RadioDays 2015 – Report

next_radiodays“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.

Community Media in Greece

CMFE Community Media Forum Europe addressed a letter to Minister Pappas, regarding the development of the community media sector in Greece. We hope the Greek government will take these policy recommendations into consideration when revising the Greek media legislation.
CMFE, with expert Prof. Angeliki Gazi from the Faculty of Communication and Media at Cyprus University of Technology, welcomes the plans of the Greek Government to reform the country’s media and to reinstate ERT. We support the government’s vision of a holistic reform and regulatory approach, aimed at building a media ecosystem based on pluralism, diversity and universal access.

Read the Letter CMFE_Greece

Q & A on Media Diversity Inclusiveness

mediane_screenshot“The Mediane Box is a self-monitoring and action support tool to help you enhance your capacity to include diversity in your daily work. It is built to help you at three levels: to question, reflect and enrich your professional practice. It is made of three different questionnaires: one for journalists, one for media trainers and one for media management.”

This questionaire tool is available online in english and french. Each user receive a analysis of their individual answers and relates them to  a Reference Guide to Practices and Keywords to Diversity Practice. The Box was build 2013 and 2014 during MEDIANE – European Media in Europe for Diversity Inclusiveness, a CoE and EU media programme, with CMFE as one of the main partner.

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Je Suis Charlie

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In light of the appalling attack on free speech and democracy at Charlie Hebdo in Paris, we encouraged our network and friends to display solidarity by sharing or publishing this picture. Our condolences to the friends and families of the victims. Please read our statement:

CMFE supports freedom of expression, the right to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. We denounce the terrorist attack against Charlie Hebdo and underline that press freedom is essential for a democratic society.
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Presentation / Debate: Religious stations as community broadcasters

potsdam_1CMFE board member Gabriella Velics (University of West-Hungary) and Urszula Doliwa (University of Warmia and Mazury) made a presentation about religious stations as community broadcasters on 8th November 2014 in Potsdam/Germany .

Church  radios easily get community broadcaster  licences in some countries of the EU. After a short presentation about  the situation of Poland and Hungary, they raised the question: Wether is church radio a  risk factor in community radio movement, and should we consider them as  community broadcasters or something different?

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*Our Voice Our Power: Booklet out*

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) represents
the community electronic media *[Community Radio | Community TV |
Community Film]* sector to Government, Industry, Regulatory Bodies,
Media, Academia and Development Partners from 2000. BNNRC is in Special
Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United
Nations since 2010 & accredited with UN World Summit on the Information
Society.

We are pleased to present you our booklet titled *Our Voice Our Power: Empowering Women through Community Media in Bangladesh* (pdf) a publication that presents highlights in the professional and personal achievements of 12 young women that recently completed a community media fellowship at community radio stations. The program was designed and implemented by BNNRC in cooperation with 11 community radio stations and supported by Free Press Unlimited.

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