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AMARC - Asia Pacific.

Kathmandu, 17th January 2011


Solidarity with Community Radio Stations in Flood Affected Areas.


The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, Asia Pacific (AMARC-AP), sends it greeting to all community radio station affected by the floods which have recently occurred in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.


AMARC-AP also offers its condolences to all those who have lost loved ones or been personally impacted by the unprecedented flood events.


In the recent past our region has been impacted by tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other natural disasters.


In the aftermath of these catastrophes, Australians have demonstrated a generosity and warm heartedness that has brought relief, succour and friendship during and after the recovery and reconstruction period.


AMARC-AP recognises the important role many community radio stations have played in the aftermath of these disasters and we extend to all community radio stations, their volunteers, staff and their wider communities our solidarity and thoughts in this difficult time.




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 and Asia Pacific and offices in Johannesburg, Buenos Aires, Brussels, and Kathmandu. For more information, please contact Suman Basnet, Regional Coordinator for Asia-Pacific, visit www.asiapacific.amarc.org.