world radio day

World Radio Day was celebrated at Near FM with a special programme bringing together international voices from within the Irish community. (The programme is available ici). The idea of the show was to celebrate radio around the world, to play different kinds of music and to talk about broadcasting in each country with a particular focus on community stations. Guests represented Nepal, China, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Spain and they each played a song before speaking about the state of radio today in their homeland. Towards the end of the programme we opened up the discussion to look at the future of radio, which everyone agreed was changing, but safe.


Jour UNESCO World Radio a été célébrée avec beaucoup de succès dans les bureaux de Raidió Fáilte, la station de radio de langue irlandaise basée Belfast.

captchaHow 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 in order to identify innovative solutions for the legal, technical and economic challenges community media face in terms of archiving.

We would like to invite you to follow our activities, participate in our events, and take part in our discussions online and offline!

Se il vous plaît trouver plus d'informations sur le projet de CAPTCHA dans le communiqué de presse ci-dessous ou bilingue sur notre site . You can also find us on Facebook at

The first CAPTCHA conference will take place soon! “ARCHIVIA 14: Online Archives for Cultural Diversity in Europe!” will be held on 6-7 September 2014 in the framework of the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria. The organizers invite community media, private and public libraries, museums and archives from all over Europe to take part. You can find more information in the attached open call and on

(l-r) Vincent Browne (Journalist) , Frank Connolly (Journalist/ SIPTU)  &  Harry Browne (Journalist and lecturer in the School of Media DIT).
(l-r) Vincent Browne (Journalist) , Frank Connolly (Journalist/ SIPTU) & Harry Browne (Journalist and lecturer in the School of Media DIT).

On Saturday 29th March, Craol held its first Media Literacy Conference.

The event focused on a number of different issues related to the importance of media literacy, including the relationship between democracy and media literacy, media ownership and the impact of media on political attitudes. The conference was chaired by Irena Cvetkovic, of Athlone Community Radio, and featured contributions from Emer Costello MEP, Paschal Donohue TD, Vincent Browne (Journalist) , Harry Browne (Journalist and lecturer in the School of Media DIT), & Frank Connolly (Journalist/ SIPTU). Vous pouvez écouter ici, and you can access podcasts of the event below: Part1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 et Part 5.

Craol has been to the fore in promoting media literacy for over ten years and is currently running a trial of a new Craol QQI (formerly FETAC) Level 5 in Media Analysis Course as a Train the Trainers project.