Congratulations to all winners: Community Radio Awards UK

Following an inspiring Community Media Conference in Sheffield, the evening was the time for the annual Community Radio Awards celebration: Before the festive evening, where the decoration, the festive atmosphere and quite a few dresses and suits left nothing to be desired, more than 360 entries from over 75 stations had been whittled down to five in each category. Continue reading

Council of Europe MSI-JOQ experts discussed quality journalism and media literacy in the digital age

CMFE is taking part in the Council of Europe’s committee on quality journalism in the digital age (MSI-JOQ)  which met for the second time in Strasbourg on Sept. 24-25. The committee is tasked to prepare a standard-setting proposal on criteria and measures for promoting an enabling environment for quality journalism, taking account of the current challenges and the role that journalism should continue to play in safeguarding democracies. MSI-JOQ is also preparing a draft study on media and information literacy in the digital environment. Among the experts involved are Nadia Bellardi, independent expert on the committee, and Helmut Peissl, observer on behalf of CMFE. Read more here:


International Organisations

> AMARC Europe

National Organisations

> Verband Freier Radios Österreich
 VCFÖ – Verband Community Fernsehen Österreich [Community TV Austria]

> Cyprus Community Media Centre

> DILEM-Danske Idebaseredé Lokale Elektroniske Medier
> SAML- Sammenslutningen af Medier i Lokalsamfundet
> Sammenslutningen af lokale radio- og TV-stationer i Danmark (SLRTV)

> Finnish Community Radio Association (FCRA)
> Förbundet Finlandssvenksk Lokal-TV

> Fédération des Vidéos des Pays et des Quartiers – VDPQ
> Syndicat National des Radios Libre – SNRLs
> Confédération Nationale des Radios Associatives – CNRA

> Bundesverband Freier Radios – BFR
Bundesverband Offene Kanäle – BOK
> Bundesverband Bürger- und Ausbildungsmedien – bvbam

> Szabad Rádiók Magyarországi Szervezete (Federation of Hungarian Community Radio)

> Community Radio Forum of Ireland – CRAOL
> Community Television Association – CTA

> RadUni (University Radio Network)

> Union of Local Public Broadcasters of Montenegro – ULES CG

> Red de Medios Comunitarios – ReMC [website]

> Community Media Sweden , [website]
unites former members > NRO – Närradions Riksorganisation and > Riksförbundet Öppna Kanaler Sverige

>Göteborgs Närradioförening (Gothenburg Community Radio Association)


The Netherlands
> OLON-Organisatie van Lokale Omroepen in Nederland

United Kingdom
> Community Media Association [website]
> Community TV Trust


Community Media Radio- and TV stations, and web-based projects

> Freier Rundfunk Freistadt, Freistadt
> Radio Helsinki, Graz
> Radio FRO 105.0 – Freier Rundfunk Oberösterreich, Linz
> FS1 Community TV, Salzburg

Bosnia and Hercegovina
> Prijatelji Srebrenice, Srebrenica

> CenzuraPlus
> Aktiviraj Karlovac!
> H-Alter / Udruga za nezavisnu medijsku kulturu (Association for Independent Media Culture) [website]


> Aarhus Global Media (Indvandrer TV&Radio Bazar, Børne- og Ungdoms Radio&TV(BUT) and Gellerup Radio&TV)

Finland  (Community TV), Helsinki

> Radio Zinzine, Limans
> Association Radio Rozana, Paris

> Radio Corax, Halle
> Radio Z, Nürnberg
> Pi Radio, Berlin
> TIDE, Hamburg
> Migration Heute e.V.

> NEAR Media Co-op, Dublin [website]

> Unis@und Webradio, Salerno

Publieke Omroep Amsterdam (Community TV)

> Foreningen Frikanalen (TV-Open Channel)

> Studio 12, Ljubljana

> Associació d’amics de Ràdio Televisió Cardedeu (RTVC)

> Göteborgs Närradioförening, Göteborg

United Kingdom
> Community TV Trust, London
> OX4fm, Oxford
> Siren FM, Lincoln

Research Centers

> Community Medien Institut für Weiterbildung, Forschung und Beratung (COMMIT) [website]


> Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS), Central European University, Budapest


> Nemeza



Affililate Members

> BNNRC -Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication

> Youth Awareness Environmental Forum (YAEF/Nepal)

> Sindh Media Community Forum, Hyderabad

> Community Media Network

Payment of memberships fees
Payment of membership fees, and donations, can be done via bank transfer (details in your invoice) via Paypal.

CMFE Strategic plan

The CMFE board, facilitated by board member Birgitte Jallov, has worked on our strategic plan in the first half of 2018: it was presented at the GA and we are proud to share it with you:

CMFE Strategic Plan 2018_external final_July 2018

Together with our members and partners, we are working towards our vision: “A society where community media are recognized and supported as important inclusive sites for dialogue, debate and learning, owned by the communities, and where all citizens have access to freely address issues of concern.”

Follow our projects and events and get in contact with us to work together!

CMFE General Assembly 2018

This year’s CMFE GA is taking place in Sheffield/UK on the 15th of September from 10am to 12/noon. This is in conjunction with the CMA conference ( at The Workstation ( – Thanks to the organizers for hosting us in Sheffield!!

As a member of CMFE you have received detailed information about the GA and ways to contribute – if you have not received such a mail, please do get in contact with us as soon as possible:

Media Democracy under pressure – Community Media in Europe (Conference, Vienna)

Community media are situated between public service and private-commercial media organizations. They symbolize diversity, pluralism, participative media production and content of civil society. Community media operate as a space for public, democratized, multivocal debates. Despite their long-standing existence – Austria looks back at 20 years of community radio – they are often left aside of the media policy debate. Continue reading