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. Among the 120 papers given, there was a considerable number on community radio and related activities. Our keynote speakers Nico Carpentier and Caroline Mitchell deserve a special ‘grazie’ for their energy in the morning slot and their insights into researching community media, driven by years of experiences and open eyes and ears and thoughtful reflections!
In the course of the GA, transitions in the CMFE board were happening: Vladimir Radinovic (2nd right) is elected as new member. Dragana Jovanovic (2nd left), Ragnar Smittberg (3rd left), Jean Ngendahimana (center) and Helmut Peissl (1st right) stay on the board. Urszula Doliwa (1st left) and Judith Purkarthofer (3rd right) are leaving the board.Not in the picture is Birgitte Jallov, the new president of CMFE, as well as the board members Henry Loeser, Lina Chawaf and Lawrie Hallett.
We are all looking forward to the new year and to exciting activities, new strategies and even more community media!