“Community communication for a new century”: AMARC brings together the voices of the community radio in Chile

SEMINARIO_INTERNACIONAL_COMUNICACI_N_From May 26 to May 28, the International Seminar: “Community communication for a new century” will host international guests and put an emphasis on the experiences of communication of indigenous peoples in Santiago de Chile.

Organized by the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), this meeting aims to deepen the debate between the public and community sector on the role of social communication in Chile and worldwide, with a particular focus on the case of community radio of the indigenous peoples.

The opening session and the first panels, with various panelists from Latin America, Africa, Europe and Chile, are scheduled for Tuesday, May 26, at 9.00 am, in the Salón de Honor del Palacio Consistorial of the city of Santiago.

This meeting is an unique occasion in Chile to promote dialogue between national and international voices, government authorities, community radio practioners and representatives of the civil society around freedom of expression, social rights, democratization and rights of communications.

To respond to the continuous needs of knowledge sharing faced by community radios, the program planned self-training workshops on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 at the Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral GAM. These workshops will focus on improving the management of community radio stations, strategies of information production from local to global and will deepen the reflection on indigenous peoples and gender issues.

The International Seminar “Community communication for a new century” is open to journalists, researchers and students willing to participate in an exchange with activists from the field of communication and representatives of indigenous peoples, about their means of communication and in particular radios that have been in constant demand in Latin America.

This meeting is supported by the Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes (CNCA), the Corporación Nacional de Desarrollo Indígena (CONADI), the Ministerio Secretaría General del Gobierno, the city of Santiago, Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral (GAM) and UNESCO.

Registrations: Mónica Farías mfariasrodriguez@gmail.com

Contact for interviews: María Pía Matta, President, World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC)

More information: http://www.amarcchile.cl