Community media at the Prague Media Point Conference

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“We tell a different story – the role of documentary film, alternative and community media in reporting migration” was discussed in November at the Prague Media Point Conference: Media and Migration (7-9th of November 2016) in a round table with Larry Moore Macaulay from Refugee Radio Network, Hamburg, documentary film-maker Asha Siad from Canada and Michal Majzner from Refugee stories, Czech Republic; moderated by Nadia Bellardi of CMFE.
The film Screening of 19 DAYS, directed by Somali-Canadian filmmakers Asha and Roda Siad, was supported by Transitions, KEYNOTE and the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Prague.
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AMARC GA, CMFE GA and Conference

Bild: Stefan TennerWe had a successful General Assembly in Halle on the 24th of October: Judith Purkarthofer (President), Urszula Doliwa (Secretary) and Henry Loeser were (re-)elected to the Board. Helmut Peissl presented a new project, CMFE is working on with European partners (Media against hate is financially supported by the European Commission, DG Justice and Consumers). Thanks for being with us!

AMARC Europe was holding its GA on the 24th of October, with a new board selected: CMFE sends greetings and looks forward to fruitful cooperations!

At the AMARC Conference – Community Media in the Media Landscape keynote speaker Community Media UNESCO Chairman Vinod Pavarala and members of AMARC and CMFE spoke about current projects and recent developments.
See here: http://www.amarceurope.eu/community-radio-a-voice-and-tool-for-solidarity/

CMFE General Assembly in Halle/Germany

This year’s CMFE General Assembly will take place on 24th October 2016, 6pm, in conjunction with the Radio Art Festival RadioRevolten and the AMARC Europe Conference “Community Radio as a Tool in the Political Landscape” in Halle/Saale (Germany).

Your participation is very important to us, as we will talk about future plans and strategies, exchange about recent developments in our members’ countries and Europe. As members, you will receive more information shortly. Continue reading

European media against hate speech – Project launch

CMFE will partner with leading European media organisations in a new project focusing on hate speech and on ways to tackle it through ethical journalism practices and accountable media reporting. Together with the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), Article19, COMMIT, COSPE, Media Diversity Institute (MDI) and the Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA), CMFE will organise training workshops for individual journalists, journalists’ organisations, media organisations, CSOs, community media and media regulators to counter discrimination and hate speech.
We look forward to presenting the project at the CMFE General Assembly on Oct. 24 in Halle!

Media pluralism and transparency of media ownership – Strasbourg

COE_Logo_Quadri_1_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.

The Radio Conference 2016: Transnational Radio Encounters

Continuing the series of Transnational Radio Forums, the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at Utrecht University, in collaboration with the HERA Collaborative Research project Transnational Radio Encounters (transnationalradio.org), and an international committee in association with the MeCCSA Radio Studies Network is pleased to host the 2016 edition of the Transnational Forum at Utrecht, 5-8 July 2016

http://www.transnationalradio.org/conference

CMFE member Peter Lewis and Caroline Mitchell are organizing the pre-conference on Tuesday, 5th of July. Speakers include Dan Cissokho (station manager of Peterborough Community Radio, UK), Larry Macaulay (Refugee Radio Network), Anne Ostendorp (N1, Nijmegen) with Ahmad Naffak (Syrian journalist) and comments by Judith Purkarthofer (CMFE).

“European Citizenship in Challenging Times” – strengthening community media as a solution

IMG_9855[1]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.
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Tilos Rádió Film – Crowdfunding for documentary

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CMFE is happy to point you to this Crowdfunding Campaign by Tilos Radio, Budapest. A strong voice in Hungarian Community Media for 25 years, changes in media laws and opposition to the government have made their work even more difficult in the last years. Please consider to support this project.

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Council of Europe: Recommendations adopted

COE_Logo_Quadri_1_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
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