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
Judith Purkarthofer, President of the CMFE, and Urszula Doliwa, Secretary of the CMFE, edited a special issue of The Radio Journal on community radio. Find the table of contents here: Radiojournal_Sept17
We would like to thank all authors, the reviewers and journal editors for their great work and we hope that you will enjoy reading about Community Radio in different countries!
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.
The recently launched UNESCO Community Media Sustainability Policy Series has been created to assist media regulators and government institutions to provide a regulatory environment that recognises the value of community media and supports its long-term sustainability. Read more about it at the EPRA web site: https://www.epra.org/news/regulation-news/news_items/community-media-sustainability-unesco-s-policy-series-targeting-broadcasting-regulators
Community media is an issue which has been on EPRA’s agenda on several occasions. A noteworthy document of the network is the comparative report on Local and Community Media released following a Working Group held in 2013. Most recently, Michael Nicolai, President of AMARC Europe, spoke at the EPRA meeting in Edinburgh in May 2017 and Judith Purkarthofer, President of CMFE, will participate in a workshop at the EPRA meeting in Vienna in October 2017.
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
Thanks to all participants for a great workshop!
More than 30 people traveling from all over Europe (Germany, UK, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Greece, Finland, Ireland, Croatia, Malta, Hungary, Denmark, Czech Republic, Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Norway) – their nationalities also including Afghanistan, Algeria, Netherlands, Lithuania, Pakistan – joined the second Media against Hate media literacy workshop organised by CMFE, at the University of Warmia and Mazury, in Olsztyn, Poland, from June 7th to 9th.
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