Nos complace anunciar el lanzamiento del nuevo sitio web de AMARC Europa y presentarle algunas de las nuevas funciones del sitio web..

The main idea behind the relaunch of the website was to simplify and update the complete structure of the website and make it easier for you find the relevant content for you and access information from the website.

Project Overview

Por lo tanto, we created a separate project section. In this section you can find summaries and relevant articles on the current and past AMARC Europe projects. In the detailed project view you find information on the project, project goals, partners, duration and the main project outcomes.

Mapa miembro

The member section is mapping all members, organizaciones, individuals and partners AMARC Europe is collaborating with. In a next step the map will be the major search tool for diverse areas of expertise in the European community media sector as an elaborated search engine and a detailed listing and information tool will be implemented into the member map. If you want to be featured on the map get in touch with us or register via themembership form.

AMARC Europe member area

As registered AMARC Europe members you will be able to enter the member forum to exchange with other members and get access to resources from various areas interesting for our sector. You will also be able to communicate directly with other members and AMARC Europe staff via your and their profile, update your contact information and details and share your experiences from your media house with the AMARC Europe family. We are looking forward to your inputs and will help you to get started in the AMARC Europe member area.

Adicionalmente, we are at the moment setting up an individual and common AMARC Europe cloud for resources for, from and by the community media sector and a collaborative online tools e.g. common working spaces for documents and files. If you want to get to know more on the member area, please do not hesitate to get in touch

Featured Content from AMARC Europe members

Last but not least, we are looking forward to your content for the new AMARC Europe website and we hope that we will be able to share your stories and experiences from the European community media sector on the new AMARC Europe platform. Así, if you are an AMARC Europe member get in touch if you want your articles, project reports, picture galleries, podcasts or programs to be featured on our website and our other communication channels.

La Grassroot Radio project is piloting solutions for community information platforms and media pluralism, trabajando para reducir las barreras para comenzar y mantener una estación de radio comunitaria, crear redes regionales y de alcance europeo de estaciones que se pueden juntar las lecciones de nivel comunitario, co-innovar servicios de medios colaborativos y aumentar el impacto de esas estaciones a través de una combinación de tecnologías digitales y no digitales existentes. With partners in Ireland, Romania and Portugal (Madeira), we are experimenting new technologies based on a strong interaction between mobile telephony, traditional radio and Text to Speech (TTS) technologies, a través de la RootIo plataforma.

Welcome to Grassroots Radio, a European-funded project aiming at piloting solutions for participatory innovation in the

Gepostet von base de Radio soyDonnerstag, 13. Septiembre 2018

After the first year of the project, we are currently broadcasting in Bere Islands (Irlanda). In Madeira, the Grassroots Radio team has been doing a lot of activities in Curral das Freiras, a civil parish of about 2000 inhabitants in the centre of Madeira and location of one of our grassroots radio stations. The most important outcome so far, is the licensing process in Romania, that through our partners (Activewatch and Medialert), reached to obtain a community radio licence for the first time in the country. Two radio stations will be launched soon in the Danube delta, Radio Civic Vârvoru de Jos (dolj) y Radio Civic Sfântu Gheorghe (Tulcea).

In this framework, we recently attended the high-level policy workshop The road ahead for digital social innovation: ¿Cómo puede la UE apoyar a la tecnología como una fuerza para el empoderamiento y el impacto social??, which took place in Brussels on April 26, 2019. The workshop was organized by the global innovation foundation Nesta, as part of the digital social innovation (DSI4EU) proyecto. The workshop explored how the European institutions can support Digital Social Innovation (DSI) and create a future where technology empowers citizens to tackle our biggest social and environmental challenges.

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AMARC Europa invitó a Damian Loreti (Junta AMARC Internacional) to reflect on this year’s Prensa UNESCO Libertad Día topic: "Medios para la democracia: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation”

En 2016 el Diccionario de Oxford eligió el término “posterior a la verdad” como la palabra del año, in a context in which the incessant circulation of information mediated by social networks today has put us in front of the need to discern between exact news , inaccurate, true or false (fake news).

In many cases we talk about specially developed information (or content) aimed at carefully developed user profiles, based on the non-consensual use of personal data (interests, friends, schedules, cultural consumption, etcétera). These are forms of communication assisted by filters based on algorithms or artificial intelligence that process huge volumes of data and can self-perfect their performances (machine learning), initially to publicize products. Digital platforms, initially unaware of the information/opinion/entertainment relationship, have begun to worry and put in place measures to mitigate what they will consider as manipulation. For this they decided to appeal in some cases to third instances of verification. Although it is not the central motive of this collaboration, it would also be necessary to meditate on who verifies the verifiers because the complaints of those contracted by these companies are already public due to pressures of a different nature.

Damian Loreti received a PHD in Information Sciences from the Univ. Complutense de Madrid and is lawyer and lecturer with focus on freedom of information at the Communication Department of the Universidad de Buenos Aires.

The incidence of false or not entirely true news, it is supposed, had affected the result of cardinal political processes for the world reality as the election of Donald Trump for the presidency of the USA, the referendum for the departure of Great Britain from the European Union (Brexit) or the plebiscite for the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC and the presidential election in Brazil. Sin embargo, not everything is the same.

When we speak of post-truth, according to Oxford, we refer tocircumstances in which objective facts have less influence on the formation of public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”. That is, the reinforcement of a certain ideological perspective through emotional elements or rather a kind ofto each one what each one wants to hear”. In some cases, with inaccuracies, credibility, exaggerations or, in other cases, with smooth and plain fallacies. It would be, in some way, the non-relation between a proposition that is presented as legitimate and the facts to which it refers.

