Radio Sawt El Managem shortly on air in Gafsa

Montreal, November 3rd, 2011. The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), International Media Support (IMS) and the Syndicat des radios libres de la Tunisie (STRL) has confirmed that radio Sawt el Managem, located in Gafsa, will broadcast within due date established by the regulatory authority of Tunisia.

As part of the mission that AMARC and IMS took upon in collaboration with the STRL in order to develop the radio broadcasting landscape in Tunisia, a delegation composed of representatives from AMARC and STRL went to Gafsa Tuesday October 25th.

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They evaluated the situation of community radio stations in the region and noted the progress of the preparatory work in order to launch Radio Sawt el Managem within the due date appointed by the Instance Nationale de RĂ©gulation de l’Information et de la Communication (INRIC).

For this purpose, a high-fidelity material permitting the covering of the whole region was given to the station officials as a donation, with the commitment of the beneficiaries that it will be use strictly for non-profit purposes.

The airing of radio Sawt el Managem accompanies the setting up of the associative communication sector as a result of the opening of the radio broadcasting spectrum within the framework of the Tunisian revolution.

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Through service to members, networking and project implementation, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters AMARC, brings together a network of more than 4,000 community radios, Federations and community media stakeholders in more than 130 countries. The main global impact of AMARC since its creation in 1983, has been to accompany and support the establishment of a worldwide community radio sector that has democratized the media sector. AMARC advocates for the right to communicate at the international, national, local and neighborhood levels and defends and promotes the interests of the community radio movement through solidarity, networking and Cooperation.

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For information

Fourti Salah,

Secretary general STRL

strltunis@gmail.com