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 firstname.lastname@example.org
CMFE’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
Radio, Sound & Society is the scientific journal of the ECREA Radio Research section and is edited by Madalena Oliveira, Tiziano Bonini and Grazyna Stachyra. Continue reading
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.
Report for CMFE from a local DAB Broadcaster
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