On this March 21, UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, AMARC, and its radio members across Africa, Latin America, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the MENA region, will raise their volume against racism and discrimination.

We are living in a World where increasing nationalist populism and supremacist ideology dramaticly divide the populations between those who have and those who have not access to basic human rights, equal opportunities or access to public goods such as water and food. Those inequalities are the core reasons for migrations that will continue, despite the walls that everyday are built in richest countries, brick after brick of discriminatory policies and discrimination practices.

Community radios are anti-fascist and anti-racist, and this is the reason why we call our members to raise the volume against every form of racial discrimination. AMARC calls for (radio) bridges and not walls. Diversity in broadcasting should reflect the diversity in the society, but it is up to journalists and radio activists to approach this diversity in the full respect of human dignity, besides race or ethical origins.

AMARC calls its members to the respect of ethical codes, such as the Chart of Rome, regarding migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, and strongly encourage its radio members to continue fighting against any form of fascism and discrimination.

Community Radios are Against Racism.