June 16, 2014, Kathmandu. The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, AMARC, has expressed concern over reports of the recent closure of media outlets in Thailand and especially at the restrictions imposed on community radios. Media reports indicate that a large number of broadcasters, including community radios, were suspended after the military takeover.
AMARC Asia-Pacific invites its members to participate in the upcoming International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) on May 17 May 15, 2014, Kathmandu. The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia is a global day of celebration of freedom, diversity, and acceptance. It calls on everyone to uphold human rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression (SOGIE).
May 9, 2014, Kathmandu. The Asia-Pacific Regional Board of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, AMARC is deeply concerned by the recent recommendation made by the Australian Commission of Audit to scrap funding for the Community Broadcasting Program. Community Radios in Australia face the danger of being forced off air should the Commission's recommendations be accepted by the Australian Government.