Community Radio

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In South Africa, 140 community radio stations obtain licences

On April 19, South Africa's Communications Minister, Faith Muthambi, announced that more than 140 community radio stations have been licensed in the country. Many of them are already in operation.

While presenting the five-year strategic plan for the Ministry of Communications, Mrs Muthambi also announced that support will be provided to the community radio stations and to municipalities that are not yet serviced by them.

Furthermore, studies will be made by the Ministry to understand the impact of the service.

“Abyei Today”: bridging the gap between Sudan and South Sudan

Broadcast on Mayardit FM, a community radio located in South Sudan’s Warrap State supported by Internews, Abyei Today is a popular and trusted source of information for the population of this disputed region.

Until now, the radio program was pre-recorded and limited to 25 minutes but since February, the team are broadcasting live on Saturdays. These live broadcasts allow a close engagement with the listeners, which is much appreciated.  

A look at Orkonerei Community Radio Station

In Tanzania, Orkonerei Community Radio Station serves the Maasai pastoralist community, in the Simanjiro district of the Mayara region.

Started in 1995, the station went on air in 2002 after a long struggle to get its license.

News contents are broadcast in Maasai language and the Maasai elders participate in radio programmes on a regular basis. This keeps the Maasai people informed about current events, from what is going on in the community to what is happening in foreign countries.  

Amplifying Voices: Farm Radio International's 2014-2015 Annual Report

"We support farm radio broadcasters to provide radio services that share knowledge and amplify the voice of small-scale farmers.

Call to participation “Communicating Development”: an international audio series

As part of their continued partnership, the Office for Corporate Communication of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) join forces again this year to facilitate the production of 40 audio pieces by producers and community radio journalists.

On the occasion of International Women's Day, AMARC presents the international audio series "Women's Voices"

Community radios are a privileged place where women can make their voices heard, find a space for discussion, empowerment and emancipation. These radios are vectors of education, culture, knowledge sharing and development. Through them, women can enforce their role as major social actors.

On February 13, AMARC celebrates the vital role of community radio on the occasion of World Radio Day

February 13 is World Radio Day (WRD), a celebration of community radio as a medium of primary importance. This Day aims to promote gender equality on the air, access to information, the development of independent media, the safety of journalists and freedom of expression.

"Stories from the soils": a collection of 80 stories by journalists and producers of the AMARC network

From March to December 2015, through a partnership between the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) and the Office for Corporate Communication of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), journalists and producers of the AMARC network received logistical and financial support to produce stories on topics related to the International Year of Soils.

«Histoires de sols»: une collection de 80 reportages des journalistes et producteurs du réseau de l'AMARC

De mars à décembre 2015, grâce à un partenariat entre l'Association mondiale des radiodiffuseurs communautaires (AMARC) et le Bureau de la communication officielle de l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture, des journalistes et producteurs du réseau de l'AMARC ont reçu un appui logistique et financier afin de réaliser des reportages sur les thématiques liées à l'Année internationale des sols.

AMARC invites you to participate to the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

From November 25, International Day to End Violence against women, to December 10, Human Rights Day, the World Association of Community Broadcasters (AMARC) invites community radio producers and journalists to help prevent and denounce gender-based violence by discussing the issue on air, raising public awareness, mobilizing communities and informing audiences.


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