Recognising that community radio is an ideal means of fostering freedom of expression and information, the development of culture, the freedom of form and confront opinions and active participation in local life; noting that different cultures and traditions lead to diversity of forms of community radio; this Charter identifies objectives which community radio stations share and should strive… Lee mas
From 4 – 7 June 2019 the team around the SMART Erasmus+ project held its first training of trainer pilot training in Budapest, Hungary. The training workshop hosted 10 participants from Hungary, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland and the Bask country to test and assess the developed training and gain important feedback on the next steps… Lee mas
AMARC Argentina members meeting in Bahía Blanca AMARC Argentina members gathered in the middle of June to share knowledge, practices and realities, and participate in intense debates in around the right to communication and current Argentina. The meeting ended on Monday, June 17, 2019 in Bahía Blanca, where FM De la Calle is located, a station that is about to celebrate its… Lee mas
Los medios comunitarios y Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres: AMARC en la Plataforma Global de la ONU sobre la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres
The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is a biennial multi-stakeholder forum established by the UN General Assembly to review progress, share knowledge and discuss the latest developments and trends in reducing disaster risk. The sixth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2019) took place in Geneva, Switzerland from 13 to 17 May, 2019, convened and organized… Lee mas
AMARC Europe reacted to the amendment of the Austrian private broadcasting fund with a statement. Read the full statement in English below or download the statement in English or German To Austrian Federal Ministry European Union, Art, Culture and Media Ballhausplatz 2 1010 Vienna Austria Brussels, 23rd May 2019 Increase of the Private Broadcasting Fund and Amendment of the KommAustria Act of 6 May 2019 Dear Mr Blümel, Dear Federal Government… Lee mas
Más dinero para las emisoras privadas de Austria. Sin embargo, ¿por qué sólo para las emisoras comerciales?
In May 2019 the Austrian government increased the funding for the private media sector by € 5 million. However, this substantial increase will solely benefit the commercial private media sector – the funding for the community media sector remains the same. AMARC Europe invited Josef Seethaler to discuss the impact of these changes on the Austrian Community… Lee mas
The proliferation of mass media and new technologies has brought about decisive changes in and challenges to human communication processes and behaviour. The change in the media landscape has also impacted the role and social, professional and ethical responsibilities of journalists. These changes in the role that the media plays in the life of citizens have highlighted the importance… Lee mas
On this March 21, UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, AMARC, and its radio members across Africa, Latin America, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the MENA region, will raise their volume against racism and discrimination. We are living in a World where increasing nationalist populism and supremacist ideology… Lee mas
The European Media Literacy Week is a new initiative by the European Commission to underline the societal importance of media literacy and promote media literacy initiatives and projects across the EU. From 18 to 22 March 2019, various events around the topic of media literacy will take place in Brussels and in Member States. … Lee mas
AMARC Europe joins the dismay and outrage of AMARC Mexico, the Front of Peoples in Defense of the Land and Water of Morelos, Puebla, Tlaxcala (FPDTA), the comrades and companions of the Community Radio of Almicingo, Mor., and the relatives and loved ones of SAMIR FLORES SOBERANES, outstanding leader of the FPDTA, founder and Director of Community… Lee mas
Consejo de Europa apoya la financiación de los medios comunitarios para garantizar la calidad del periodismo en la era digital
In a Declaration adopted by the Council of Europe\’ s Committee of Ministers encourages states to put in place a regulatory and policy framework that facilitates the operation of quality journalism, while not constraining media outlets’ editorial and operational independence. Recommended measures include a beneficial tax regime, financial support schemes and the possibility… Lee mas
On the occasion, the World Radio Day (WRD), the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) joins all its colleagues and partners in the Radio world, reaffirming the crucial role of the community broadcasting sector. Freedom of communication and expression are always critical in many Regions of the World. While engaging for dialogue, tolerance and peace, community radios are still and too often endangered by the… Lee mas
Consejo de Europa reconoce los medios de comunicación comunitarios con el nuevo folleto y micrositio
The Council of Europe recognises the value of community media as a source of local content, cultural and linguistic diversity, media pluralism, social inclusion and intercultural dialogue. It endorses the commitment of community media to media and information literacy, through the development of critical and creative thinking and active participation in media content production. You can now… Lee mas
