The maybe last free voice in Hungary will be silenced December 21, 2019.
Started 25 years ago, Civil Radio has seen other free community radios succumb to the increasingly harsh requirements, with very few independent voices left on air in Budapest. Outside of the capital city, community radios have already been forced to give up. On December 21 the latest 5-year license expires and Civil Radio has been informed that they will not be able to get an extension due to, as the communique from the station reads: “minor malfunctions of the radio, without taking into consideration the spirit and values represented by our radio… We will be expelled to the internet.” Continue reading
The Council of Europe has published the background paper Media Literacy for all. Supporting marginalised groups through community media
The study compares five models of community media from Cyprus, Ireland, Luxembourg, Spain and the UK and highlights initiatives and projects in the field of media and information literacy. The importance of community media in helping the growth of an ‘informed citizenry’ is well recognised by the Council of Europe. However, it remains that community media in many European countries still lack formal, legal recognition, fair access to distribution platforms and sustainable funding.The report was prepared by Martina Chapman, Nadia Bellardi and Helmut Peissl for the upcoming Council of Europe Ministerial Conference “Artificial intelligence – Intelligent politics: Challenges and opportunities for media and democracy” scheduled for May 28.-29. 2020 in Cyprus.
Thank you for a wonderful CMFE General Assembly – you were numerous, outspoken, entertaining and patient with the business parts of the agenda! The cooperation with the Radio Research Section of ECREA was a great example of practitioner-researcher collaboration and we are looking forward to the next encounters. Continue reading
Nico Carpentier (Charles Univ. Prague, CZ) and Caroline Mitchell (Univ. Sunderland, UK) were the speakers of the CMFE keynote at the ECREA Radio Research Section conference. A diverse public of researchers and practitioners enjoyed the start into a new conference day, when the speakers advocated for slow (and persisting) participatory research!
Caroline Mitchell at the CMFE / ECREA keynote
Nico Carpentier and the audience at the CMFE / ECREA keynote
Thank you for the slow food for thought!
Logo ECREA 2019 Radio Research Section
The Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences of the University of Siena, Italy will host the New Neighbours Community Outreach Workshop
from September 18 to 20, in conjunction with the ECREA Radio Research Conference 2019
– Radio as a Social Media: community, participation, public values in the platform society.
Hosted and produced by CMFE – Community Media Forum Europe, the New Neighbours workshop will bring together fifteen editors and journalists from intercultural radio/TV programmes in community media to brainstorm and develop local, creative ideas to acquire new collaborators and extend audience engagement. The workshop will be led by experienced communication consultant and film-maker Ngalula Beatrice Kabutakapua, who co-foundend Balobeshayi, a social cooperative facilitating the integration of migrants in urban spaces.
The CMFE General Assembly is held on 20th of September, 4 to 6 pm – join us there!
Urszula Doliwa, vice-president of CMFE, took part in the meeting between researchers and activists on community media in Barcelona organised after the IAMCR Conference in Madrid (July 16, 2019):
CMFE will hold its next General Assembly in Siena, 4 to 6 pm, on the 20th of September 2019. We hope to see many of our members there and you find more info in your mail. The GA is held in conjunction with the next conference of the Radio Research Section of ECREA (at the Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences of the University of Siena, chaired by Tiziano Bonini, from 19 to 21 September 2019).