CMFE is again present at the September meeting of the Committee of experts on media pluralism and transparency of media ownership, which is a subcommittee of the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (Council of Europe, Strasbourg). Board member Lyacout Haicheur, in coordination with several experts and members of the board, acts there on behalf of CMFE and Community Media.
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
The Committee of regioanl Development of the European Parliament has adopted a motion on new territorial development tools in cohesion policy 2014-2020: Integrated Territorial Investment (ITI) and Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) (Rapporteur: Ruža Tomašić). While media is not explicitely mentioned, Continue reading
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted two important recommendations to better protect human rights and notably freedom of expression online and off line in April aimed to ensure the protection of journalism and the safety of journalists in its 47 member states: Internet freedom and Better protection for journalists and other media actors
EPRA points to a new report by the Reuters Institute , dealing with Public Service News and Digital Media. The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford has published a new comparative report entitled “Public Service News and Digital Media” on 29 March 2016. The new report authored by Annika Sehl, Alessio Cornia and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen looks at key public service organisations in six countries (Italy, Poland, the UK, France, Germany and Finland) and documents how they are adapting their newsrooms and strategies to a fast-evolving digital media environment. Continue reading
The Spanish political party Podemos has created an Expert Advisory Board on Information and Communication Rights. Miriam Meda is there to ensure the presence and visibility of the Third Media Sector, along with former members of EPRA, public media, Owen Jones, Armand Mattelart, Beth Costa (International Federation of Journalists…)….
CMFE considers this an important development and great news that a party with increasing popularity is taking media seriously and acknowledging the importance of the community media sector!
In 2013, the European Parliament earmarked a budget for a pilot implementation of the Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM). This tool was initially developed by a consortium lead by the KUL University. The European Commission awarded subsequently a grant to the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) at the European University Institute, to update, simplify and conduct a pilot-test implementation of the MPM. The CMPF policy report is available here.
Please find the latest resources including a historical overview and recent reports here: http://monitor.cmpf.eui.eu/
UNESCO’s international seminar on community media sustainability provided a knowledge exchange platform to strengthen community media and pluralistic media institutions in September 2015 in Paris.This seminar brought together experts and participants from multi-stakeholder communities including broadcasting regulators, community radio networks, academia, and NGOs, as well as from intergovernmental, and international and UN organizations. Good practice case studies and concept papers were be showcased and debated through moderated panels. Continue reading
On 20th of November 2015, the first European Symposium on Media Policy took place at the Center for interdisciplinary Media Research at Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus, organized by Arne H. Krumsvik and his colleagues. Judith Purkarthofer attended on behalf of CMFE.
Via CSA of the French speaking Community of Belgium: On the occasion of the UNESCO seminar of 14-15 September in Paris on “Community Media Sustainability”,the Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel, the media regulator of the French speaking Community of Belgium, has submitted a contribution outlining the main features of the official status of Community Radio under its jurisdiction.