CLEVER (Spezifische Methoden und Ressourcen für die Radio-Trainer) ist Radio Trainer in Community-Medien und bieten ausgewählte und gültige Trainingsübungen und Methoden auch auf bestimmte Zielgruppen Funk Training erstellen. Es ging um ein Trainingsgerät produzieren, die im Laufe der Zeit durchsetzen würde, and no disappear at the end of the project. CLEVER on-line tool brings together the training experience of community radios but also adapted activities to be used with people with learning difficulties, vision impaired, and migrant women.

CLEVER Trainers will focus on dissemination and also improvement of existing resources, and more importantly, to make it a reference for trainers in community radio in Europe.

CLEVER Trainers aims to create a syllabus for train the trainers course about using the online ressource of SMART and get to know the ideas behind; to create assessment methodologies for the learning outcome of the train the trainer course. Ferner, the European organizations AMARC Europe and CMFE will discuss and weight the implementation of a certified or recommended SMART Train the Trainer.

Partners in the project are: Radio Corax (Ger), Near media coop (Irl), Civil Radio (Hu), VERPFLICHTEN (AUT), Inhalt abgleichen (F/Basque), AMARC Europe (US), CMFE (US) und Radioschool klipp+klang (CH).

The project started in October 2018 and will end in September 2020. It is funded by the ERASMUS+Strategic Partnerships for adult education of the European Commission.

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 media plays in the life of citizens has highlighted the importance of responsible media reporting.

Media communicators and audiences now face the task to separate facts from fiction in media texts. Jedoch, it is the responsibility of journalists and broadcasters in traditional and online media to consider the elements that they introduce in the content they are producing, the language that they use and the message they are trying to convene. There have been initiatives spearheaded by journalists and media organisations (BBC, The Guardian…) to go back to the essence of journalism by retaking the task of fact checking, and applying what is consider the five core principles of ethical journalism: truth and accuracy; independence; fairness and impartiality; humanity; und Rechenschaftspflicht. (see Ethical Journalist Network)

The Ethical Media for Active Citizenship (EMAC) project aims to develop a training course delivering media literacy tools while providing citizens and media activists with valuable competences to face very topical challenges presented to both, media producers and audiences (fake news/alternative facts, infomercials vs. Informationen, freedom of speech and hate speech, diversity and pluralism in media, production values and content placement). Das Projekt wird koordiniert von NEAR FM (Irland) und die Partnerschaft umfasst Radio Corax (Halle, Deutschland), Radio Wüste Welle (Tübingen, Deutschland), Commit (Österreich), EMARTV (Andalucia, Spanien) und AMARC Europe (Brüssel, Belgien).

Partner Meeting in Sevilla, Spanien

So far, the partners have put together a Guidelines and Terminology document, selected relevant activities that focus on the reinforcement of a diversity approach to journalistic and production skills. Some of the activities have been already trialled in pilot training workshops in Germany, Österreich, Ireland and Spain. We are now facing the final stage of the project, where all the information and activities will be translated into the languages of the partnership (Deutsch, Spanish and English and then uploaded to an online training platform that will be accessible to the general public and that could be used as a e-learning tool or as a training resource.

As part of the project, partners will also produce eight radio programmes dealing with the issue of fact accuracy, fake news and ethical and responsible journalism that will be uploaded in the website and that could be used as training resources in each country.

Call for Participation
Radio Archives in European Community Media
Internationale Konferenz über Open Radio Archiv
June 4–6, 2015

Radio CORAX, Halle/Saale (Deutschland)


Community media across Europe face many of the same challenges in creating and managing archives of broadcast content. Every minute, they produce and broadcast an enormous amount of programming . But how is this content preserved and used after it’s broadcast? Most community broadcasters have created their own methodologies for preserving and cataloguing their programs: writing their own algorithms, adapting software to their needs, or developing complex file structures on hard disks, servers and cloud services. To make past broadcasting accessible to the public, some stations created systems to automatically upload programmes to their website or developed online archives which can be browsed or searched by program, subject or tag; others make use of collaborative archiving platforms like the Cultural Broadcasting Archive, or administer differentsatellitewebsites on specific subjects or aimed at specific communities.

With the conference Radio Archives in European Community Media“ we want to encourage people involved in community media to present current broadcast and multi-media archiving practices at their stations and to generate ideas for an institutional structure for European community radio archives.

Present and share your infrastructure solutions: At the conference we would like to explore and exchange different ways in which community media can preserve, use and share broadcast content. What tools and infrastructures to archive audiovisual material are best suited for community media? Which formats did your station find or create to present audiovisual content online? Which innovative techniques or tools did you develop or are you still looking for?

Archiving methods and archiving culture: A major challenge in building community media archives is how to cultivate archiving as an essential part of radio making. Many programme makers are focused foremost on theiron airshow. What are the best ways to engage them in archiving their programs and sharing them with online listeners? Who undertakes what task: uploading programmes, adding descriptions and tags, promoting them on social media? Are programs uploaded whole or split into specific items, with or without music, and how is the material edited?

The responsibility to archive: How can community archives integrate multilingualism? How can online archiving support programme exchange within Europe? What importance do analogue, physical archives have in the digital age, and how can community media secure and digitize them? How can community media archives unlock historical material about community life and social movements in user-friendly ways? Not least, we encourage proposals dealing with the question of copyright regulations and the role of open software and open knowledge.

For whom? We invite and encourage programme makers and coordinators from European community media, radio activists, researchers, programmers and technicians to participate in the conference and submit proposals.

Formats of Presentation. We invite proposals for papers, workshops, discussions, presentations and radio shows on any subject related toRadio Archives in European Community Media”. You can send in proposals in German, English or Spanish. Proposals that engage the audience in active participation and discussion, or in trying out or evaluating archiving tools or strategies, are especially welcome. Participants can contribute to the conference in a variety of ways, not just by presenting a paper or hosting a discussion in 30-minute slots, or conducting a training or hosting a world café in max. 1 hour slots, but also by publishing a text in the conference reader, broadcasting or producing a radio show during the conference, or creating posters, web features or any other content you find suitable.

Submissio. Please send proposals by January 31, 2015, to Describe your proposed activity on not more than one page (including title and type of presentation) and include a short biography.

Presenters of accepted proposals will be informed by February 28, 2015. They will be invited to the conference and reimbursed for travel and accommodation expenses.

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CAPTCHA – Creative Approaches to Living Cultural Archives is a European cooperation project of Radio FRO in Linz (Österreich), Radio Corax in Halle/Saale (Deutschland), Center for Media and Communication Studies of the Central European University in Budapest (CEU, Ungarn) and Near Media Co-Op, Community-Radio & TV in Dublin (Irland). During the conference there will take place the presentations of the european-wide study of CEU wrote aboutCommunity Radio Archiving” und presentation of an open source online tool for visualizing the content of archives.


Heute ist der 25. November, die United Nations International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women.  Und von heute bis 10. Dezember, Humans Rights Day, es gibt 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaigns to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights.

Near FM, member of AMARC Europe, will be joining the 16 Days Campaign by denouncing the impact of gender based violence in a series of promos that will be broadcast from today till December 10th. Tatsächlich, today this community radio has broadcast the playA woman, a dog, and a walnut tree that was performed live on air by the Near Drama Company on 15th October 2014 and has been followed up by a panel discussion on the topic of domestic violence.