[cr-india] Announcement: Third AMARC Asia Pacific Regional Conference and Assembly

Suman Basnet suman_basnet at asiapacific.amarc.org
Thu Jun 27 01:58:28 CDT 2013

With apologies for cross-posting: 


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 suman_basnet at asiapacific.amarc.org.


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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, suman_basnet at asiapacific.amarc.org or visit
<http://ap.amarc.org/> http://ap.amarc.org/. 



Suman Basnet

Regional Coordinator

AMARC Asia Pacific

Kathmandu, Nepal

Email:  <mailto:suman_basnet at asiapacific.amarc.org>
suman_basnet at asiapacific.amarc.org 

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


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