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Announcement: Third AMARC Asia Pacific Regional Conference and Assembly


June 27, 2013, Kathmandu. The Regional Board of World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters - AMARC Asia Pacific is pleased to announce that the 3rd AMARC Asia Pacific Regional Conference and Assembly will be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea from 2-5 December 2013. The Korean Community Radio Broadcasters' Association  (KCRBA) will host the conference where community broadcasters and advocates from over 30 countries of Asia-Pacific region will gather to take stock of the sector and to chart the way forward.


The 3rd AMARC Asia Pacific Regional Conference is going to be one of the most important consultations for advancing freedom of expression and community development through Community Radios. It will be an important opportunity to review the status of community radios in the Asia-Pacific region and for setting the agenda of the sector for the coming years. A diversity of people, ideas, and issues will come together in the conference to review progress and plan strategies to deal with challenges facing the sector in the Asia- Pacific region.


The conference will host regional and international community broadcasters, activists, academic, policy makers, and donors to deliberate on topics ranging from content development for climate change adaptation, food security, and sustainable development to media legislation and community radio policies, media freedom, media democratisation, communication rights, right to information, community radio & new media, and access to community media and impact evaluation. Discussions will be organised on gender challenges, community radio for the marginalised including dalits, migrants, indigenous people, and sexual minorities (SOGI).


Community radio network and federations are welcome to bring in their delegations to the conference and collaborate in the forming of a strategic plan for the advancement of the community radio sector in the Asia Pacific region. Online registration details will be announced shortly.


For enquiries, please write to the Regional Coordinator AMARC Asia Pacific at [log in to unmask].


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Through service to its members, networking and project implementation, the World Association of Community Radios (AMARC) brings together more than 5,000 community radios, federations and community radio partners in more than 130 countries. The main impact of AMARC since its foundation in 1983 has been to accompany and support the establishment of a global community radio sector. AMARC does lobbying and advocacy for the right to communication internationally, nationally and at the local and neighborhood levels, and defends and promotes the interests of the community radio movement through solidarity, networking and cooperation. For more information, please contact Suman Basnet, Regional Coordinator for Asia-Pacific, [log in to unmask] or visit http://ap.amarc.org/.



Suman Basnet

Regional Coordinator

AMARC Asia Pacific

Kathmandu, Nepal

Email: [log in to unmask]

Web: http://ap.amarc.org/