Nov 17 2009

Radio Balad experience highlighted in Paris

Published by at 9:16 am under Articles,Media Activism

The following appeared in the Jordan Times

Radio Balad experience highlighted in Paris

AMMAN (JT) – The experience of a Jordanian radio station was highlighted in an international meeting at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris last week titled “Voice and Empowerment through Community Media”. Attendees in an international UNESCO conference co-sponsored by AMARC, the world association of community radio stations, heard about the efforts of Radio Al Balad’s listeners’ club, according to a statement from the station. “During the Israeli war on Gaza, members of this club were able to enrich the station’s broadcasting by providing live eyewitness reports from different parts of Amman after Friday prayers,” Station Director Daoud Kuttab told participants from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The final resolution of the conference, co- sponsored by AMARC, called on UNESCO member states to facilitate the working of community radio stations and to cancel licence fees and other obstacles.

17 November 2009

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