1st Pacific Community Radio Round Table in Suva

on 09 December 2012. Posted in Events

The Asia-Pacific board of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) organizes the first Pacific Community Radio Round Table to be held in Suva, Fiji Islands on February 10-11, 2013.

The goals of the round table are to strengthen advocacy for community broadcasting in the Pacific Island countries and to enable community radios in the region to address climate change, natural disaster, conflict, and gender-based issues through community broadcasting. During the round table, AMARC will be presenting the results of a survey on the prevailing conditions of community broadcasting in the Pacific region, which include:

  • analysis of existing legislative and policy arrangements
  • availability of support from government and non-government sectors
  • content diversity and broadcasting plans
  • strategic framework for sustainability. 

The event will be followed by a capacity building workshop for community radio broadcasters of the Pacific Region on February 13-14, 2013, also in Suva.

Both events are organized in collaboration with the World Association of Christian Communication (WACC) Pacific regional committee, and supported by the Pacific Media Assistance Scheme and the New Zealand Aid Programme.

In addition, AMARC Roundtable will coincide with the FemLINKPACIFIC’s Annual Young Women’s Media and Advocacy Skills Training Programme. Since 2010 this has been an important interactive learning and production space for a core team of young women producers and broadcasters to enhance and amplify the collective call for a peaceful Pacific Island region.

For more information, visit AMARC Asia-Pacific or contact the regional coordinator at suman_basnet@asiapacific.amarc.org.