CMFE Newsletter July 2015

Av den Jul 9, 2015 i Europa Samarbete, Okategoriserade |

Greetings and welcome to the July 2015 issue of the CMFE newsletter! We want to share with you recent news and reports:

  • Ofcom (UK) help small stations join digital radio
  • Sweden rejecting DAB and retaining FM
  • Civil Dialogue Meeting in Brussels
  • Report: Civilmedia 2015: “UnConference for Community Media & Civil Society“
  • Swiss voters approve change in licence fee model
  • CMFE in Strasbourg: CDMSI
  • Press release: Coexistence of DAB+ and DRM+ standard in Wallonia, Belgium?
  • New Chairperson for EPRA
  • CAPTCHA Creative Approaches to Living Cultural Archives
  • 3rd of May 2015: Let Journalism thrive!

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Ofcom (UK) announced trials to help small stations join digital radio

Ofcom announced in February 2015 trials of a new technology that could provide small radio stations across the UK with an affordable way to broadcast on DAB digital radio. If the trials are successful, UK radio listeners could benefit from more local and community radio stations on DAB. Currently, the cost of broadcasting on DAB […]
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Sweden Joins Finland Rejecting DAB and Retaining FM

by Christer Hederström, Stockholm, Sweden The Swedish government has announced it will not go ahead with plans to replace FM radio with digital DAB+ broadcasting. The Swedish minister of culture and democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke says that there is not enough support for introducing digital radio. Among the main reasons for retaining FM is that […]
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Civil Dialogue Meeting in Brussels

CMFE-board member Judith Purkarthofer attended the Civil Dialogue Meeting in Brussels on 15th of June 2015. In the course of the one-day meeting, 41 participants from a broad range of NGOs discussed how the “Europe for Citizens” programme can contribute to promoting Citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education. Closely […]
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Report: Civilmedia 2015: “UnConference for Community Media & Civil Society“

7-9. May, 2015. Salzburg Participant’s Report by Gabriella Velics, vice-president, CMFE Civilmedia is always a perfect occasion to meet community media practitioners. That is well known for anybody who was there in previous years. This year (the seventh Civilmedia!) was special from many angles, which shows rejuvenation and civil creativity together. Financial: Always a key-point. […]
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Swiss voters approve change in licence fee model

More funding available for digital transition and training in community radios UNIKOM welcomes the strenghtening of smaller and local voices and media pluralism in Switzerland: Link (in German) EPRA reports: On 14 June, Swiss citizens voted by referendum on the partial review of the Federal Radio and TV Act (RVTA), which was approved by a […]
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CMFE in Strasbourg: CDMSI

Board members Lyacout Haicheur and Nadia Bellardi are attending the 8th meeting of the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI) at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg: The Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI) meets in Strasbourg between Tuesday 16 and Friday 19 June. The main items of its agenda are […]
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Press release: Coexistence of DAB+ and DRM+ standard in Wallonia, Belgium?

The “Coordination des Radios Associatives et d’Expression de la Communauté Française (CRAXX – http://www.craxx.be/cms/) and Association of Francophone Independent Radios (GRIF – , which collectively represent independent and community radio stations), advocate the coexistence of DAB+ and DRM+ standard, more modern and much better adapted to local broadcast coverage. For more information: see their press […]
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New Chairperson for EPRA

The BAI’s Deputy Chief Executive, Celene Craig, has been elected to the position of Chairperson of the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA). EPRA is a platform of 52 regulatory authorities across Europe which provides a forum for the exchange of views and information on a wide variety of topics relevant to regulators. It […]
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CAPTCHA Creative Approaches to Living Cultural Archives

Preliminary Program for the Conference „Radio Archives in European Community Media“ 5-6 June 2015, Radio CORAX, Halle/Saale (Germany) Close-up conference „Radio Archives in European Community Media“ at Radio CORAX in Halle/Saale, Germany. Here you find a first overview of the speakers and their topics: http://livingarchives.eu
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3rd of May 2015: Let Journalism thrive!

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/world-press-freedom-day
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