Tunisia, August 13th, 2013. The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), salutes Radio Femme, launched this August 13 in the 102,3 FM frequency in Tunis. It is for the National Tunisian Women's Day that the Association Women in Media announced the beginning of the first Tunisian radio exclusively dedicated to Women.
This radio Station started broadcast at the historical date of August 13th, date of the promulgation of the Code du statut personnel (CSP) the only one to exist in the Arab World, 57 years ago, in 1961.
The Women's radio will be animated by women and will seek to promote Women Universal Rights, gender equality and Tunisian Women.
AMARC Global network of community radio broadcasters associate themselves in solidarity with the artisans of Radio FEMME as well to the salutations coming from "Syndicat Tunisien des Radios Libres" and other Media actors in Tunisia. We expect that all components of civil society and particularly women organizations will participate in the success of this very important project that will contribute to reinforce Freedom of Expression and democracy building in Tunisia.
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 neighbourhood levels and defends and promotes the interests of the community radio movement through solidarity, networking and cooperation.