Community Radio as a Solution to the Rapidly Growing Menace of Fake News While deliberately produced disinformation are not new to the media or its consumers, the onslaughts of fake news have gathered alarming magnitude and influence in recent times. In the last ten years, the Asia-Pacific region has seen rapid expansion of smartphone
AMARC Asia-Pacific is the regional autonomous chapter of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC).
AMARc Asia pacific publishes tthe AMARC Asia Pacific Newsletter with information about community radio in countries of the Asia Pacific region.
Relevant information about development challenges, media regulation, community media and community radio in the Asia pacific region.
AMARC Asia-Pacific Community Radio Campaigns
The program aims to engage community radios as a key vehicle in the dissemination of indigenous local knowledge (ILK) as a climate change response mechanism. The program seeks to create an alliance among local communities, research communities, and community radios to bring out the essence of local knowledge. Climate change (shifts in temperatures and weather patterns)
Many Asia Pacific governments have failed to ensure access of indigenous peoples to media in general and indigenous community media in particular. The project seeks to clarify in selected countries and document best practices of indigenous community radio broadcasting legislation. The Asia and the Pacific region is home to the largest number of Indigenous Peoples, more
The community radio campaign “Building Resilient Communities through Community Broadcasting: Community Radio Campaign against COVID-19” will contribute to increase resilience in local communities served by participating CR in Asia-Pacific countries. It seeks to lessen the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures on local economies, particularly on the most vulnerable and those living below the
The project addresses the role of media and particularly CR, in responding to the alarming increase in cases of violence against women and girls (VAWG) and all forms of violence in the context of COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in rural communities. The project will be implemented in Bangladesh, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Myanmar and Nepal. The direct beneficiaries
The AMARC-AP project “Community radios, conflict resolution and peace building in Nepal”, seeks to enhance the role of community radios in addressing challenges resulting from unresolved conflicts, peacebuilding and transitional justice issues in Nepal. The project seeks to understand the conflict resolution and peace building experience in Nepal from the perspective of community radio audiences and
This program is committed to serving the community of small-scale family farmers by highlighting the family farming sector’s challenges and concerns as well as its contribution at local and national levels through community and local radio stations. Over the past two decades, AMARC-AP has worked with member stations to ensure that the members of the