March 21st was declared International Day for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by the General Assembly of the United Nations as a reaction to the murder of 69 anti-apartheid demonstrators in Sharpeville, South Africa in 1960. Community radio stations are invited to submit their application to be a part of “Radio Voices without Frontiers (RVSF 2009)” for a one day broadcast campaign by the AMARC network. The campaign aims to actively engage community radios in promoting tolerance, equal rights and diversity. Topics for the campaign will highlight the issues of racism from a civil society perspective on all levels – local, regional and worldwide.
Contributions can be submitted in any language, and should be accompanied by a short introduction, either as text or as part of the piece, briefly explaining its content in English, French or Spanish. Programs should end with music. The title, duration and language of the piece(s) should also be specified in writing. Also include the name(s) of the producer(s), radio station and contact details.
One of RVSF 2009’s goals is to reinforce the socially inclusive ethos of the community radio sector, and promote access to the media by minority and disadvantaged groups.
Multilingual broadcasts exploring racism, discrimination and gender issues will be transmitted via Internet and satellite by radio stations on five continents.
For more details on how to participate, and to get story ideas, please follow this link: http://rvsf.amarc.org/index.php?p=How_to_get_involved_in_RVSF?&l=EN .
Click here to find general guidelines for submission: