The Near FM Archive was officially launched by Prof Dr Pauric Travers, chairperson of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. Also speaking at the event were Dublin City Archivist, Dr Mary Clark and Chairperson of Near Media Co-op, Vincent Teeling. This was followed by a short demonstration of the Near Archive.
How can mainstream and public service media survive in the ‘filter bubble’ scenario? By learning from community media — and not only in adopting their crowdfunding strategies. Nadia Bellardi writes about the “Escape from the ‘filter bubble’ — intercultural tips and tricks for journalism and communication” Find the full text here: https://medium.com/@nadiabellardi/escape-from-the-filter-bubble-intercultural-tips-and-tricks-for-journalism-and-communication-cd5eb8ffa468#.ubcmvb9y0
The second Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights took place on 17-18 November 2016 in Brussels, dedicated to the topic of ‘Media Pluralism and Democracy’. Nadia Bellardi represented CMFE in the plenary sessions and round table discussions and highlighted the contributions made by Community Media for pluralism, critical media literacy and life long learning.
“We tell a different story – the role of documentary film, alternative and community media in reporting migration” was discussed in November at the Prague Media Point Conference: Media and Migration (7-9th of November 2016) in a round table with Larry Moore Macaulay from Refugee Radio Network, Hamburg, documentary film-maker Asha Siad from Canada and Michal Majzner from Refugee stories, Czech Republic; moderated by Nadia Bellardi of CMFE.
The film Screening of 19 DAYS, directed by Somali-Canadian filmmakers Asha and Roda Siad, was supported by Transitions, KEYNOTE and the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Prague.
Within the work for the ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE FRAMEWORK CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF NATIONAL MINORITIES there was a new thematic commentary with relevance to the context of media and minority (esp. Media – Article 9). It is now online (along with the earlier commentaries): http://www.coe.int/en/web/minorities/thematic-commentaries
Ireland has one of the most concentrated media markets of any democracy, finds the Report on the Concentration of Media Ownership in Ireland by Doughty Street Chambers and KRW LLP, comissioned by Lynn Boylan MEP Oct 2016.
We had a successful General Assembly in Halle on the 24th of October: Judith Purkarthofer (President), Urszula Doliwa (Secretary) and Henry Loeser were (re-)elected to the Board. Helmut Peissl presented a new project, CMFE is working on with European partners (Media against hate is financially supported by the European Commission, DG Justice and Consumers). Thanks for being with us!
AMARC Europe was holding its GA on the 24th of October, with a new board selected: CMFE sends greetings and looks forward to fruitful cooperations!
At the AMARC Conference – Community Media in the Media Landscape keynote speaker Community Media UNESCO Chairman Vinod Pavarala and members of AMARC and CMFE spoke about current projects and recent developments.
See here: http://www.amarceurope.eu/community-radio-a-voice-and-tool-for-solidarity/
This year’s CMFE General Assembly will take place on 24th October 2016, 6pm, in conjunction with the Radio Art Festival RadioRevolten and the AMARC Europe Conference “Community Radio as a Tool in the Political Landscape” in Halle/Saale (Germany).
Your participation is very important to us, as we will talk about future plans and strategies, exchange about recent developments in our members’ countries and Europe. As members, you will receive more information shortly. Continue reading
CMFE will partner with leading European media organisations in a new project focusing on hate speech and on ways to tackle it through ethical journalism practices and accountable media reporting. Together with the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), Article19, COMMIT, COSPE, Media Diversity Institute (MDI) and the Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA), CMFE will organise training workshops for individual journalists, journalists’ organisations, media organisations, CSOs, community media and media regulators to counter discrimination and hate speech.
We look forward to presenting the project at the CMFE General Assembly on Oct. 24 in Halle!