Saturday, 31 October 2009

[creative-radio] Community radio federation joins international press freedom mission to Honduras



The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) announced
today on its active participation on the International mission of
observation of press freedom in Honduras from 2-7 November 2009. The
mission, organized by International Media Support (IMS), Article 19,
Reporters without Borders, the International Federation of Journalists,
Free-Voice and other international organizations will verify the
conditions and difficulties being confronted by press freedom,
journalists, the media and community radios, following the coup d'etat of
June 28th, 2009.

AMARC representative María Pía Matta will visit community radio stations
and Honduran media and social organizations to analyze the situation, and
to explore support measures by AMARC international network as well of
other freedom of expression organizations. For further information on the
political situation on Honduras, on the situation of community radios and
specifically on the international mission, please visit and

More than four months after the coup d'etat in Honduras, the international
mission expresses the concern of international freedom of expression
organizations regarding denunciations of murder of members of the
opposition to the coup d'etat, persecution, forced disappearance,
censorship of the media and other serious and systematic violations of
human rights.

Through networking, service to members and project implementation, the
World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters AMARC, brings together a
network of more than 4,000 community radios, Federations, production
centers and community media stakeholders in more than 125 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
neighborhood levels and defends and promotes the principles and interests
of the community radio movement through solidarity, networking and
article originally published at AMARC.

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