Let’s take a moment to introduce some of the work, CMFE board members are doing:
Recently elected CMFE board member Birgitte Jallov has worked in Community Media all over the world for many years and her experiences translated into the publication “Empowerment Radio – Voices building a community”. Now, based on her book she is holding an Online Community Radio Course, starting in May 13th.
The validation of non-formal and informal competencies – Roma and Traveller women from 5 countries worked over the last years to have their competencies validated. The final conference took place in Brussels at 16th of April 2015.
DAB+: Major Participants Drop Out of Vienna DAB+ Test
Sweden: Plan for a transition from FM to DAB+ rejected by expertise and major authorities. Also thumbs down by community radio.
AHM Bazlur Rahman mentioned plans to start with community video projects in Bangladesh. What is needed is a comprehensive community video toolikit, as available for radio (http://www.communityradiotoolkit.net).
CMFE would very much like to take up that idea and welcomes contributions and expressions of interest to take part in the development of a Community Video toolkit! Please contact email@example.com
On Friday 13 March Free Press Unlimited was awarded the Geuzenpenning, a yearly accolade for people and organisations who fight for human rights and oppose dictatorship, discrimination and racism. Pieter de Wit was present at the ceremony where Liliane Ploumen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development, presented the award to Director Leon Willems on behalf of the Stichting Geuzenpenning.
On March 17th, AHM. Bazlur Rahman (Bazlu), Chief Executive Officer of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC), and Dessi Damianova, programme coordinator at Free Press Unlimited, visited Nijmegen and met with Pieter de Wit, CMFE-treasurer.
February 24th AER, the Europe-wide trade body representing the interests of over 4,500 private/commercial radio stations across the EU28 and in Switzerland, held is annual conference in Brussels. On behalf of CMFE Pieter de Wit was present.
CMFE supported the campaign with a contribution and welcomes everybody in a position to do so as well to help this important cause!
“Passion Meets Progress…”
… was the slogan of this year’s Radiodays Europe, according to the organisers, the world’s greatest international radio conference. During two and a half intense days March 15-17, more than 1300 delegates from 60 countries took part in the 50 sessions with more than 100 speakers and presenters.
Read Birgitte Jallov’s Report from Radio Days Europe 2015 (pdf)
Looking into the future, with RadioDays 2016 taking place in Paris in March 2016,
CMFE would like to support the organisation of two panels next year:
– On the importance of having women in community radio
– On the challenge of CR in Europe with a focus maybe on Cyprus, Hungary and Greece
Find information on the upcoming conference here: www.radiodayseurope.com or read their latest newsletter.