COMMIT was founded in 2010 as a non-profit-organization and works to extend and improve further training for community media practitioners in Austria and in Europe. COMMIT organizes trainings and develops concepts for further education in the field of community media and adult learning. COMMIT works towards professionalization and formal recognition of community media training and of the acquired skills. Continue reading
H-Alter (www.h-alter.org) Magazine from Croatia joined CMFE as a new member in 2017: The publisher of H-Alter Magazine is Association for Independent Media Culture – non-governmental, non-profit organization. It was founded in 2005 by journalists and other employees in electronic publishing, for the purpose of developing independence and professionalism of journalistic profession, and to secure the right of the public to education and information on issues of civil society, culture, social sciences, environment, media freedoms and international relations. Continue reading
The next conference of the Radio Research Section of ECREA will be held at the Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences of the University of Siena, chaired by Tiziano Bonini, from 19 to 21 September 2019. The 2019 theme is: Radio as a Social/Convivial Media: community, participation, public values in the platform society Continue reading
In 2019, we are trying to bring members of CMFE to the fore: Who are you? What are you working on? How many people are involved in your station / project? What has been a main challenge in the last year? What do you consider your most important successes?
We are looking forward to sharing some of your stories and we will start next week with one of our newest members, H-Alter from Croatia. Please contact us at email@example.com to share your experiences! Continue reading
The first national Community Media Forum of Ukraine will take place on Friday December 15 in the capital city, Kyiv. The forum is a culmination of several years’ preparatory activities, working to learn from other European country experiences and to identify the best ways to introduce media channels into the hands of civil society in Ukraine. Continue reading
On 28th of November, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted a recommendation to member States to take effective measures to protect and promote civil society space: find more information here: https://www.coe.int/en/web/ingo/-/call-on-civil-society-to-disseminate-the-recommendation-of-the-council-of-europe-on-the-need-to-strengthen-the-protection-and-promotion-of-civil-socie
(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 28 November 2018
at the 1330th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies)
Today, Radio LoRa starts the celebrations of its 35 year anniversary! Read about the program on their website (in German): http://radiolora.blogspot.com/ and join the stream, starting at 6pm, 8th of November 2018 (http://static.infomaniak.ch/infomaniak/radio/html/lora_player.html)
Happy Birthday, Radio LoRa!
The congress of the BFR, the „Zukunftwerkstatt Community Media / #ZWCM2018 starts today! It takes place in Chemnitz, Mühlenstrasse 94 at Radio T from 8 until 11 November 2018.
Find the program here: http://www.community-media.net/
Join the congress in Chemnitz or make use of the streaming services of RadioT (http://radiot.de/)
The Kenya Rural Women and Media Project 2018 is now rolling out, IAWRT Kenya, has begun inducting a women’s group in Western Kenya.
Headed by the CMFE board member Birgitte Jallov, IAWRT’s new priority committee and work area ‘Rural Women and Media’ started out July 2018. During the IAWRT regional conference, the pilot project between IAWRT and the Blue Light Star Women’s Group based in Ndivisi village, in Bungoma County, Kenya.
Blue Light Star Women’s group is a highly respected grassroots organisation because of its success with savings and credit cooperatives, dairy and poultry projects and more recently, branching into establishing a common market for their products to increase income for the participating women by cutting out the middle men.
The Blue Light Star Women’s Group were found to be yearning for a platform to share their success stories, which could inspire others in Kenya to engage in similar activities to better the quality of their lives. Continue reading
Amplifying the People’s Voices
Amplifying the People’s Voices: The Philippine Community Radio Experience and Challenges is the latest IAWRT book to be launched and is now available for download.
It narrates the nearly three-decade long history of community radio broadcasting in the Philippines, laying down the challenges it faces in one of the most dangerous countries for journalists in the world.
The 72-page book was launched by the IAWRT President, Violet Gonda, and the editor and head of the Philippines Chapter Jola Diones-Mamangun, in Kampala Uganda. see link below to download. Continue reading