New Neighbours Workshop at ECREA Radio Research Conference

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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!

Community Media Events Archive

Past events on community media research, teaching, policy and practice.


24-26 February
Dublin, Ireland
2nd AMARC Europe conference
Communicating Diversity. Community media in Europe communicating diversity

> Conference website

14-16 April
Salzburg, Austria
CivilMedia 2011
Community Media for Social Change: low threshold, high impact
> Conference website

8-11 June
Kosice, Slovakia
IFoLT Golden Beggar
17th International Festival of Local Televisions

> Festival website

13-17 July
Istanbul, Turkey
IAMCR 2011
Cities, Creativity, Connectivity
(IAMCR has a Community Communication and Participatory Communication sections)
> Conference website

17-19 November
Nicosia, Cyprus
1st Conference and General Assembly of CMFE
> Conference website


18-19 March
Poitiers, France
Ethnic minority media, between legitimation and counter-hegemonic resistances
> Conference website

18-22 July
Braga, Portugal
International Association for Media and Communication Research conference
> Conference website

12-15 October
Hamburg, Germany
ECREA 2010, 3rd European Communication Conference
Transcultural Communication — Intercultural Comparisons
> Conference website

8-13 November
Ciudad de la Plata, Argentina
10th World Assembly of Community Radio Broadcasters

> Conference website


12-14 March
Halle, Germany
Community Media and European Policy
> Workshop website

3-4 April
Leicester, United Kingdom
De Montfort University
3 April: “Your Media, Your Tools” Dissemination Event
4 April:  Community Media Association Conference & Annual General Meeting
> Events’ website

7-9 May
Brno – Telc, Czech Republic
Channels of Transition: 2nd Czech-Polish-Slovak Communication Conference
> Conference website

12 May
Pathways for Community Media in London seminar series
Who’s out there? What’s happening in Community Radio, who are community radio’s allies and collaborators?
Hosted by BBC London at Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
> Further information about this event

Friday 12 June (2pm – 6pm)
Pathways for Community Media in London seminar series
Sustainability Funding sources and a ‘manifesto’ draft.
Hosted by Ofcom at Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HA.
> Further information about this event

25-27 June
Budapest, Hungary
Central European University
East and West: two decades of Media Transformation after the fall of communism
> Conference website

Wednesday 1 July (2pm – 6pm)
Pathways for Community Media in London seminar series
Ways forward for the future. Presenting a ‘manifesto’ for Community Media in London.
Hosted by London Metropolitan University at The Graduate Centre, 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB
> Further information about this event

21-24 July
Mexico City, Mexico
Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco – UNAM (Autonomous University of Mexico)
IAMCR 2009 Conference: Human Rights and Communication
> Conference website

27-30 July
Toronto, Canada
York University
The Radio Conference 2009: A Transnational Forum
> Conference website

27-31 July
Rio Negro, Antioquia, Colombia
OurMedia 8th International conference
> Conference website

14-16 October
Limassol, Cyprus
Radio content in the digital age
> Conference website

5-7 November
Salzburg, Austria
> Conference website
> Access the audio, video and photo streams of the CivilMedia conference

Conference 2011

CMFE 2011

1st Conference and General Assembly

Nicosia, Cyprus

hosted by the Cyprus Community Media Centre


The 1st Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) will take place in the United Nations Buffer Zone in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 17/19 November 2011, bringing together over 90 delegates from Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.

The plenary sessions will focus on the following themes:
– The state of Community Media in Europe
– Community media, intercultural dialogue and participation
– Community Media and the Arab Spring
– Towards an enabling environment for Community Media in Cyprus
– Opportunities and challenges for Community Media in Europe: the way ahead

The parallel sessions will
– Showcase best practices of CMFE members, both in traditional presentation formats and practice-based workshops;
– Discuss European Community Media research, policies and practices.

In this occasion CMFE will be convening its 2011 ordinary General Assembly on 17 November 2011 at 10.00am at the Home for Cooperation Conference Room, Home for Cooperation, located at the Ledra Palace Grounds in the UN Buffer Zone of Nicosia, Cyprus.

> UPDATE 16.11.2011:  Abstracts book
(pdf, 920 kb)


> UPDATE 16.11.2011:  Conference Programme (pdf, 320 kb)

Live from the conference
For those not able to attend the conference, we are glad to inform that the plenary sessions will be streamed live.

> Live streaming of plenary sessions

> Conference blog

> Live conference updates

It will be also possible to comment on Facebook and Twitter, where live updates will be posted.

Please note that registration for this event is now closed and that the event is fully booked.

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Live from the conference
For those not able to attend the conference, we are glad to inform that the plenary sessions will be streamed live. The links will be available on this page during conference time. A selection of recorded videoclips will be also made available shortly after the event.

The conference will be blogged during the event, with the blog link to be made available shortly on this website.

You wiil be also to comment on Facebook and Twitter, where live updates will be also posted.

This event is co-organised by the Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) and the Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) and hosted by the Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC).

The event is supported by: European Union under the ‘Europe for Citizens Programme 2011′, European Commission Representation in Cyprus, United Nations Development Programme, Action for Cooperation and Trust in Cyprus (UNDP-ACT), Goethe Institute in Nicosia, Cyprus, World Association of Community Radio broadcasters (AMARC), and International Media Support (IMS).

This event is supported by