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.

Joint press release: NoBillag in Switzerland

Radio RaBe,

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

World Radio Day 2018: 13th of February!

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 informationfreeindependent and pluralistic media. CMFE and its members are celebrating Continue reading

Brush up Community Media: Migration

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

NO to NoBillag – Open Studio Day in Switzerland

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

CMFE at the RRN Conference on Migration and Media Awareness: Media against Hate

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