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AMARC Europe Newsletter - January 2015


AMARC Europe


Awards to three Andalusian community radios for their work
and commitment to citizens

The current affairs series Acercando la ciudadanía (Approaching
citizenship) from Onda Color has been awarded with the Andalusian
Government’s First Prize of Andalusian Local Audiovisual Communication on
29th December 2014. According to the Ministry of Presidency, the jury has
awarded Acercando la ciudadanía on the category of news radio programmes
-particularly contents devoted to the 2014 European elections- “for
promoting citizens’ participation, […]

AMARC condemns in the strongest terms possible the
attack this morning on “Charlie Hebdo” magazine

The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) expresses its
heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of the attack this
morning on the French weekly “Charlie Hebdo”. We condemn in the strongest
terms possible this assault on the freedom of expression and express our
solidarity with “Charlie Hebdo”. “Fanaticism and sectarianism will never […]

Spanish government attacks Human Rights and Press and Information Freedom

31 December 2014. Just one day after International Human Rights Day, 10
December, the #LeyMordaza (Gag Law) has been approved in Spain which
essentially legalises human rights abuses and penalises media coverage that
might uncover abusive police behaviour. Under the new law, the production
and distribution of images such as the one below can get […]

Happy New Year from the
UNESCO Chair on Community Media

The year 2014 has been quite hectic for our team, with the Chair’s
involvement in research, policy advocacy, capacity building, and knowledge
dissemination activities aimed to promote the cause of community media. What
follows below are some of the highlights, not necessarily in chronological
order. In July 2014, the Chair organized, with the International Association

Newsletter December 2014

Dear members, friends and allies of AMARC, You can find a new edition of
AMARC Link, the newsletter of the World Association of Community Radio
Broadcasters. We take this opportunity to send you, from Montreal, our best
wishes for the End of the Year festivities. International Secretariat of
AMARC In English: In French: In Spanish:

President of AMARC selected among the “100 Information Heroes” of
Reporters Without Borders on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day

Chilean María Pía Matta, President of the World Association of Community
Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) is included in the same list as the Mapuche,
Mireya Manquepillán Huanquil, director of community radio Kimche Mapu. With
exemplary courage, these “100 Heroes” fight or dedicate their work to
promote freedom under the Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of […]

Six Syrian radio stations unite
their efforts to improve independent local media

On November 18 2014, the Association of Independent Syrian Radio Stations
(ABRAJ) was launched. Its goal is to create and support new local radio
stations dedicated to promote easy access to information in Syria and
provide a balanced content that takes the people´s needs into consideration.
The organization is also developing solidarity mechanisms towards radio
stations and journalists in […]

Call for
participation – “Radio archives in European community media”

Call for Participation “Radio Archives in European Community Media”
International Conference on Open Radio Archives June 4–6, 2015 Radio CORAX,
Halle/Saale (Germany) Community media across Europe face many of the same
challenges in creating and managing archives of broadcast content. Every
minute, they produce and broadcast an enormous amount of programming . But
how is this content […]

Beijing Platform for Action & Community Radio Presentation by Frieda Werden
at the UNECE Beijing + 20 Forum in Geneva, Nov. 4, 2014

Women´s UN Report Network – Frieda Werden attended the UN World
Conferences on Women in 1975 and 1995. She has worked as a volunteer and
professionally in public and community radio in the US and Canada since
1973. In 1986, she co-founded WINGS: Women’s International News Gathering
Service; as its series producer, she internationally syndicates a […]

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