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Women’s voices: an international audio series

Thursday 25 February 2016, by SIGNIS

Montreal, Brussels, February 25th, 2016 (AMARC/SIGNIS). On March 8th, it will be the International Women’s Day. To commemorate it, AMARC wishes to highlight the challenges and achievements of women by calling on journalists and producers to celebrate their voices in an international audio series.

In 2015, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) joined forced with UNESCO and the Global Alliance on Media and Gender for the “Women Make the News” initiative.

The aim is to achieve gender equality in the media by 2030. Throughout its projects and as part of its mission, AMARC promotes gender equality and acts to reinforce the importance of the role played by women in the field of communication and media.

Community radios are a privileged place where women can make their voices heard, find a space for discussion, empowerment and emancipation. These radios are vectors of education, culture, knowledge sharing and development. Through them, women can enforce their role as major social actors.

What is AMARC looking for?

  • Documentary, reportage, interview, roundtable, storytelling (format is flexible).
  • The audio production must be at least 10 minutes long and ready for on-air broadcast.
  • Productions in local languages are welcomed (a translated script is required).

Community radio journalists and producers are encouraged to submit a proposal to secretariat@si.amarc.org before March 1, 2016. Please state your name, radio, country and add the details of the subject you wish to discuss in your production.

All selected producers will receive a financial compensation for their work.
This international audio series is supported by Bread for the World.

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