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[UNESCO] World Press Freedom Conference 9 & 10 December 2020

World Press Freedom Conference (WPFC) will take place on 9 and 10 December 2020 in a new, innovative format, merging digital and in-person elements. This WPFC will jointly celebrate World Press Freedom Day (3 May) and the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists (2 November). The conference, co-hosted by UNESCO and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, was originally planned for… read more

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AMARC Europe signs Emergency Appeal for World Press Freedom Day 2020

On this World Press Freedom Day, the undersigned organisations honour those who work tirelessly to help keep the public informed and call for robust support for independent journalism.  Millions of people around the world are looking for reliable, fact-based, and gender-sensitive journalism that can help them navigate the biggest shared challenge of our lifetime. The need for trustworthy information has… read more

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Nominations for UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize 2020

UNESCO is seeking nominations for UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2020. This Prize was established by UNESCO’s Executive Board, in 1997, in honour of Guillermo Cano, a Colombian journalist who died in the exercise of his profession. Its purpose is to reward each year a person, organization or institution that has made a notable contribution to the defence and/or… read more

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The role of Community Media in times of post-truth

AMARC Europe invited Damian Loreti (Board AMARC International) to reflect on this year\’s UNESCO Press Freedom Day topic: “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation” In 2016 the Oxford Dictionary chose the term \”post-truth\” as the word of the year, in a context in which the incessant circulation of information mediated by social networks today has… read more

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World Press Freedom Day 2015 – AMARC launches an International legal protection program for community broadcasters

Montreal, April 30, 2015. On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day 2015, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) launches its International legal protection and global advocacy program for the community media sector. Despite great regulatory advancements of the community media movement at the international level, on the national level, the lack of clear legal frameworks, or… read more