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With apologies for cross posting: 


AMARC Asia Pacific Community Radio Training Forum to be held from 17-19
November, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand  


September 16, 2011, Kathmandu. The World Association of Community Radio
Broadcasters,  AMARC Asia Pacific, is organising the 1st Community Radio
Training Forum from 17-19 November, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. The 'training
of trainers' event will be hosted by the National Broadcasting and
Telecommunication Commission of Thailand (NBTC) and is supported by the
United Nations Environment Program (UNEP-ROAP), Commonwealth of Learning
(COL), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), UNESCO, UNICEF, EED/NOVIB,
and South East Asia Pres Alliance (SEAPA). Regional and national partners
such as the Australian Indigenous Communications Association (AICA),
Association of Community Radio Broadcasters of Nepal (ACORAB), Media Monitor
Thailand, FMYY-Japan, National Federation of Community Radios (NFCR) of
Thailand, and the Blue Diamond Society, Nepal will be leading various
training workshops in the Community Radio Training Forum. 


The capacity building event will offer opportunity to about 150 community
radio broadcasters of Asia Pacific region to systematize their experiences,
to network with and learn from international trainers and experts and to
define strategies to increase the effectiveness of their interventions.
Participants will review strategies for setting up community radio stations,
promoting community participation, program production, production
technology, and advocacy strategies for improving conditions for the
development of community broadcasting. Utilizing training workshops and
hands on demonstrations the Training Forum will promote gender sensitivity,
strengthen community broadcasting for poverty reduction, and enhance the
capacity of community radio stations to address climate change and disaster
management. In addition to explaining concepts and principles, the Training
Forum will include practical subjects such as research techniques, script
writing, interviewing, editing, and using digital recording and computer
based editing.


Sharing of ideas and learning of skills will be based on specific thematic
streams of workshops so that broadcasters can directly apply their learning
to address the concerns of the communities in the Asia-Pacific region such
as food security, good governance, empowering women, improving literacy,
generating employment opportunities, improving local governance, and
promoting the rights of the marginalised. The Training Forum will organise
six thematic workshops and participants will be enrolled  into specific
workshops during the entire period of the Forum. 


The workshop will be held at the Ambassador, Sukhumvit.
(http://www.amtel.co.th/), Bangkok, Thailand. Further details are available
at http://www.amarc.org/index.php?p=thailand_Forum_EN. Registration for the
Training Forum is available at:





About AMARC:

AMARC is an international non-governmental organization serving the
community radio movement in over 110 countries, and advocating for the right
to communicate at the international, national, local and neighbourhood
levels. AMARC has an International Secretariat in Montreal. It has regional
sections in Africa, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, North America and
Asia Pacific and offices in Johannesburg, Buenos Aires, Brussels, and
Kathmandu. For more information, please contact Suman Basnet, Regional
Coordinator for Asia-Pacific, [log in to unmask] or visit