AMARC is an international non-profit organisation, born as a Movement in 1983 and formalised in 1988, which supports and serves community radio broadcasters around the world. AMARC aims to promote the fundamental right to communication and to support development by encouraging co-operation and exchange among its members.
There are more than 3000 AMARC members on all five continents. Its International Secretariat, located in Canada, co-ordinates international work. Regional offices assist it in Latin American, Africa and Asia.
Mission Statement and Goals
* To democratise radio broadcasting through local and international action;
* To promote the community radio movement;
* To represent and defend the interests of its members at an international level;
* To offer various services to its members.
The AMARC African Network aims at implementing a four-point plan of action:
* To support the development of a legal, political and cultural environment conducive to participatory radio broadcasting;
* To develop human resources and materials in community radio set-up, management, production and technology;
* To promote African women’s access to and participation in all aspects of community radio;
* To build and coordinate the regional network of radio broadcasters. This network will be a means of distributing information; bringing together various experiences; transferring skills within the network; and bringing African affiliates to the International Solidarity Network.