|Communication Rights: at the centre of all development processes|
A most clear call to place people’s communication rights at the centre of development processes has been made by The Bangalore Community Radio Declaration at the end of the 2nd AMARC Asia Pacific Conference held in Bangalore, India from 20-23 February 2010. AMARC, the World Association of Community Broadcasters, a global non-governmental organization brings together some 4000 members in over 100 countries and has regional offices in Africa, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
Representatives of some 23 countries and observers from Africa, Europe and Latin and North America participated in the conference and affirmed that “all people have the undeniable right to be informed about decisions affecting the quality of their lives such as right to health, right to education, right to work, the right to free expression, and the right to information.”
The Bangalore community Radio Declaration can be found at: