In the 5th AMARC Asia-Pacific Community Radio Conference in Bangkok, the highly-anticipated book, "Community Radio: 100 Answers to Make Waves," authored by NA Shah Ansari was officially unveiled. The conference witnessed a gathering of over 500 community radio broadcasters, experts, and policymakers from diverse countries across the Asia-Pacific region.
The book "Community Radio: 100 Answers to Make Waves" is a groundbreaking publication poised to provide comprehensive insights into the world of community radio. The book serves as an invaluable resource for practitioners, aspiring broadcasters, experts, and policymakers, offering a deep dive into the transformative realm of community radio.
President of AMARC-AP Dr Ramnath Bhat extended a warm welcome to the attendees and highlighted the pivotal role community radio plays in fostering dialogue, diversity, and participatory communication. Commissioner of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) in Thailand, Thanapant Raicharoen emphasized the significance of community radio as a catalyst for amplifying local voices and fortifying democratic values.
Njuki Githethwa, representing the Kenya Community Media Network (KCOMNET), shared valuable insights into the African community radio landscape, underlining its contribution to social change and development.
Assistant Chief Executive Officer and Acting Director Benjamaporn Limpisathian lauded the collective efforts of the community radio community in advancing communication for positive change.
The event also featured esteemed figures in the field, including Suman Basnet, coordinator of AMARC, Manmohan Singh and Dr R Sreedher, Community Radio experts from India. Collectively, they stressed the need for continued growth, innovation, and collaboration in community radio practices.