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[Covid19] Spain: ReMC – Las radios comunitarias se unen 2 horas para darle la vuelta a la epidemia

¿Qué está haciendo la gente en sus barrios para luchar contra el virus y sus consecuencias sociales? ¿Qué piden a las administraciones públicas? Las emisoras de radio comunitarias de la ReMC emiten en red un programa especial de 2 horas este domingo 29 de marzo, entre las 11 y las 13.00. Así será” El otro coronavirus”. Escucha el programa pulsando… read more

tags: corona , covid19 , ReMC , Spain
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The ReMC will launch its strategy for the right to communicate in all areas

\”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.

It is the best image to describe the decisions taken at the assembly of the ReMC (Spanish network of community media) held in A Coruña, Galicia, 13-14 April 2018. Community media are going to plan actions… read more

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AMARC Europe supports CUAC FM in it’s struggle to keep right to communicate

AMARC Europe fully supports CUAC FM in their conflict with the regulatory authority and calls for all parties to support human and free media rights.

CALL FOR ACTION: PLEASE SIGN THE MANIFEST HERE!

BRIEFING

With this declaration we aim to defend the exercise of the freedom of speech through any means, specially the community media.

Community radios are non-profit, plural and independent spaces… read more

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The legal situation of Spanish Community Media Sector

The Community Media Sector has been developed in Spain since the 80s. However, Community Media legal recognition occurred 20 years later, when the State approved the new Audiovisual Communication General Law 7/2010, of March 31, 2010 . Over six years have passed and no one community radio has been awarded with a broadcasting license. Despite the requests made by the… read more

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“Evident dangers for the free flow of information” in the Spanish state

The latest International Press Institute (IPI) country report has found \”evident dangers for the free flow of information\” in the Spanish state. It has also highlighted that the lack of implementation of the 2010 Audio-visual Law provisions on the regulation of community radio is a threat to citizens right to communicate.
\”IPI is troubled by the Spanish government\’s refusal… read more

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Spanish government internal memo suggest to end the recognition of community media

In response to the information published by eldiario.es an internal report from the Ministry of Industry on the call for licenses for Digital TV Platform in which it is proposed the elimination of community media from the legislation, AMARC Europe requires the Spanish government to clarify this situation.

 

As information published in the media suggest that the Ministry of Industry… read more

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Support our colleagues in Asturias

As Radio Kras, in Asturies, Spain, was preparing to celebrate 30 year on-air, they were notified of disciplinary proceedings by the regional government. Below you can find Radio Kras statement and the support letter.
Support Letter
Manifesto supporting the Asturian free radios
Associations, organizations or groups who want to join the Manifesto can do so by copying and pasting… read more

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Crowdfounding to beat new Spanish Decree in DTT

The Spanish Community Media Federation (ReMC) and two community televisions (Tele K, Madrid and RTV Cardedeu, Barcelona), have launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay the court expenses that they need to denounce the Spanish government. Although the law says that all people have the right to receive information from community media (article 4 of the Audiovisual General Law, 2010),… read more

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Awards to three Andalusian community radios for their work and commitment to citizens

 The current affairs series Acercando la ciudadanía (Approaching citizenship) from Onda Color has been awarded with the Andalusian Government\’s First Prize of Andalusian Local Audiovisual Communication on 29th December 2014.
According to the Ministry of Presidency, the jury has awarded Acercando la ciudadanía on the category of news radio programmes -particularly contents devoted to the 2014 European elections- \”for promoting citizens\’ participation, with explanations that were… read more

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Spanish government attacks Human Rights and Press and Information Freedom


31 December 2014. Just one day after International Human Rights Day, 10 December, the #LeyMordaza (Gag Law) has been approved in Spain which essentially legalises human rights abuses and penalises media coverage that might uncover abusive police behaviour. Under the new law, the production and distribution of images such as the one below can get you a 30.000€… read more

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Spain: Radio Nava at risk of closure in Asturias

Radio Nava (Asturias, Spain) has started a campaign on the webpage Change.org to avoid the 30.000 Euros fine imposed by the Spanish Ministry of Industry. The radio station has been charged for using an unauthorized frequency (only 3 community and free radios in Spain have legal licenses to broadcast). Besides the legal actions that this community radio is preparing, the… read more

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The Spanish Government threatens Radio Nava with a disproportionate fine

Radio Nava (Asturias, Spain) has started a campaign on the webpage Change.org to avoid the 30.000 Euros fine imposed by the Spanish Ministry of Industry. The radio station has been charged for using an unauthorized frequency (only 3 community and free radios in Spain have legal licenses to broadcast). Besides the legal actions that this community radio is preparing, the… read more

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ReMC will challenge in court Spanish government plans to exclude community TV from Digital platforms

A Coruña, 14 November 2014. The Community Media Network (ReMC) has decided to file an administrative appeal against the royal decree of the Government in the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT). The Government has excluded community television despite being bound by the General Law on Audiovisual Communication 2010, which plans for television frequencies to be reserved and provided to nonprofit… read more

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Successful European Conference of Community Media in A Coruña

April 11th-13th, 2014 the Spanish Community Media Federation (Red de Medios Comunitarios, ReMC) and CUAC FM (community radio of A Coruña, Galicia) celebrated an European Conference in Community Media in that city. Besides lots of debates, training courses and exchange of experiences, more than a dozen of international community media and federations have met in Grundtvig´s and Leonardo´s workshops,… read more

tags: ReMC , Spain