Radio Voices Without Frontiers RVWF

voces sin fronteras, voix sans frontières – a project of AMARC.

Radio Voices Without Frontiers (RVSF) 2011 is an international broadcast campaign of AMARC co-produced in collaboration with community radio stations around the world. One of our 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 broadcast exploring issues of racism, discrimination and gender issue and transmitted via Internet and satellite by radio stations in five continents … (about).

Frontpage; english Homepage;
Press; Resources; Programs; Participants; Submit; Archives: Audios, Pages;
Addresses (1 of 3): Voices without Frontiers, c/o, 705 Rue Bourget #100, Montreal,Quebec, H4C 2M6, Canada;

How To Get Involved /Participate in the global broadcast: Here is what you can do to participate in the 2011 – March 21st edition of Radio Voices Without Frontiers (RVSF):  

  • Send us already produced or original audio material related to racism and discrimination (submissions deadline is March 16th).
  • Re-broadcast programs on your radio station via satellite or the Internet.
  • Link-up with the radio voices without frontiers team live!
  • Dedicate March 21st as your focus day against racism.
  • Promote the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
  • Produce a public service announcement for March 21st.
  • Help organize the event in your region: translate, phone, fax, design…
  • Contribute anti-racism resource material for the RVSF Web site.
  • Conduct training at a local level for newcomers to your radio.

Story ideas:

Here are some story ideas that fit into the general theme of racism and discrimination from a local, national, regional or international perspective:

  • Factors which tend to perpetuate racism and discrimination (economic social, political, etc)
  • Impact of economic globalization on the resurgence of racism
  • Discrimination and xenophobia towards migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and displaced persons
  • Discrimination of indigenous peoples
  • Recognition of aboriginals’ rights and cultures
  • Aftermath of colonialism and slavery
  • Implications of multiple identities and discrimination (race, color, descent, national or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, physical disabilities, age, etc.)
  • Existing legislation to avoid systemic discrimination and its implementation, both, nationally and internationally
  • Remedies, recourse mechanisms and reparations for vulnerable groups
  • Impact of Mass Media in perpetuating racism and discrimination
  • Strategies to suppress speech inciting hatred on the Internet
  • Hate groups and how to fight them
  • Denial that racism exists.

General Guidelines for Submission: … (full text).

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