AMARC Europe wants to join the voice and support of Community Media in Europe to our colleagues in Mexico, that this week mourn the death of the community radio activist Rafael Murúa Manriquez. Below, we reproduce the press release issued by AMARC Mexico and Article 19 in Mexico. Mexico City, January 21, 2019.- Community journalist Rafael Murúa… Lee mas
Ministerio de Comunicaciones se cancela la operación de estaciones de radio comunitarias en todo Brasil
Just days before the arrival of extreme right wing Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency of Brazil, outgoing Brazilian President Michel Temer, suspended the licenses for about 130 community radios across the South American country on the last day of his government. The decision was published on 31 December 2018, without time for a public debate on the matter. The… Lee mas
The catalogue for \”Respublika! – Experiments in the Performance of Participation and Democracy\” (2019), edited by Nico Carpentier and published by NeMe, reports on the Respublika! project, initiated and curated by Nico Carpentier and co-organised with NeMe and CCMC. The catalogue highlights the 18 Respublika! art projects, through project narratives, artist interviews and more than 200 photographs and can be accessed… Lee mas
Buenos Aires, November 27, 2018The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters AMARC- Argentina, with the support of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, joined the Collaborative Coverage of the People\’s Summit convened by the Confluencia Fuera G20 FMI, in coordination with other networks such as the National Network of Alternative Media and popular communicators from a wide social spectrum. Sally… Lee mas
The German Federal Association of Free Radios (BFR) has expressed their disappointment at the decision of the Media Council of the Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg granting broadcasting licenses for non-commercial radio operations on the 88.4 MHz VHF frequencies in Berlin and 90.7 MHz in Potsdam in a way that the members of BFR feel gives preference to… Lee mas
Los cambios tecnológicos, alta conectividad, y la participación de todo cabe en un cubo
For the first time in Romania, two community radio station licenses have been issued in the framework of the European project Grassroot Wavelengths. The new high-tech FM stations will broadcast in, engage with, and serve two remote villages of Romania.
The Grassroot Wavelengths consortium innovates both the technologies and the… Lee mas
\”The seeds have been planted. Now we are going to water them\”, explains the new chairperson of the Community Media Network ReMC, Mariano Fernández Cabarcos.
Es la mejor imagen para describir las decisiones adoptadas en la asamblea de la ReMC (red española de los medios de comunicación de la comunidad), celebrada en A Coruña, Galicia, 13-14 abril 2018. medios comunitarios se van a acciones del plan ... Lee mas
La Asociación de Medios Comunitarios español - REMC- ha estado haciendo representaciones en la consulta llevada a cabo por las discusiones Junta de Andalucía de la Ley de Medios Audiovisuales de Andalucía en el Parlamento regional en 2018.
You can find more information on the REMC website and they have also subtitled the videos in English, .
El Comité de Ministros del Consejo de Europa adoptó el 7 de marzo, la Recomendación CM / Rec (2018) 1  del Comité de Ministros a los Estados miembros sobre el pluralismo y la transparencia de la propiedad de los medios
After the Declaration on the role of community media in promoting social cohesion and intercultural dialogue which was adopted in 2009, this is the first recommendation referring to… Lee mas
The Council of Europe publication entitled “Spaces of Inclusion – An explorative study on needs of refugees and migrants in the domain of media communication and on responses by community media” has been prepared by experts of the COMMIT Community Media Institute in Austria. It was presented by COMMIT at the final “Media against Hate” workshop in Brussels on… Lee mas
March 4, 2018. UNIKOM, the Union of non-commercial radios in Switzerland, has acknowledged with great relief the result of the national vote rejecting the NoBillag-initiative. UNIKOM remains committed to ensuring that minorities have platforms for communication and self-expression and that they are empowered to use such platforms.
“The vote is also a recognition of the work of thousands of volunteers… Lee mas
Organizaciones europeas de apoyo a los medios de comunicación de servicio público suizo y estaciones de televisión y radio locales
La libertad de información en riesgo a través de la iniciativa NoBillag
February 14th, 2018. On March 4th Swiss citizens will decide through a national vote whether to abolish the media reception fee, previously collected through the company Billag (hence the initiative’s name “NoBillag”). The current Swiss media system is comprised of public service, private and community media, each sector with its specific functions… Lee mas
The official Conference on Migration and Media Awareness 2017 video and photos are now available, together with other documentation on their website.
