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Together in a changing world


AMARC is an international non-governmental organization serving the community radio movement, with almost 4 000 members and associates in 130 countries. ​


Its objective is to support and contribute to the development of community and participatory radio as well as the principles of solidarity and international cooperation.


Let's celebrate World Radio Day 2024 together, across borders!

In an era marked by the dizzying speed of technological innovation and the rapid obsolescence of one shiny new platform after another, Radio is beginning its second century of service as one of the most dependable and widely utilized forms of media in the world. Every year, AMARC actively contributes to the organization of the WRD. 

Proclaimed in 2011 by the Member States of UNESCO and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 as a UN International Day, February 13 became World Radio Day (WRD). Radio, as a technology, science, means of communications and system of programming audio elements has roots all the way back to the 1800s… so it can be safely said that the medium is already well into its second century.

World Radio Day’s theme in 2024 shines a broad floodlight on Radio’s remarkable past, relevant present and promise of a dynamic future.

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What motivates our efforts

Auditoire attentif
Les mains en l'air
Manifestation publique


Promote the exchange of information


Giving voice to local populations


Create real social change

Amarc International : radio for change


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This February 2024, the 16th World Social Forum is being held, on the theme “Another world is possible, now!". and “Communication, digital social networks and media".  It is organized by the consortium of associations and NGOs of Nepal and supported by the Government of Nepal. Several tens of thousands participants at the foot of the Himalayas. This is the first time that a sovereign state of this importance has supported the World Social Forum.


AMARC International, through its president Emmanuel Boutterin (France), welcomes this commitment and “thanks the organizers, as well as President Ram Chandra Paudel, the Government of Nepal and its Prime Minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal for their support in this forum".  Since the birth of the World Social Forum in 2001 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, AMARC has taken its place in the debate on the media in a constructive and respectful approach, defending the local broadcasting is an alternative tool of freedom , peace, economic development and progress. With the progression of individual digital communication, AMARC will defend the complementarity and necessity of local, democratic and responsible media


Amarc International joins the call for UN Special Rapporteurs to speak out on the targeting of journalists and media outlets in Palestine

AMARC, IFEX members and human rights groups join MADA Center's call for the UN to condemn Israel's systematic targeting of Palestinian journalists and media outlets

November 2023, Mali : One Journalist killed, two others kidnapped

Journalist Abdoul Aziz Djibrilla of Naata Radio was attacked and killed by unidentified gunmen on  7 November on the Gao- Ansongo road in northern Mali. Two other journalists were kidnapped. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate, l’ Union Nationale des Journalistes du Mali (UNAJOM) in condemning this barbaric attack meted out to journalists who pose no danger to anyone.


Abdoul Aziz Djibrilla, a presenter for Naata Radio in Labbezanga was on his way to a training session in Gao with other colleagues when the car was stopped on the road by unidentified gunmen. Djibrilla was killed while journalists, Saleck Ag Jiddou and Moustapha Kone were kidnapped and a third journalist, Harouna Attino, was wounded.


The Gao- Ansongo route is considered to be one of the most dangerous routes in northern Mali, as it is often frequented by fighters of the Islamic State of the Sahel (ISIS) who operate within the region.

Kidnapping of journalists in Mali has become a serious cause for concern. Birama Toure, a reporter from Le Sphnix, an investigative Weekly, has been missing since 2016 while journalists Hamadoun Nialibouly and Moussa Bana Dicko (Radio Dande Haire) were kidnapped in the Mopti region in 2020.


Following the killing of Abdoul Aziz Djibrilla and the kidnapping of Saleck Ag Jiddou and Moustapha Kone, radio stations in the Gao region organised ‘A Day-without-Radio protest’ and deliberately went off air on Wednesday 8 November to protest against the killing and kidnapping of their colleagues. 


Colombia plans to grant 107 new licenses to community radio stations

The terms of the call to enable community radio stations, distributed throughout 24 departments, were put to public consultation by the Ministry of Information and Communications Technologies (MinTIC).


Deadline extended until June 4: Call for applications for the UNESCO Prize for Girls' and Women's Education 2023

The UNESCO Prize for Girls' and Women's Education recognizes the innovative and exceptional contributions of individuals, institutions and organizations to the education of girls and women.


This is the first UNESCO Prize of its kind, which will play a unique role in highlighting successful projects that encourage and improve the educational prospects of girls and women and, consequently, their quality of life.

Funded by the Government of the People's Republic of China, the Prize is awarded each year to two winners, who will each receive US$50,000 to continue their work.



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AMARC International encourages the membership of community radio stations from around the world, creating a global network dedicated to promoting freedom of expression, cultural diversity and access to information at the local level.



The organization relies largely on the voluntary commitment of its members and supports the development of skills and resources within community radio stations to strengthen their positive impact on local communities.



AMARC International receives donations from different partners, organizations and individuals, in order to finance its projects and initiatives aimed at strengthening the capacity of community radios and promoting the exchange of expertise between member stations.


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