Nov 30 2006

Reportback from AMARC Conference

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AMARCGUESTS: Mansoor Sabbagh, Global Voices for Justice and a US delegate to AMARC, Elizabeth Robinson, Member of the Executive Committee and Treasurer for AMARC, and programmer at KCSB in Santa Barbara (a Pacifica affilate)

The Ninth World Conference on Community Radio Broadcasters, or AMARC as it is known by its French acronym, recently concluded in Amman, Jordan. Hosted by Jordan’s first internet based radio station, AmmaNet, this year’s AMARC conference was attended by over 350 members of community radio stations from 94 countries. Under the banner of “Voices of the World: Free the Airwaves,” participants in the conference discussed the state of Arab media, ways to increase the efficiency of community radio, and the inclusion of gender equality in media. At the AMARC conference Radio Sagamatha was awarded the International Solidarity Prize of 2006 for its work in defending human rights and democracy in Nepal.

For more information on AMARC, visit

There will be a report back with Mansoor and Elizabeth on Saturday December 2nd at The Peace Center, 8124 W 3rd Street in Los Angeles from 6-10 pm.

For more information on Global Voices for Justice, call 714-357-5424.

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