The Conference on Migration and Media Awareness 2017 was the first ever dialogue of Media Practitioners, Policy Makers, Activists and Newcomers (Refugees/Migrants).
The CMMA 2017 is a two-day conference jointly organized by Refugee Radio Awareness Network, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Radio e.V and… Lee mas
The Council of Europe has presented Media Regulatory Authorities and Hate Speech, a report on the experience of media regulatory authorities in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Serbia in the area of hate speech.
The document wants to create an understanding of the concept of hate speech, and what can be done when it comes to preventing and… Lee mas
The members of CUAC FM decided on Thursday 28 September 2017 to cease their FM broadcasting after receiving a notification of sanction by the Xunta de Galicia, that threatens to fine the radio station with between 100 thousand and 200 thousand euros for broadcasting \”without having the corresponding license \”. The assembly that manages the radio decided to keep… Lee mas
STRASBOURG, 28/09/2017. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted a landmark Recommendation on Gender Equality in the Audiovisual Sector.
Esto sigue el Consejo de la Declaración de la Conferencia de Sarajevo de Europa que fue aprobado en agosto de 2015 con arreglo al Bosnia y Herzegovina Presidencia del Comité de Ministros.
The recommendation was drafted by a wide range of international experts from… Lee mas
Convocatoria Datscha radio: Parcelas y Profecías
Yes, we need gardens. And more gardens. We need more idle land and more bees. In the cities, and everywhere. And we need gardening knowledge. And more knowledge. In a changing world, definitely. And we need radio. Because the world is made of frequencies. Plants know that. With those flicker movies of a post-human future at… Lee mas
London, 4 – 8 September 2017. The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is inviting applications for a workshop it is organising for journalists from EU countries who are keen to improve their skills related to reporting on migrants, refugees and other vulnerable groups.
The event will be held in London between 4 – 8 September 2017. Journalists from EU countries interested in… Lee mas
Respublika! es un festival de artes de medios comunitarios de una semana que tendrá lugar en Chipre el 8-16 de diciembre de 2017. El festival será traducido simultáneamente en una exposición, que se desarrollará del 8 dic 2017 a 19 en 2018, y se incorporará a una serie de seminarios.
After the first call of applications–explicitly focused on community media affiliated artists–closed on 30… Lee mas
Community media were invited by EPRA to take part in their meeting in Edinburgh 17th to 19th of May 2017 and present community media initiatives focused on media literacy. The invitation took place after lobbying by AMARC and CMFE in Dublin, and AMARC president, Michael Nicolai, President of AMARC Europe, represented community media with the support of CMFE as one of the speakers on… Lee mas
El discursivo-material de los nudos. Chipre en los conflictos y de la Comunidad Participación de Medios
One of the friends of community media in the academic world, Nico Carpentier, has just published a new book looking into the role and experience of Community Media in conflict resolution in Cyprus.
Innumerous scholars—Cypriots and non-Cypriots alike—have taken on the study of the Cyprus conflict and the attempts of its transformation into a more peaceful and nonmilitarized situation. But never before… Lee mas
AMARC board member and WIN representative Xenia Helms attended the 8th Edition of Civilmedia17: UnConference for Community Media & Civil Society and #mediana-Konferenz taking place from 15-17 June in Salzburg, Austria. The almost exclusively German speaking event under the title \”Mach mit, mach\’s nach, mach\’s besser\” attracted around 150 radio enthusiasts and professionals from about 11 Countries, including the… Lee mas
participación de los jóvenes en los medios de comunicación comunitarios: Un estudio de los procesos de aprendizaje en la radio comunitaria en España
Imagen de Griselda Vilar
Isabel Lema blanca, AMARC Europa, cuac FM, Universidad de A Coruña.
This article presents the results of the research project, «Youth and third sector communication in Spain»[i] conducted in 2014-2015 by fourteen researchers, members of the RICCAP research network[ii]. The project was granted by the Queen Sofia Centre for Adolescents and Young People.
The aim of… Lee mas
Pueblos – Bakea eta Duintasuna Elkarteak (Association for Peace and Dignity), Radio Antxeta Irratia and Arrosa Sarea (Network of Basque Free Radios), has organised the meeting called \”Minority Languages and Free Radios\” from the 28th to the 30th of June.
