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 put

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AMARC Europe visit to Indian community radios in January/February 2017

In January and February 2017, Michael Nicolai, President of AMARC Europe, together with radio-artist Ralf Wendt (Radio Corax), visited Indian community radios by invitation of UNESCO Chair on Community Media at the University of Hyderabad and met representatives of the Indian community radios at the UNESCO in New Delhi. While the community radio activists of India were interested in the

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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, Vice

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On International Women’s Day, AMARC joins forces with UNESCO for Women Make the News

Montreal, March 6, 2015. The World Association of Community Broadcasters (AMARC) is joining forces with UNESCO and the Global Alliance on Media and Gender for the Women Make the News 2015 initiative. Under the theme ‘’Yes we must! Reaching Gender Equality in the Media by 2030’’, this initiative aims to push forward the involvement of women in all spheres of media,

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UNESCO -World Radio Day

World Radio Day was celebrated at Near FM with a special programme bringing together international voices from within the Irish community. (The programme is available here). The idea of the show was to celebrate radio around the world, to play different kinds of music and to talk about broadcasting in each country with a particular focus on community stations. Guests

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