Community Communication and Alternative Media Section Report
The 2017 IAMCR conference in Cartagena was particularly successful for the Community Communication and Alternative Media Section (COC). Researchers enjoyed a large, diverse and very lively program: Highlights included a panel on Indigenous media in Colombia and reaching out in Cartagena with the out of venue session at the Teatro de Bellas Artes with the panel ‘Knowledge and dialogue on streets and for resilient neighborhoods: Young communicators and the right to a healthy life’. Salvatore Scifo, member of the CMFE expert group, has written a report about the section. Continue reading
This year’s CMFE General Assembly will take place on November 25, 2017 (Saturday) during the Conference on Migration and Media Awareness 2017 in Hamburg (the conference page http://www.cmma2017.info/). Participation and attendance of members in GA is very important for us, as we will talk about future plans and strategies, exchange ideas and share news about recent developments in our members’ countries. Unfortunately, we cannot cover your travel costs but please let us know if you are planning to come.
We invite you to join us in Hamburg or contact us beforehand to contribute with your ideas to our discussions!
at Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik, Hamburg, Germany – November 24rd – 25th
The Conference on Media and Migration Awareness is a two-day event jointly organized by Refugee Radio Awareness Network, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Radio e.V Freies Sender Kombinat and Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik. It convenes approximately 250 participants to engage in discussions with key stakeholders (policy makers, educators, social workers, activists, bloggers, journalists, or representatives of communities) around the importance of social empowerment and participation. Continue reading
The fifth radio research section conference organized by the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) was entitled “Radio Relations” and was held in Lublin/Poland, September 12-14, 2017. As usual at the Radio Research Sections Conferences there were some papers presented devoted to community sector and members of CMFE were present in several sessions. Continue reading
The Council of Europe has published a report on media regulatory authorities in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovinia, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Serbia and hate speech.
The aim of this publication is to contribute to a wider understanding of the concept of hate speech, what it does and does not constitute, to offer a starting point in terms of providing recommendations and mechanisms for fighting against and preventing it, and to facilitate further efforts and initiatives. It should represent a useful and important tool in further activities of not only media regulatory bodies, but within the discourse of wider societal stakeholders.
Read the full report here: https://rm.coe.int/media-regulatory-authorities-and-hate-speech/16807338f5
Gergely Gosztonyi, member of the CMFE expert group, was invited to Kiev, Ukraine by the Council of Europe Office in Ukraine within the framework of the Joint CoE/EU Eastern Partnership Programmatic Co-operation Framework (PCF) Programme in the Project on “Freedom of Media in Ukraine”. His report is now online! Continue reading
Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) looks forward to the third media literacy workshop part of the Media Against Hate campaign. The workshop will take place at Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik, Hamburg, Germany from November 23rd to 25th in conjunction with the Conference on Media and Migration Awareness.
The workshop will address the following topics:
- Empowerment and protection of women journalists and media makers (round table)
- Creating hate-free media environments for young people – platforms and literacy skills (training)
- The role of media in fostering inclusion and combating racial intolerance (conference)
Applications are now closed.
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