Finally recognizing Community Media in Luxembourg?

After 2 years of struggle, Radio ARA, Luxembourg’s only nationwide operating community media, presented their case last Tuesday in front of the chamber of deputies. A reform not only of the state’s press funding but also of the funding of “Public Service”-assignments of Radio and TV is being discussed and should be voted in autumn. Luxembourg does not yet recognize the third pillar of the media sector and is under scrutiny because of its lack of media pluralism, its concentration of media ownership and its incapability to represent large parts of the population.
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What is the social benefit of Community Media in Ireland?

In Ireland, one of the statutory requirements to be met by community radio, is to deliver a social benefit to the community it serves. To clarify what ‘social benefit’ is and how it could and should be assessed, a toolkit has been developed for use by the community radio stations. The toolkit and “The Community Radio – Delivering Social Benefit” report are the products of more than two years of research, looking in-depth at the community radio sector and how it delivers social benefit to communities. Continue reading

Join the world teenage reporting project – COVID-19?

Are you a teenager involved in a local community media? Are you interested in making your voice heard in the current COVID-19crisis? Newsrooms doing broadcast, print and online with teenage reporters in 14 countries are already participating in the World Teenage Reporting Project around COVID-19, but there is room for you, too!

The project is a collaboration organized by Global Youth & News Media to produce stories by teenage reporters from newsrooms around the world about what their counterparts — other teenagers —  are doing to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading