In Ireland, one of the statutory requirements to be met by community radio, is to deliver a social benefit to the community it serves. To clarify what ‘social benefit’ is and how it could and should be assessed, a toolkit has been developed for use by the community radio stations. The toolkit and “The Community Radio – Delivering Social Benefit” report are the products of more than two years of research, looking in-depth at the community radio sector and how it delivers social benefit to communities. Continue reading
New study by the Austrian Academy of Sciences and COMMIT on behalf of the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommuni-cations (RTR) and the forum journalismus und medien wien (fjum) documents mature and unique 3rd sector providing voice and building community – Summary by Helmut Peissl Continue reading
The DESPAZ-Social Development and Peace research group has launched a new research project on Communication for Social Change and Media Education to stand up to hate speech on gender and immigration, through the analysis of public discourses in Spain between 2016-2019. Continue reading
In 2015 Pieter de Wit (Community Media Expert and former chair/board member of CMFE, as well as former member of Pascal Lamy’s European Commission advisory group on future use of UHF spectrum for wireless broadband and TV) was asked to to sit on the external steering committee for the project “A study of civil society organisation participation in internet governance: Does civil society participation in self-regulatory fora promote public interest goals in internet governance at the international level ” Continue reading
For those of you who are interested in or work with life stories and mediated stories in community media: Undocumented Storytellers: Narrating the Immigrant Rights Movement offers a critical exploration of the ways undocumented immigrants in the United States harness the power of storytelling to mitigate the fear and uncertainty of life without legal status and to advocate for immigration reform. Continue reading
The Council of Europe MSI-JOQ Committee of experts on quality journalism in the digital age is carrying out a study to identify and analyse activities and projects that help people recognize and value quality journalism in the digital age.
The committee would be very grateful if you could complete this survey and share your experiences in community media. Continue reading
The next conference of the Radio Research Section of ECREA will be held at the Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences of the University of Siena, chaired by Tiziano Bonini, from 19 to 21 September 2019. The 2019 theme is: Radio as a Social/Convivial Media: community, participation, public values in the platform society Continue reading
A new publication is out, uniting results from a recent research project: Transnationalizing Radio Research presents a theoretical and methodological guide for exploring radio’s multiple »global ages«, from its earliest years through its recent digital transformations.
The MAH project’s resources and research are now all available online and we encourage you to use them and share them in your work and networks. The campaign website will remain active: www.mediaagainsthate.org/
In particular, CMFE and COMMIT developed the Online Module “Inclusion through Media” based on the good practices and feedback collected during the media literacy workshops.
The authors Chris Voniati*, Vaia Doudaki and Nico Carpentier published their paper in the Journal of Alternative and Community Media, vol. 3, no. 1 (2018). Please find the abstract below: Continue reading