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NFCB CEO Sally Kane will be part of a dynamic UNESCO panel Friday, and you’re welcome to attend.

“Global Dialogues, Community Media in the Post-Pandemic World” is an ongoing series where community radio practitioners, advocates, and network representatives in different regions discuss our role. Each of the dialogues seeks to explore the following questions:

  • What roles can community media play in crisis situations, such as the current pandemic?
  • What are the possibilities and constraints for community media in the post-pandemic world?
  • What is the continued relevance of community media in the age of digitization and digital media?
  • What are the experiences of movements and networks in negotiating with governments on opening up third-sector media?
  • Does the state of civil society across the world give rise to optimism about the future of community media?
  • Is there a need for reform/transformation within the community media sector to adapt itself to the post-pandemic world? 

This panel’s theme is “Promoting Pluralism, Amplifying Local Voices: Community Radio in North America.”


  • Sally Kane, CEO, National Federation of Community Broadcasters, USA
  • Barry Rooke, CEO, National Campus and Community Radio Association, Ottawa, Canada
  • Frieda Werden, Women’s International News Gathering Service (WINGS), Vancouver, Canada
  • Jean LaRose, CEO, Dadan Sivunivut (including First People’s Radio), Winnipeg, Canada
  • Rashida Burch-Washington, Extreme Independent Radio, Rochester, NY, USA
  • Pete Tridish, International Media Action, Philadelphia, USA 


Luz Aida Ruiz, Community Media Activist and Radio Journalist, Colorado, USA 

The event happens Friday, Sept 25, 2020
8:00-10:00 am PT / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm CT / 11:00 am – 1:00 pm ET

You can join the Zoom meeting here.