CMFE Strategic plan

The CMFE board, facilitated by board member Birgitte Jallov, has worked on our strategic plan in the first half of 2018: it was presented at the GA and we are proud to share it with you: http://cmfe.eu/wp-content/uploads/CMFE-Strategic-Plan-2018_July-2018.pdf

Together with our members and partners, we are working towards our vision: “A society where community media are recognized and supported as important inclusive sites for dialogue, debate and learning, owned by the communities, and where all citizens have access to freely address issues of concern.”

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CMFE General Assembly 2018

This year’s CMFE GA is taking place in Sheffield/UK on the 15th of September from 10am to 12/noon. This is in conjunction with the CMA conference (https://www.commedia.org.uk/events-training/community-media-conference-2018/) at The Workstation (https://www.showroomworkstation.org.uk/workstation/) – Thanks to the organizers for hosting us in Sheffield!!

As a member of CMFE you have received detailed information about the GA and ways to contribute – if you have not received such a mail, please do get in contact with us as soon as possible: president@cmfe.eu

Media Democracy under pressure – Community Media in Europe (Conference, Vienna)

Community media are situated between public service and private-commercial media organizations. They symbolize diversity, pluralism, participative media production and content of civil society. Community media operate as a space for public, democratized, multivocal debates. Despite their long-standing existence – Austria looks back at 20 years of community radio – they are often left aside of the media policy debate. Continue reading

Final conference: Media against Hate

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

CoE Report published: Spaces of Inclusion

The Council of Europe publication entitled “Spaces of Inclusion – An explorative study on needs of refugees and migrants in the domain of media communication and on responses by community media” has been prepared by experts of the COMMIT Community Media Institute in Austria. We are very happy to finally see the outcome of what has been an ambitious project and hope it will help further support intercultural work in community media.