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Date: 9 February 2012 17:23
Subject: [Amarc-info-en] Community Radio Network of AMARC Salutes the First
World Radio Day
Community Radio Network of AMARC Salutes the First World Radio Day
Montreal, February 7, 2012. Community radio members of the World
Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) network salute the
World Radio Day to be celebrated for the first this February 13th 2012.
Community radios are an ever increasing worldwide tier of broadcast and an
essential part of radio spectrum. They contribute from the communities to
pluralistic media landscapes and to the exercise of communication rights by
citizens. For further information on community radio activities for the
World Radio Day, please go to AMARC Website. http://www.amarc.org/
The decision to declare February 13th the World Radio Day was adopted by
UNESCO following a proposal by the Spanish Academy of Radio and a
consultation process supported by AMARC. Please find further information in
the UNESCO Website and at the Official World Radio Day .
Since it was first established, radio has proven its impact and
universality as a media that is available at low cost all over the world.
The main objectives of the World Radio Day are, notably, to raise awareness
among the public and the media of the value of radio, including in the
context of new media. To encourage decision-makers to support setting-up of
sustainable and accessible community radio that facilitates access to voice
for the excluded and marginalised. World Radio Day should also provide a
networking focus for radio proponents and practitioners worldwide, to
exchange ideas, experiences and resources.
Through service to members, networking and project implementation, the
World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters AMARC, brings together a
network of more than 4,000 community radios, Federations and community
media stakeholders in more than 130 countries. The main global impact of
AMARC since its creation in 1983, has been to accompany and support the
establishment of a worldwide community radio sector that has democratized
the media sector. AMARC advocates for the right to communicate at the
international, national, local and neighbourhood levels and defends and
promotes the interests of the community radio movement through solidarity,
networking and Cooperation.
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