The Council of Europe recognises the value of community media as a source of local content, cultural and linguistic diversity, media pluralism, social inclusion and intercultural dialogue.
It endorses the commitment of community media to media and information literacy, through the development of critical and creative thinking and active participation in media content production. Continue reading
For those of you who are interested in or work with life stories and mediated stories in community media: Undocumented Storytellers: Narrating the Immigrant Rights Movement offers a critical exploration of the ways undocumented immigrants in the United States harness the power of storytelling to mitigate the fear and uncertainty of life without legal status and to advocate for immigration reform. Continue reading
The Council of Europe MSI-JOQ Committee of experts on quality journalism in the digital age is carrying out a study to identify and analyse activities and projects that help people recognize and value quality journalism in the digital age.
The committee would be very grateful if you could complete this survey and share your experiences in community media. Continue reading
The next conference of the Radio Research Section of ECREA will be held at the Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences of the University of Siena, chaired by Tiziano Bonini, from 19 to 21 September 2019. The 2019 theme is: Radio as a Social/Convivial Media: community, participation, public values in the platform society Continue reading
The first national Community Media Forum of Ukraine will take place on Friday December 15 in the capital city, Kyiv. The forum is a culmination of several years’ preparatory activities, working to learn from other European country experiences and to identify the best ways to introduce media channels into the hands of civil society in Ukraine. Continue reading
On 28th of November, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted a recommendation to member States to take effective measures to protect and promote civil society space: find more information here: https://www.coe.int/en/web/ingo/-/call-on-civil-society-to-disseminate-the-recommendation-of-the-council-of-europe-on-the-need-to-strengthen-the-protection-and-promotion-of-civil-socie
(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 28 November 2018
at the 1330th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies)
Today, Radio LoRa starts the celebrations of its 35 year anniversary! Read about the program on their website (in German): http://radiolora.blogspot.com/ and join the stream, starting at 6pm, 8th of November 2018 (http://static.infomaniak.ch/infomaniak/radio/html/lora_player.html)
Happy Birthday, Radio LoRa!
The congress of the BFR, the „Zukunftwerkstatt Community Media / #ZWCM2018 starts today! It takes place in Chemnitz, Mühlenstrasse 94 at Radio T from 8 until 11 November 2018.
Find the program here: http://www.community-media.net/
Join the congress in Chemnitz or make use of the streaming services of RadioT (http://radiot.de/)
The Kenya Rural Women and Media Project 2018 is now rolling out, IAWRT Kenya, has begun inducting a women’s group in Western Kenya.
Headed by the CMFE board member Birgitte Jallov, IAWRT’s new priority committee and work area ‘Rural Women and Media’ started out July 2018. During the IAWRT regional conference, the pilot project between IAWRT and the Blue Light Star Women’s Group based in Ndivisi village, in Bungoma County, Kenya.
Blue Light Star Women’s group is a highly respected grassroots organisation because of its success with savings and credit cooperatives, dairy and poultry projects and more recently, branching into establishing a common market for their products to increase income for the participating women by cutting out the middle men.
The Blue Light Star Women’s Group were found to be yearning for a platform to share their success stories, which could inspire others in Kenya to engage in similar activities to better the quality of their lives. Continue reading
Amplifying the People’s Voices
Amplifying the People’s Voices: The Philippine Community Radio Experience and Challenges is the latest IAWRT book to be launched and is now available for download.
It narrates the nearly three-decade long history of community radio broadcasting in the Philippines, laying down the challenges it faces in one of the most dangerous countries for journalists in the world.
The 72-page book was launched by the IAWRT President, Violet Gonda, and the editor and head of the Philippines Chapter Jola Diones-Mamangun, in Kampala Uganda. see link below to download. Continue reading