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Galicia’s Government forces the closure of CUAC’s FM broadcasting

The members of CUAC FM decided on Thursday 28 September 2017 to cease their FM broadcasting after receiving a notification of sanction by the Xunta de Galicia, that threatens to fine the radio station with between 100 thousand and 200 thousand euros for broadcasting \”without having the corresponding license \”. The assembly that manages the radio decided to keep… read more

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ARTICLE 19’s counteracting hate speech guidelines

In this toolkit, ARTICLE 19 provides a guide to identifying ’hate speech‘ and how effectively counter it, while protecting the rights to freedom of expression and equality. It responds to a growing demand for clear guidance on identifying “hate speech,” and for responding to the challenges ‘hate speech’ poses within a human rights framework.

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AMARC International Board meeting in Paris

Paris, 10-11 December 2015
The new AMARC International Board met in Paris to initiate the process for strategic planning towards the implementation of the strategic plan voted by the General Assembly in Ghana in August 2014. The meeting took place in the UNESCO headquarters, in central Paris.
In attendance were Min Shahi (Nepal) Executive Vice President, Palmira Velasco (Mozambique) Treasurer,… read more

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President of AMARC selected among the “100 Information Heroes” of Reporters Without Borders on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day

Chilean María Pía Matta, President of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) is included in the same list as the Mapuche, Mireya Manquepillán Huanquil, director of community radio Kimche Mapu.

With exemplary courage, these \”100 Heroes\” fight or dedicate their work to promote freedom under the Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, \”to seek, receive… read more

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Six Syrian radio stations unite their efforts to improve independent local media

On November 18 2014, the Association of Independent Syrian Radio Stations (ABRAJ) was launched. Its goal is to create and support new local radio stations dedicated to promote easy access to information in Syria and provide a balanced content that takes the people´s needs into consideration. The organization is also developing solidarity mechanisms towards radio stations and journalists in emergency situations.

The following radio… read more

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AMARC strongly condemns the undercover police action carried on against the Freie Sendekombinat

28 November, 2014. The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) has been notified that between 2003 and 2006 an undercover police agent of the state police of Hamburg infiltrated the structures of the editorial staff of the German Free Radio Freie Sendekombinat (FSK). 

This means a gross violation of the fundamental right of freedom of information and the right… read more

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Spain: Radio Nava at risk of closure in Asturias

Radio Nava (Asturias, Spain) has started a campaign on the webpage Change.org to avoid the 30.000 Euros fine imposed by the Spanish Ministry of Industry. The radio station has been charged for using an unauthorized frequency (only 3 community and free radios in Spain have legal licenses to broadcast). Besides the legal actions that this community radio is preparing, the… read more

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The Spanish Government threatens Radio Nava with a disproportionate fine

Radio Nava (Asturias, Spain) has started a campaign on the webpage Change.org to avoid the 30.000 Euros fine imposed by the Spanish Ministry of Industry. The radio station has been charged for using an unauthorized frequency (only 3 community and free radios in Spain have legal licenses to broadcast). Besides the legal actions that this community radio is preparing, the… read more

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Annual Conference of SNRL: Broadcasting, the challenge of diversity

1984-2014: 30 years of freedom of information.

2004-2014: 10 years of Syndicat.

Le Syndicat National des Radios Libres celebrates its 10th Anniversary in Paris between 19th, 20th and 21st of November. This Conference is celebrated among the challenges of media pluralism, freedom of expression, cultural diversity and social proximity communication in French society. Moreover, it tries to channel the battles about… read more

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Bundesverband Freier Radios invites AMARC to its Conference about Community Media

Between 6th and 9th of November, the German Community Media Conference organized by the Bundesverband Freier Radios (BFR) took place in Potsdam. Broadcasters around Europe took part in debates, workshops and panel discussions around the exchanging of ideas and practices in relation to communication policies, free broadcasting, technological tools and citizens´ involvement in community media. For more information on the panels, the content of the discussions or final conclusions,… read more

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TUNISIA: Radio equipment seized by authorities

Feb, 25, 2014. On February 25 Customs officials and the police attacked the premises of an independent radio in Tunis, Sarraha Radio, which broadcasts on FM with its own broadcasting devices, like most of the new radios born in Tunisia after the revolution of 2011. The technical equipments were seized.
Following this fact, a demonstration has been organized the 28th… read more

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MOROCCO: Freedom of expression at risk

A Moroccan activist of the Med Net project, working on new media and freedom of expression was attacked while documenting an event .
Sunday, February 23 Ms. Wafae Charaf , a member of the group of alternative media involved in training activities on community journalism in Tangier , in the frame of MED NET project , was attacked ,… read more

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Egypt, transparency and rights: “MY RIGHT TO KNOW” Campaign

Three years after the revolutionary movement which called a halt to the past regime, the  situation of Egyptian media achieved great success on several fronts. Above all, the issue of liberalization of media became more popular among all the layers of society. Nevertheless Egyptian civil society and media remain under pressure. The experience of democratic transitions in other countries… read more