Published on AMARC,org, Montreal, October 20th, 2011.
… The day was dedicated to a seminar on community radio sustainability challenges and public policies during which several members of AMARC took the floor, among which the president Maria Pia Matta and the Secretary general Marcelo Solervicens, representatives of radios from around the globe as well as delegates from governmental bodies, such as Christine Saint-Pierre, Quebec’s Minister of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women.
This series of workshops permitted to put together the visions of the various actors involved in this sector to discuss the various financing and functioning models of community radios and the public politics in this realm. This seminar also permitted to agree on a declaration whose aim was to suggest recommendations to public bodies of Canada and elsewhere in order to favor the sustainability of community radio.
The participants stated in the declaration that: “States can play a vital role by adopting regulations and policies that enable the establishment and sustainability of community radios. By supporting the independence of their governance structures, of their contents’ choices and of their financing mechanisms, states can allow them to reach their full potential in the democratization of the societies, on sustainable human development and cultural diversity promotion.” To read the full declaration, please visits this page:
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