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
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
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: http://en.ejo.ch/ethics-quality/let-us-tell-our-own-stories-diversity-in-the-media
Read the text in Italian: http://it.ejo.ch/etica/diversita-intercultura-nei-media-lasciateci-raccontare-le-nostre-storie and German: http://de.ejo-online.eu/qualitaet-ethik/vielfalt-in-den-medien-lasst-uns-unsere-eigenen-geschichten-erzaehlen
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.
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.
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
The Committee of regioanl Development of the European Parliament has adopted a motion on new territorial development tools in cohesion policy 2014-2020: Integrated Territorial Investment (ITI) and Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) (Rapporteur: Ruža Tomašić). While media is not explicitely mentioned, Continue reading
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted two important recommendations to better protect human rights and notably freedom of expression online and off line in April aimed to ensure the protection of journalism and the safety of journalists in its 47 member states: Internet freedom and Better protection for journalists and other media actors
Declaration of Dependence
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The combined Swedish associations for community media, NRO (radio) and RÖK (TV), both members of CMFE, met for a 2-day conference and annual general assemblies. This also applied for the umbrella organization CMS, Community Media Sweden.