AMARC is an international non-governmental organization serving the community radio movement, with almost 3 000 members and associates in 110 countries.

Its goal is to support and contribute to the development of community and participatory radio along the principals of solidarity and international cooperation.


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.

Statement of Principles

* Believe in the need to democratise access to information and communication in order to promote just relationships and equitable exchanges among people.

* Contribute to the expression of different social, cultural and political movements in all their diversity by working to promote all initiatives that encourage peace, friendship among peoples, democracy, and development.

* Recognise the fundamental and specific role of women in establishing new communication practices. Women’s participation in the decision-making structures of community radio stations is essential.