On 21.10.2019 the Day of Feminist Radio took place for the second time in a row. Following the international radio conference Claim The Waves in Zurich, Switzerland 2018, this radio- and editorial-spanning day of action was jointly celebrated by 8 free radio stations in German-speaking countries. This year, already 16 radio stations have broadcast the Feministischer Radiotag in whole or in part. The 24h programme featured contributions from a total of 19 radios, projects and editorial offices.

This year, bermudafunk (Mannheim/Heidelberg, D), Radio blau (Leipzig, D), Radio Dreyeckland (Freiburg i.Br./D), Radio Helsinki (Graz, A), Radio LoRa (Zurich, CH), onda/npla, FREIRAD (Innsbruck, A), Radio Orange 94,0 (Vienna, A), Radio Corax (Halle, S..) took part in the Feminist Radio Day 2019, D), Radio T (Chemnitz, D), Free Radio Neumünster (D), Datscha Radio (Berlin, D), frrapó (Potsdam, D), Radio Slubfurt (Frankfurt/O.), Radio Z (Nuremberg, D), Radio LOHRO (Rostock, D), Wüste Welle (Tübingen/ Reutlingen, D), WINGS (North America.

Although there are historical precursor projects of this kind of networking and joint broadcasting, e.g. Interconneciones, unfortunately much knowledge has been lost over the years. This may be due not least to the frequent changes of participants typical for free community radios and alternative projects.

The next international conference Claim The Waves will take place from 9 to12 July 2020 in Vienna, Austria. The supporting programme will include a feminist radio programme for 100 hours, for which an Open Call will also be published at the beginning of 2020.

Anyone who knows more about the history of feminist radio days, has contacts, documentaries, etc. is cordially invited to share these with us in order to be able to continue such important networking projects in the best possible way and not let them sink into oblivion.

Interested parties can subscribe to the CTW information list, the contact details can be found on the website, as well as a more detailed documentation, which will be published in the next few days:http://claimthewaves.noblogs.org

Today is International Feminist Radioday! The International Feminist Radioday today will feature over 24 hours of feminist content from over 12 editorial teams in 3 german-speaking countries. The broadcasts will include content against the patriarchy with feminist music, interviews, stories, features, shows and discussions.

Why do we need a feminist radioday?

According to a study by the ZHAW less than 39% of the people who shape what we listen and see in Switzerland are women. ProQuote claims that only 2 of 12 public radio stations are directed by women. In these statistics people who identify as trans*, inter or non-binary are not even visible. Chief editors are usually male, the images of women and girls in media are full of clichés, many journalists suffer from sexual assaults at their workplace, topics are distributed according to gender roles – the list of reasons to focus on feminist media coverage is long. Community radios are non-commercial, open and self-determined and have therefore functioned as platform for those, who’s voices are often not heard. The working conditions for women, inter, non-binary and trans are therefore less harsh than in mainstream media. Nonetheless patriarchal power-structures are also present in our field of work. It is mostly male voices which we hear, also in community radio. In 2017 many editorial teams met for the feminist radio event “Claim the Waves” in Zurich. They decided to network and annually claim the airwaves together on the 21st of October. Feminist journalism means to these editorial teams, that they broadcast their own views, music, topics and listen to people and stories which are usually ignored.

The program schedule is available onhttps://claimthewaves.noblogs.org

El 7 y 8 de diciembre de 2015 las partes interesadas, incluyendo la Alianza Global de Medios y miembros (GAMAG) el género, las organizaciones de las Naciones Unidas, representantes de alto nivel del gobierno, organizaciones de desarrollo regionales e internacionales, el sector privado, las organizaciones de medios de comunicación y organizaciones de la sociedad civil se reunieron en el Palacio de las Naciones en Ginebra para dialogar sobre la necesidad de cooperación para el desarrollo internacional sobre género y medios de comunicación.

Esta reunión fue organizada por la UNESCO en cooperación con el Gobierno de Grecia, GAMAG, la UIT, la Mujer de las Naciones Unidas, el ACNUDH y otras organizaciones de la ONU.

Más de 200 participantes procedentes de 65 países participan activamente en las discusiones que abarcan temas y desafíos relacionados con los medios de comunicación y de género a través de una serie de sesiones plenarias de alto nivel y mesas redondas temáticas.

Las partes interesadas acordaron por unanimidad en el Marco de Ginebra sobre Género y Cooperación para el Desarrollo Internacional de Medios.

26feb10You can find now the audios of February of the campaign “On the road to Beijing +20” at the web de la Secretaría Internacional de AMARC. En esta entrega tres países son los protagonistas: Canadá (“Féminisme d’hier, égalité d’aujourd’hui?”), Túnez (“La voilà journaliste”) e Indonesia (“Stop domestic violence for a better future”).

Esta campaña se enmarca dentro del acuerdo de la Asociación Mundial de Radios Comunitarias (AMARC) y ONU Mujeres, una serie de radial internacional sobre el tema deBeijing 20. Estas producciones proporcionan una perspectiva comparativa entre 1995 y 2015, donde estabamos y donde estamos ahora, y cuentacon producciones de audio de todo el mundo.