Online Community Radio Course by Birgitte Jallov

Let’s take a moment to introduce some of the work, CMFE board members are doing:
Recently elected CMFE board member Birgitte Jallov has worked in Community Media all over the world for many years and her experiences translated into the publication “Empowerment Radio – Voices building a community”. Now, based on her book she is holding an Online Community Radio Course, starting in May 13th.
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ROM-ACT Project: Final Conference

The validation of non-formal and informal competencies – Roma and Traveller women from 5 countries worked over the last years to have their competencies validated. The final conference took place in Brussels at 16th of April 2015.

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From Bangladesh to Nijmegen: AHM. Bazlur Rahman meets Pieter de Wit

Bazlu_NijmegenOn Friday 13 March Free Press Unlimited was awarded the Geuzenpenning, a yearly accolade for people and organisations who fight for human rights and oppose dictatorship, discrimination and racism. Pieter de Wit was present at the ceremony where Liliane Ploumen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development, presented the award to Director Leon Willems on behalf of the Stichting Geuzenpenning.

On March 17th, AHM. Bazlur Rahman (Bazlu), Chief Executive Officer of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC), and Dessi Damianova, programme coordinator at Free Press Unlimited, visited Nijmegen and met with Pieter de Wit, CMFE-treasurer.
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Report from the AER conference in Brussels

AER_confAER 2015: ‘Radio in a converging world’

February 24th AER, the Europe-wide trade body representing the interests of over 4,500 private/commercial radio stations across the EU28 and in Switzerland, held is annual conference in Brussels. On behalf of CMFE Pieter de Wit was present.
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RadioDays 2015 – Report

next_radiodays“Passion Meets Progress…”
… was the slogan of this year’s Radiodays Europe, according to the organisers, the world’s greatest international radio conference. During two and a half intense days March 15-17, more than 1300 delegates from 60 countries took part in the 50 sessions with more than 100 speakers and presenters.
Read Birgitte Jallov’s Report from Radio Days Europe 2015 (pdf)

Looking into the future, with RadioDays 2016 taking place in Paris in March 2016,
CMFE would like to support the organisation of two panels next year:
– On the importance of having women in community radio
– On the challenge of CR in Europe with a focus maybe on Cyprus, Hungary and Greece
Find information on the upcoming conference here: or read their latest newsletter.