Por otra parte, the fake news appear as news, cuentos, images or any type of falsified contents with a certain intentionality. That means putting into circulation with a deliberate objective of advocacy in the public sphere. This is not entirely new. En 1898, American press tycoon William Randolph Hearst sent the cartoonist Frederic Remington, who telegraphed his boss from Havana saying: “Nothing special. All is calm. There will be no war. I would like to go back”. Hearst’s strict response was: “Provide drawings, I will provide the war”. The subsequent putting into circulation of images and information that sought to act on feelings pushed the war. Thirty years later, in a similar way, but with innocent entertainment objectives, Orson Welles staged another war. Through the antennas of the Columbia Broadcasting System, a fictional extraterrestrial invasion was broadcast inThe War of the Worldsbut narrated with the construction tools of informative verisimilitude of the moment, which motivated enormous signs of panic in the streets of New York.

The discussion around the truthfulness of the information, the manipulation of data and information and the proliferation of rumors with the purpose of influencing the formation of public opinion, overturning electoral results or generating alterations in the markets goes back, as we said, much more beyond the emergence of social networks.

Rather, it presents itself as an inherent challenge to the shaping of the public sphere and to the role of the mass media in the construction of stereotypes, consensual ideas and stigmatization around dissent in contemporary democracies.

This context poses new challenges for community media. Especially in countries that have become refractory to participation as the soul of democracy, to “memory, truth and justice” policies related to human rights violations or even to the events of the wars that have taken place. But the challenges to be faced are no more serious than fighting for the consolidation of the sector in times (past and present) of persecution and dictatorships and autocracies.

The closeness with our audiences puts us in a place. Being close to our audiences puts us in a privileged place to be those whoas alwayshave to contribute to the right to communication and, above all, to have accurate information. This concept, which has generated great debates about its implications and consequences, is not a purely legal concept that has been debated.

Community radios do not need laws or regulations, and less we do not need Truth Ministries for verifying how truthful and accurate we are. When we are persecuted the reason is not based on saying falsehoods. The reason is our consistent and obstinate search for truth. Truth committed to the values ​​of peoples, derechos humanos, democracy and social justice.

The new context forces us to be more imaginative in terms of alliances and incorporation of technologies. Not to change principles. The creation of community networks that face the monopolies of infrastructure are an example among many.

Our reason for beingwe said in the “14 Principles” – is to promote social development, derechos humanos, cultural and linguistic diversity and the plurality of information and opinions, democratic values ​​and the satisfaction of social communication and peaceful coexistence. how to guarantee access and participation of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual and religious orientations.

The experiences teach that the owners of the platforms do not usually believe in this and that they also censor. But the censorships fall over the most vulnerable. That is why it is time to ratify our beliefs and principles. By whatever means.

In the frame of the EU project ““Empowering civil society through media”, in which AMARC Europe is partner together with Red de Medios Comunitarios (Jordania), Soluciones de medios comunitarios (Reino Unido) y Sisterhood is Global Institute (SIGI), the Secretary General of AMARC, Francesco Diasio, participated to the conference “Empowering civil society in Jordan through community media”, held in Amman the 18º y 19º of February, under the patronage of the Minister of State or Media Affairs.

Encima 150 participants from all Jordanian governorates, Palestina, Yemen, United Kingdom and Belgium attended this event. La conferencia, aimed at studying the relationship between civil society and community media, listened to government officials, civil society activists, practitioners in community media and international experts’ familiar with media laws and best practices regarding the relations between civil society and community media.

Conference participants praised the role of the Jordanian Minister of Media Affairs and the Director General of the Media Commission and called on them to work closely with civil society and community media activists in formulating a new Jordanian media strategy that takes into consideration what is needed so that they can better serve their communities. Several priorities have been highlighted in the final press release, and among others the “ need to bridge the gap between civil society and community media by means of appropriate media legislation that recognizes the importance of community media and creates an enabling environment that can develop and sustain a professional media that serves the public while at the same time dealing with the challenges of the knowledge revolution in concert with international standards."

INTELIGENTE (Metodologías y recursos específicos para entrenadores de radio) está dirigido a entrenadores de radio en los medios comunitarios y ofrece ejercicios y métodos de entrenamiento seleccionados y válidos incluso a grupos específicos para crear entrenamientos de radio. Se trataba de producir una herramienta de capacitación que prevalecería con el tiempo, y no desaparece al final del proyecto. INTELIGENTE La herramienta en línea reúne la experiencia de capacitación de las radios comunitarias, pero también adapta actividades para ser utilizadas con personas con dificultades de aprendizaje., discapacidad visual, y mujeres migrantes.

INTELIGENTE Los formadores se centrarán en la difusión y también en la mejora de los recursos existentes., y más importante, para que sea una referencia para entrenadores en la radio comunitaria en Europa.

INTELIGENTE Entrenadores tiene como objetivo crear un programa de estudios para capacitar al curso de entrenadores sobre el uso del recurso en línea de SMART y conocer las ideas detrás; Crear metodologías de evaluación para el resultado de aprendizaje del curso de formación del formador. Además, Las organizaciones europeas AMARC Europa y CMFE debatirán y evaluarán la implementación de un SMART Train the Trainer certificado o recomendado..

Los socios en el proyecto son: Radio Corax (proporciona), Cerca de los medios de comunicación cooperativa (Irl), Civil Radio (Hu), COMETER (Oregón), Antxeta Irratia (F / vasco), AMARC Europa (EE.UU.), CMFE (EE.UU.) y acantilado Radio Escuela + sonido (CH).

El proyecto comenzó en octubre. 2018 y terminará en septiembre 2020. Está financiado por el ERASMUS + – Alianzas estratégicas para la educación de adultos de la Comisión Europea.