AMARC Europe to meet Intergroup for Traditional Minorities, National Communities and Languages

14 January 2014, Strasbourg. The next meeting of the Intergroup for Traditional Minorities, National Communities and Languages will take place on Thursday 16 January 2014 in Strasbourg, room WIC 100 from 10h00 to 11h30.

In the first part of the meeting, Dr Davyth Hicks (Secretary-General European Language Equality Network, CEO Eurolang) will present the conclusions of the Conference “Radio broadcasting in minority languages” that took place on 16 October 2013. He will outline the positive sociolinguistic effect of community radio in terms of language revitalisation, the associated linguistic rights framework, and introduce ELEN’s recommendations. Ms Soledad Galiana (Asociación Mundial de Radios Comunitarias, Europe) will then present a brief description of the community radio landscape in Europe and the normative framework of communication rights. The presentations will be concluded by Ms Isabel Lema (AMARC-Europe Minority Language Working Group), who will introduce the AMARC recommendations and requests to support minority languages and local cultures through community media.

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