AMARC, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, is the international non-governmental organisation for the promotion, support and development of community radio world-wide. The international headquarters is located in Montreal, Canada following the founding Assembly held in 1988.
AMARC-Europe is the European regional section of AMARC grouping together radios and their national federations from 40 European countries, a network of 1500 community broadcasting services. The headquarters of AMARC-Europe were established in Sheffield, UK following the first AMARC Pan-European Conference of Community Radio Broadcasters held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 1994, which also adopted the Community Radio Charter for Europe.
The principal activities of AMARC-Europe are policy, research and advocacy; training and exchange of personnel; programme exchange and co-productions; solidarity and co-operation between East, Central and Western Europe and with community radio broadcasters in other regions of the world.
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Marrakech, November 10, 2011. The civil society Portal Maghreb‐Machrek e-joussour, a Forum des Alternatives Maroc (FMAS) program, organizes in collaboration with the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) and the support of International Media Support (IMS), the International meeting « Community Radios: For a Citizen Information » on 5, 6, 7 and 8 December, in Marrakech. This meeting is in line with the project \"Community media, for a citizen information\", initiated by e-joussour/FMAS and co-sponsored by the European Union.
Montreal, November 9th, 2011. The date of the relocation is more and more nearer for the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) International Secretariat, which will move at the corner of Sainte-Catherine and Saint Laurent Streets, just on the cultural square of Montréal and near to Montréal downtown. Indeed, from November 19, AMARC’s new address will be:
2, Sainte-Catherine East Street, suite 102, Montreal, Quebec, H2X 1K4
Montreal, November 8, 2011. The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) applauds the UNESCO’s decision to celebrate the World Radio Day on February 13th. See the resolution in point 13 of the agenda at http://www.unesco.org/new/en/executive-board/187th-session/main-series/
November 5, 2011, Kathmandu. Dr. Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights to Freedom of Opinion and Expression held discussions with community radio sector leaders in Nepal about the development priorities of the sector and to assess the freedom of expression situation in general in the country. In an informal gathering of community broadcasters organised by the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters – AMARC Asia Pacific, Dr. La Rue held discussions with key leaders of the sector including office bearers of the Association of Community Radio Broadcasters of Nepal.
Montreal, November 3rd, 2011. The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), International Media Support (IMS) and the Syndicat des radios libres de la Tunisie (STRL) has confirmed that radio Sawt el Managem, located in Gafsa, will broadcast within due date established by the regulatory authority of Tunisia.