CMFE General Assembly in Halle/Germany

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. If you would like to join CMFE as a member, please use or application forms or write to

First book on community radio in Polish

okladka-rotatedCMFE’s secretary Urszula Doliwa just published the first book on Community Radio in the Polish language: Radio społeczne – trzeci obok publicznego i komercyjnego sektor radiowy (Community radio – the third along public and commercial radio sector), Olsztyn 2016, 332 pp.
We are of course very proud and happy to provide you with a brief description in English below and the link to the original: Continue reading

The Radio Conference 2016: Transnational Radio Encounters

Continuing the series of Transnational Radio Forums, the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at Utrecht University, in collaboration with the HERA Collaborative Research project Transnational Radio Encounters (, and an international committee in association with the MeCCSA Radio Studies Network is pleased to host the 2016 edition of the Transnational Forum at Utrecht, 5-8 July 2016

CMFE member Peter Lewis and Caroline Mitchell are organizing the pre-conference on Tuesday, 5th of July. Speakers include Dan Cissokho (station manager of Peterborough Community Radio, UK), Larry Macaulay (Refugee Radio Network), Anne Ostendorp (N1, Nijmegen) with Ahmad Naffak (Syrian journalist) and comments by Judith Purkarthofer (CMFE).

Refugee Radio Network

The first grassroot Radio Station by Refugees for Refugees for education and integration understanding seeks support to obtain equipment and means to be able to work in Hamburg, Germany. Larry Macaulay, one of the founding members, has spoken in several panels, organized by CMFE members, across Europe. Continue reading

“European Citizenship in Challenging Times” – strengthening community media as a solution

IMG_9855[1]Gabriella Velics, vice-president of CMFE, reports from Barcelona (31 May – 1 June 2016):
“European Citizenship in Challenging Times” was a two days conference organised by the European Commission, in partnership with EUROM, Solidarity Foundation, the University of Barcelona, under the “Europe for Citizens” programme 2014-2020.
The first day was dedicated to panel sessions and discussions on three topics: Continue reading

Let Us Tell Our Own Stories: Diversity In The Media – English, Italian and German Version available

Migrants are among the minority groups largely invisible in the printed press, on air and online, according to a panel on media diversity at the recent International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy. Other communities and groups whose stories rarely feature in the media are women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, those with mental health problems and LGTBs.

Read the full article by Nadia Bellardi here, in European Journalism Observatory:

Read the text in Italian:  and German:

Tilos Rádió Film – Crowdfunding for documentary


CMFE is happy to point you to this Crowdfunding Campaign by Tilos Radio, Budapest. A strong voice in Hungarian Community Media for 25 years, changes in media laws and opposition to the government have made their work even more difficult in the last years. Please consider to support this project.

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10 years of Radio Papesse

CMFE wants to point to Radio Papesse, a web radio dedicated to contemporary art and sound art, which is looking for help via Kickstarter, to make a new and more accessible website and archive.
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DAB Experiences in Marseille, France 2016

Report for CMFE from a local DAB BroadcasterCassis2015

In France as in other countries, digital radio isn’t a new thing anymore. On April 10 1996, a new law (N°: 96-299), and the first experiments in the Île-de-France region made a start with Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB). Ever since, DAB has remained a complicated business and has only progressed in small but calculated steps, as will become clear in the following chronological overview. Continue reading