We are glad to announce that the Committee of Ministers at the Council of Europe adopted on 7th of March 2018 the Recommendation CM/Rec(2018)1 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on media pluralism and transparency of media ownership. Continue reading
The European Federation of Journalists is organizing the final conference of the Media Against Hate project in Brussels, on 5 and 6 March 2018. The final conference will bring together around 70 participants including the OSCE media freedom representative Harlem Désir, journalists, media policy makers, civil society representatives, media regulators and other relevant stakeholders. Continue reading
Chris Voniati, Vaia Doudaki and Nico Carpentier just published an article in the Journal of alternative and community media, entitled Mapping community media organisations in Cyprus: A methodological reflection Continue reading
CMFE joins EBU, EFJ and AMARC Europe: European Media Organizations express support to Swiss public service and local TV and radio stations: Freedom of information at risk through the NoBillag-initiative
“Community media are essential for a pluralistic media landscape, in Switzerland and elsewhere. We hope to see Swiss community radios continue to fulfil their important societal functions: support of non-mainstream arts & culture, inclusion of minorities and marginalized communities, as well as commitment to intercultural integration.”, added Judith Purkarthofer, President of CMFE.
Read the full press release here: Statement_NoBillag_140218
February 13 is World Radio Day, a day to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radios alike to promote access to information, free, independent and pluralistic media. CMFE and its members are celebrating Continue reading
Gabriella Velics – the leaving vice-president of CMFE – spoke on the occasion of “Conference on Migration and Media Awareness 2017” in Hamburg. The opening panel’s topic was: „Migration: Community Media – an effective tool to foster inclusion and combat racial intolerance.” Find below her edited speech Continue reading
On Saturday, February 3rd Swiss radio and TV studios across the country will open their doors to the public to explain how they work and why it’s important to reject the upcoming NoBillag initiative. On March 4th Swiss citizens will decide through a national vote whether to abolish the media reception fee, previously collected through the company Billag (hence the initiative’s name “NoBillag”). Continue reading
Please find below the EXECUTIVE SUMMARY of the UNESCO Report, World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development (The final publication is expected later in December.):
There is an interesting paragraph about ‘zero-rating’ an net neutrality: Continue reading
The third CMFE media literacy workshop part of the Media Against Hate campaign took place at Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik in Hamburg on November 23rd – 24th as a pre-event to the Conference on Migration and Media Awareness.
A round table discussion on the topic of “Empowerment and protection of women journalists and media makers” opened the media literacy workshop. Birgitte Jallov, Director of Empowerhouse and CMFE Board member, presented good practices for women’s empowerment through community media with case studies from Mozambique and Lao PDR. Continue reading