Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) represents
the community electronic media *[Community Radio | Community TV |
Community Film]* sector to Government, Industry, Regulatory Bodies,
Media, Academia and Development Partners from 2000. BNNRC is in Special
Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United
Nations since 2010 & accredited with UN World Summit on the Information
We are pleased to present you our booklet titled *Our Voice Our Power: Empowering Women through Community Media in Bangladesh* (pdf) a publication that presents highlights in the professional and personal achievements of 12 young women that recently completed a community media fellowship at community radio stations. The program was designed and implemented by BNNRC in cooperation with 11 community radio stations and supported by Free Press Unlimited.
Frieda Werden, co-founder of WINGS: Women’s International News Gathering Service and radio producer since 40 years, held a talk on “The Beijing Platform for Action and Community Radio” at the ECE Beijing + 20 Forum in Geneva, Nov. 4, 2014.
„Work-Life-Balance“ and „Citizen Media for democracy and tolerance“ – these topics were treated by this year’s winners of the German Citizen Media Awards.
Winner: Audio: Franziska Klemm and her project group (Eisenach)
Winner: Video: Christian Schega and Kristiana Förtsch (Ludwigsburg)
Winner: International Video: Carina Lassek (Münster)
Winner: International Audio: Heiko Alfers (Wilhelmshaven)
Find more info (in German) here: http://www.bvbam.de/?p=1161
Member of CMFE expert group, Nico Carpentier, recently published an article entitled “The cypriot web radio MYCYradio as a participatory mélange. Overcoming dichotomies in the era of web 2.0″
“This article is aimed to study the meeting point of online and audiovisual media by analysing a Cypriot community radio station that exclusively uses web streaming, but that still is embedded in the architecture and materiality of the more “traditional” audiovisual media.”, the abstract says.
First things first: The Radio Section at the ECREA conference in Lisbon opened on Friday, 14th of November, with a panel on community radio – presenters were Peter Lewis (London), Eleanor Shember-Critchley (Manchester), Judith Purkarthofer (Vienna), Rosemary Day (Limerick), Salvo Scifo (Istanbul) and Tiziana Cavallo (Verona). The session was chaired by Stanislaw Jedrejewski (Warsaw).
The final MEDIANE European Encounter started today in Brussels and will last until Friday, 14 November 2014. CMFE was one of the main partner organisations of this unique joint Council of Europe and EU media programme. If you want to folllow the dicussions about diversity inclusiveness in the europan media and get first information how to use the new developed selfmonitoring and action tool “MEDIANE Box”, just read our Storify collection of tweets and pictures below or follow #mediane_be tweets, if you are on Twitter:
Thanks to support from BFR and thanks to the attendance and proxies from you, we were able to hold a successful GA on the 7th of November in Potsdam (documentation will follow here: www.community-media.net). The focus this year, next to the approval of reports, budgets and plans, was on the changed constitution of the CMFE board.
Under the full moon, BFR has started its Zukunftswerkstatt (more infos here: http://community-media.net/programm/) in Berlin with a discussion on ‘Participation in community radio – media access and alternative approaches to broadcasting’. Discussants were AMARC’s Sally Galiana, Frank Zimmermann (speaker regarding media politics in the Berlin government, SPD), Jochen Fasco (director of Thüringen’s media authority) and Heiko Hilger (media expert). The discussion was led by Michael Nicolai (Radio CORAX, Halle).
Tomorrow we are moving on to three days of discussions, workshops and exchange in Potsdam… including the CMFE General Assembly, Friday at 2pm.
CMFE will be convening its 2014 ordinary General Assembly on Friday, 7th November 2014 at 2pm at Freiland Potsdam, Friedrich-Engels-Straße 22, 14473 Potsdam, in conjunction with the Congress of the German Free Radio Association BFR (Bundesverband Freier Radios).
If you still want to join, please register here: http://community-media.net/anmeldung/ (and type ‘CMFE’ into the comments field)
“The Promise of the EU” was a keynote event organised by the Italian Presidency and the European Commission in Rome, 12-13. Sept. 2014. During the event three major questions were examined by six working groups:
- How much unity do citizens want and what are the areas in which integration should take place?
- What would make the EU more democratic?
- What is the overall expectation of citizens from the EU?
Gabriella Velics, a member of CMFE board was invited and worked in the “Editorial independence as democratic value” working group.