posted on 20 June, 2013   (public)


On 1-2 July 2013, the CSA of the French speaking Community of Belgium and ReSIC (Centre for Research in Information and Communication) of the Free University of Brussels (ULB) co-organise a two-day international workshop on status and perspectives of Community Radio.

The workshop will be attended by representatives of the University of Brasilia, of AMARC, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters,  CMFE, the European Forum of community media), and community radio players from Belgium, Europe and Africa, not to forget regulators.

EPRA is a partner of the event with the organisation of a plenary session on the challenges of regulating associative and community radios. During this session, chaired by Jean-François Furnémont, CEO of the CSA and EPRA Chairman, Bernard Dubuisson, coordinator of the EPRA Working group on Local and Community Media, will present the firstoutcome of his comparative research on the regulation of community media across Europe. Three representatives of EPRA member organisations, Marcel Regnotto from the Swiss OFCOMCelene Craig from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Maria Borkowska of the KRRiT, the National Broadcasting Council of Poland, will report on their practices as regulators and exchange their experiences with players from the ‘third sector’.


In addition to regulatory challenges, participants will also discuss the notion of associative and community radio, the role of community radios as active agents of political change and future challenges with regard to funding, audiences, new media and digital transition.


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