World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters - Asociación Mundial de Radios Comunitarias - Association Mondiale des Radiodiffuseurs Communautaires

JORDAN: Dead Sea Declaration Gives bo...

JORDAN: Dead Sea Declaration Gives boost to Community Media in MENA region
More than 120 community radio activists from 14 Arab countries gathered at the lowest spot on Earth to talk about the challenges of producing, broadcasting and sustaining community owned media, especially radio. A declaration, the Dead Sea Declaration, issued by the participants called for an “enabling legal and administrative environme [...]

TUNISIA: Radio equipment seized by au...

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 [...]

MOROCCO: Freedom of expression at ris...

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 , beaten and [...]

Egypt, transparency and rights: “MY R...

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 [...]

New EU group of regulators of Audiovi...

New EU group of regulators of Audiovisual Media Services established
[source: EPRA website] Strengthening the cooperation between regulatory authorities in the field of broadcasting in the EU has been a recurring motive in recent policy recommendations. On 3 February 2014, the European Commission adopted a formal Decision establishing a group of national regulators in the broadcasting area: “the European Regul [...]