held on 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th July 2013 in the Luton New Campus Centre of the University of Bedfordshire.  Luton is situated in the county of Bedfordshire in the midst of the Chiltern Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is also at the centre of the UK’s transport network. This conference aims to provide a forum for radio scholars,

Community media at the World Social Forum 2013

The 2013 World Social Forum (WSF) took place from 26 to 30 March 2013, in Tunisia. The World Social Forum is an open space where social movements, networks, NGOs and other civil society debate on contemporary issues such as biodiversity, climate change, ethnic and cultural diversity, colonialism, militarism and relations between labor and production. A delegation of more than 30 journalists of community radios from Tunisia, MENA, Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America

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

Critical Reflections on Community Radio in Africa

AMARC Africa and the National Forum of Community Radio Broadcasters of Mozambique (FORCOM) held a Conference on Community Radios and Access to Information in Southern Africa from December 3-5 in Maputo, Mozambique. The Conference critically examined both the governance of community radios and their effective role as channels of participatory and democratic communication for development for the poor and marginalized communities in the various Southern African countries, considering the socio-economic and political


A 7-week online digital course on community radio for empowerment will begin on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. It is aimed at professionals  and university students who are involved in community radio projects. The course builds on the book: “Empowerment Radio – Voices building a community” by Birgitte Jallov, author of ‘Empowerment Radio’ and initiator of Empowerhouse. Seven (7) training modules with specific sets of learning points will be used for the


AMARC Brazil is conducting a series of regional seminars on regulatory frameworks and right to communicate. The seminars aim at empowering civil society and promoting joint work leading to the establishment of a new legislation that allows for the exercise of communication rights and freedom of expression. From May 11 to 13, 2012 the Casa da Cultura of Arroio do Sal (Rio Grande do Sul) hosted a seminar under the

UNESCO-IPDC Prize for Rural Communication 2012

The IPDC Prize for Rural Communication is awarded every two years to meritorious and innovative initiatives aimed at improving communication for rural communities in developing countries. Co-winners of the 2012 edition are the Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists and the Kenyan Arid Lands Information Network who share the US$ 20,000 Prize. The award ceremony took place on 22 March at UNESCO Headquarters, during the 28th session of the IPDC Council. The