On March 3 and 4, 2017 Radio100 celebrated its 30th anniversary in Berlin\’s Columbia Theater, twenty-six years after they had to close down due to bankruptcy. Many radio people, not only from community media were present at the event, in the audience and on various panels.
Radio100 was founded in the mid-1980s by initiatives and organisations from the alternative and… read more
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In what world do we want to live? For open communication. Against right-wing extremism.
Notes and call for features!Arson in accommodations for asylum seekers, right-wing parties and movements, the build-up of surveillance societies and the general closing-off to outsiders of any kind are only a few symptoms demonstrating how important it is to hold a stance against rising nationalism… read more
Berlin/ Potsdam, GER – Since October 31st 2016 Pi Radio Verbund is on air.
Everyday from Monday to Friday, 6am to 1am Pi Radio Verbund broadcasts in Berlin and Potsdam, Germany.
Pi Radio Verbund is an alliance of the Berlin-based free community radios Pi Radio, Colaboradio, Studio Ansage and Potsdam-based free community radio Frrapo. In their session on September 14th, 2016, the Media Council… read more
Community Radio. A Voice and Tool for Solidarity
The next conference of AMARC Europe is approaching. It will take place in Halle, Germany, 24-26 October 2016, coinciding with the Radio Art Festival and German Federation BFR meeting. Alongside the Conference, the new AMARC Europe Board will be elected and the organisation strategic plan will be designed. We want and… read more
28 November, 2014. The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) has been notified that between 2003 and 2006 an undercover police agent of the state police of Hamburg infiltrated the structures of the editorial staff of the German Free Radio Freie Sendekombinat (FSK).
This means a gross violation of the fundamental right of freedom of information and the right… read more
By Michael Nicolai (Radio Corax) – After two months the new government of Christ Democrats and Social Democrats came to their coalition agreement. Through that the situation of the three community radios in Saxonia could improve. Because in the agreement it is written that “community media (non commercial radios) shall be getting more support. An amendment of the statutory basis will bring… read more
By Michael Nicolai (Radio Corax) – The Media Committee in the German Federal State Parliament of Saxonia-Anhalt has decided to change the media law in order to retain FM broadcasting at least until 2025.
\”Today\’s decision ensures that the FM radio in the end of this year will not end up as electronic scrap and that radio will continue to be… read more
Between 6th and 9th of November, the German Community Media Conference organized by the Bundesverband Freier Radios (BFR) took place in Potsdam. Broadcasters around Europe took part in debates, workshops and panel discussions around the exchanging of ideas and practices in relation to communication policies, free broadcasting, technological tools and citizens´ involvement in community media. For more information on the panels, the content of the discussions or final conclusions,… read more
How can community media best use and develop online archives to more easily share and preserve their programs? Four institutions from Austria, Germany, Hungary and Ireland are developing contemporary archiving strategies for community media in the framework of the EU Culture programme-funded CAPTCHA project. The partners analyse existing strategies, search for best practice examples, and organize workshops and conferences… read more
The reference of community media in the German coalition contract could strengthen the position of community radio in Germany
May, 2014. In the federal system of Germany media law is in the hand of the state government and not of the federal government. The result of this regulation is that every state has its own media law and some have a regulation that allows community media but some don\’t. Under this aspect the declaration of the governing coalition… read more