Saturday, 19 December 2009

[creative-radio] AMARC Asia Pacific Regional Conference VOICES FOR A SUSTAINABLE AND SOUND FUTURE

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Press Release:

AMARC Asia Pacific Regional Conference
February 20-23, 2010
Bangalore, India

December 18, 2009, Kathmandu. The second Asia Pacific Regional Conference
and Assembly to be held in Bangalore, India from 20-23 February, 2010 is
generating widespread interest and momentum across the community radio
sector of the region as well as internationally. More than one hundred
community radio activists, academics, representatives of governments &
donor organisations, as well as grass roots level broadcasters have
registered to participate. In order to accommodate the growing interest,
deadline for registration has been extended up to the end of December
2009. Online registration is available at:

One of the main objectives of the Regional Conference is to discuss and
consolidate the strategic direction to be taken by the community radio
sector in the region. The conference will hold a number of parallel
training workshops covering content creation for social issues and
introduction to technologies. To view the latest draft agenda please visit AMARC will
welcome proposals for workshops, paper presentations, and exhibitions.

The venue of the Regional Conference is United Theological College (UTC),
located at 63, Millers Road, Benson Town, Bangalore - 560046, India. The
contact details are: Phone: +91-80-23333438/23330502, Fax: +91-80-3330015,
Email:, and website:

The AMARC Asia Pacific Regional Conference will be preceded by Women
Making Airwaves for Peace (WMAP) seminar to be held from 13 – 18 February
- a joint initiative of Women's International Network of AMARC and ISIS
Manila. Similarly, the Community Media Capacity Development workshop will
be organized in collaboration of the Commonwealth of Learning from 17-19
February 2010. The Community Radio Forum of India will hold a discussion
on the state of community broadcasting in India and the general assembly
of the Forum on the 19th of February. For logistical information
pertaining to the regional conference as well as to participate in the
events preceding the conference, please contact Conference Coordinator
Prativa Chhetri at

About AMARC:
The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) is a global
non-governmental organization serving the community radio movement
worldwide. Its goal is to support and advocate for the development of
community and participatory radio on the principles of solidarity and
international cooperation. Created in 1983, AMARC now has nearly 4000
members in 115 countries. Its international office is located in Montreal,
Canada, and has regional offices in Africa, Europe, Latin America and

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