This is a follow up to an initial AMARC Europe meeting held in the European Parliament in Brussels in October 2013. This… Lee mas
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… Lee mas
In January and February 2017, Michael Nicolai, President of AMARC Europe, together with radio-artist Ralf Wendt (Radio Corax), visited Indian community radios by invitation of UNESCO Chair on Community Media at the University of Hyderabad and met representatives of the Indian community radios at the UNESCO in New Delhi. While the community radio activists of India were interested in… Lee mas
LA RADIO CAMP se llevará a cabo - y será (n) INTERNACIONAL! / LA RADIO campamento y tendrá INTERNACIONAL (ER)!
(Inglés / Deustch)
En la línea de costa serena de periodistas de radio Lago Constance de varias radios comunitarias se reúnen para aprender, la red y producir contenidos juntos: La Radio El Campo en desde 1995.
Each year around Ascension Day, community media journalists, nerds, political and social activists and technicians offer workshops of almost any kind concerning media and political activity. No matter where your interests lie, be it editorial… Lee mas
Further to a consultation phase, the EPRA Executive Board approved the final Work Programme at the end of January 2017 in Brussels.
This Annual Work Programme, which lays out EPRA’s priorities and anticipated work for 2017, was prepared by assembling member authorities’ suggestions collected further to a call for topics.
The two plenary meetings in 2017 will take place… Lee mas
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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… Lee mas
El Sector de Medios de la Comunidad se ha desarrollado en España desde los años 80. Sin embargo, el reconocimiento legal de la Comunidad de Medios se produjo 20 años después, cuando el Estado aprobó la nueva Ley General de Comunicación Audiovisual 7/2010, de 31 de marzo del 2010. Más de seis años han pasado y no hay radio una comunidad ha sido galardonado con una licencia de emisión. A pesar de las peticiones realizadas por el ... Lee mas
Berlín / Potsdam, GER - desde el 31 de octubre de el año 2016 Pi Radio Verbund está en el aire.
Todos los días, de lunes a viernes, de 6 am a 1 am transmisiones de radio Pi Verbund en Berlín y Potsdam, Alemania.
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… Lee mas
El radiocamp anual tradicional en el lago de Constanza, Alemania, ha tenido tiempos turbulentos últimamente - y algunos pueden todavía estar por delante.
Desde el comienzo del milenio, radio-aficionado se reúnen anualmente para el radiocamp en Baden-Württemberg, Alemania.
After the sudden and shocking death of the main organiser, Timo Stadler, in 2015 the camps future came into question. In 2016 an alternative camp was organised by 2 radio… Lee mas
Radio Revolten - Festival Internacional de Radio Arte en Halle (Alemania) 1 - 30 de de octubre de el año 2016
Radio arte es una forma de múltiples facetas del arte. Para ilustrar esto por medio de la celebración, el festival Radio Revolten (Traducción: Radio revueltas) organizado por Radio Corax invitó a más de 70 artistas de 17 países de Halle (Saale) para presentar los 30 días de radio arte contemporáneo en 15 lugares alrededor de la ciudad de la forma de performances, instalaciones, conciertos y ... Lee mas
AMARC lanza una campaña mundial para la seguridad de los periodistas
According to UNESCO, 96% of crimes against freedom of expression affect local commercial or community media. In order to strengthen efforts to reduce the level of impunity for crimes against freedom of expression, World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) launches an international broadcast campaign of radio programmes highlighting the… Lee mas
The Congress of Biarritz – SNRL 2016 is open to all actors in broadcasting, culture and information, within the limit of available seats. It will be held this year at the Biarritz Casino, hosted by the city, and also in Bayonne in the heart of French Basque Country, and finally in San Sebastian \”Donostia\”, capital of the Basque province… Lee mas
Radio Tilos is proof there is broadcasting without financial or economical gain. See how we have operated a radio station with such a large degree of independence solely based on community efforts, for 25 years. With the help of your donations we will be able to introduce to the audience this most unique, long-standing and independent radio station in Hungary;… Lee mas
May 3, 2016. The World Association of Community Broadcasters (AMARC) joins the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and all media stakeholders, international freedom of expression organizations and national associations struggling for communication rights to celebrate World Press Freedom Day and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Press freedom… Lee mas