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!
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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).
CMFE delivered a presentation on Community media promoting local engagement across generations on May 24th in Belgrade, at the International Conference to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Council of Europe, organized by the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Serbia. The Conference focused on the implementation of Council of Europe instruments and standards in the field of media and information and host ed several members of the Council of Europe Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI), where CMFE has an observer status since 2008. Continue reading