Funding Partner : PANOS South Asia
Budget: NRs 600,000
Duration: January 5, 2010
A total of 59 representatives of community radio stations participated at the AMARC Conference held from February 20-23, 2010 in Banglore, India. The main outcomes are:
• Conference participants attended several knowledge sharing and capacity building workshops, while engaging in networking with like-minded individuals and institutions from across the region.
• Conference demanded to place people’s communications rights at the centre of development
• Conference committed to build alliances with grassroots and human rights movements for strengthening the community radio movement
• Conference called for further recognition of Community Radio in the region as a tool for disaster preparedness, poverty reduction, inclusion, human rights, and climate change adaptation and mitigation.
• Several resolutions were endorsed by the conference participants.
• Regional assembly elected the Asia Pacific Regional Board
• The assembly also ratified the strategic working plan of AMARC Asia Pacific.
• The Bangalore declaration: called for supporting initiatives that aid access to digital and other technological opportunities to enable community broadcasting in an ever-widening scale, while calling for creating spaces on the airwaves for diverse and marginalized voices