On Monday, 12th of december 2016, a thematic meeting took place with members of Community Media organizations, of journalist educators and Charlotte Altenhoener-Dion (Administrator/Secretary of the MSI-NET, Media & Internet Division, Council of Europe). At the RTR (Austrian Regulartory Authority) head of the media division Alfred Grinschgl welcomed all participants. Researchers at the London School of Economics had prepared the draft of a report on “Media coverage of the “refugee crisis”: A cross-European perspective”. Charlotte Altenhoener-Dion stated the interest of the Council of Europe to learn about the practices of Community Media oganizations in dealing with contents linked to refugees and migration. Participatory media practice and ensuring access to finding one’s own voice as well as the possibility to connect to others can be seen as inspiration for both public service and private commercial media.
The European Media Pluralism Monitor, a consortium of media scholars and experts, held its final conference in 2016 at Florence, Italy, and issued its annual report of media pluralism factors in each European country. The 2016 report offered some red flag warnings for the Czech Republic, especially regarding the absence of community broadcasting:
The Near FM Archive was officially launched by Prof Dr Pauric Travers, chairperson of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. Also speaking at the event were Dublin City Archivist, Dr Mary Clark and Chairperson of Near Media Co-op, Vincent Teeling. This was followed by a short demonstration of the Near Archive.
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!
CMFE’s secretary Urszula Doliwa just published the first book on Community Radio in the Polish language: Radio społeczne – trzeci obok publicznego i komercyjnego sektor radiowy (Community radio – the third along public and commercial radio sector), Olsztyn 2016, 332 pp.
We are of course very proud and happy to provide you with a brief description in English below and the link to the original: Continue reading
Radio, Sound & Society is the scientific journal of the ECREA Radio Research section and is edited by Madalena Oliveira, Tiziano Bonini and Grazyna Stachyra. Continue reading
In France as in other countries, digital radio isn’t a new thing anymore. On April 10 1996, a new law (N°: 96-299), and the first experiments in the Île-de-France region made a start with Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB). Ever since, DAB has remained a complicated business and has only progressed in small but calculated steps, as will become clear in the following chronological overview. Continue reading
CMFE is happy to point you to the newly published report of the Center for Media, Data and Society at the CEU School of Public Policy: As a publication of the CAPTCHA project (http://livingarchives.eu) here comes the final report on online community media archiving, entitled: Bold strides or tentative steps? How community broadcasters share and archive content online (link)
Nadia Bellardi, CMFE member and former vice-president, organized a panel for this year’s edition of the International Journalism Festival in Perugia: Diversity and transcultural competences in journalism: a creative opportunity with Mukti Jain Campion, Kate Coyer, Marina Lalovic and Larry Macaulay.
On the festival site, you can now watch the video of the panel and you can read Nadia’s article on Inclusive Societies in Europe here!