The recently launched UNESCO Community Media Sustainability Policy Series has been created to assist media regulators and government institutions to provide a regulatory environment that recognises the value of community media and supports its long-term sustainability. Read more about it at the EPRA web site: https://www.epra.org/news/regulation-news/news_items/community-media-sustainability-unesco-s-policy-series-targeting-broadcasting-regulators
Community media is an issue which has been on EPRA’s agenda on several occasions. A noteworthy document of the network is the comparative report on Local and Community Media released following a Working Group held in 2013. Most recently, Michael Nicolai, President of AMARC Europe, spoke at the EPRA meeting in Edinburgh in May 2017 and Judith Purkarthofer, President of CMFE, will participate in a workshop at the EPRA meeting in Vienna in October 2017.
CMFE was invited to take part in the annual Civil Dialogue Meeting in Brussels on the 28th of June 2017. The meeting is organized by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Forum and focuses on the Europe for Citizens programme, a scheme that has provided funding for CMFE in the past. Judith Purkarthofer, president of CMFE, stressed the need for citizens to get European experiences, through this program as well as others. Continue reading
A public discussion on “muslims in the media: challenging narratives, strengthening partnerships, engaging communities” will take place at the European Parliament, Brussels, on the 30th of May.
Find more info here: http://europeanjournalists.org/mediaagainsthate/public-discussion-on-muslims-in-the-media/
“Protection of other human beings is a founding principle of European societies” reminded Carlotta Sami of UNHCR at the recent anti-racism march in Milan, Italy. In a media landscape currently dominated by populist attacks against humanitarian NGOs and coverage of devastating terrorist acts, the Media against Hate Videos tell a different story – one of solidarity and equality as the cornerstones of European democracy. Continue reading
COMMIT organizes in cooperation with the Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) the theme day „Voices of Inclusion“. This event opens up a framework for presentations, debates and workshops. We present proven and new multilingual media projects from and with refugees and migrants, which should function as spaces for linguistic and political entry points of inclusion. What kind of support do people fleeing war and poverty need for their media work in the context of Community Radios and TVs or online-platforms when arriving? What kind of experiences in media were and are important to migrants as entry points into the local society and as orientation into a new home? Continue reading
CMFE took part in a discussion at the Italian Parliament on the topic of hate speech in the media. Nadia Bellardi presented the Media against hate initiative as an example of media proactively tackling hate speech & promoting ethical self-regulation and community media projects as media literacy labs. Continue reading
Project Respect Words at NearFM
Respect Words- Ethical Journalism in Media
CMFE supports the I stand with CEU campaign
Everybody In: A Journalist’s Guide To Inclusive Reporting For Journalism Students
New free ebook on inclusive journalism (free download): https://leanpub.com/everybodyinbook by Diane Kemp from the Birmingham City University School of Media and others
Each year around Ascension Day, community media journalists, nerds, political and social activists and technicians offer workshops of almost any kind concerning media and political activity. Continue reading
Civil society representatives and journalists from professional, community and refugee media organizations across Europe gathered in Concordia Press Club in Vienna, Austria, for the first media literacy workshop part of the Media against Hate campaign. The focus of the 2-day workshop was on connection – through storytelling and audience interaction – as the first step in hate prevention.
The workshop in Olsztyn, Poland, will be taking place on June 8.-9.!
The workshop will address the following topics:
- Freedom of expression and respect of human rights – where are the boundaries and what is hate speech?
- Muslims in the Media
The workshop will take place at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Warmia and Mazury, on a wonderful academic campus. Olsztyn is the biggest city and the capital of the Warmia and Mazury province, located in the southern part of Warmia. Olsztyn is a popular tourist destination due to its spectacular nature (13 lakes within city limits) and splendid history (Copernicus used to live here).