AMARC Europe at the EPRA Meeting in Edinburgh May 2017

Community media were invited by EPRA to take part in their meeting in Edinburgh 17th to 19th of May 2017 and present community media initiatives focused on media literacy. The invitation took place after lobbying by AMARC and CMFE in Dublin, and AMARC president, Michael Nicolai, President of AMARC Europe, represented community media with the support of CMFE as one of the speakers on the

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The Discursive-Material Knot. Cyprus in Conflict and Community Media Participation

One of the friends of community media in the academic world, Nico Carpentier, has just published a new book looking into the role and experience of Community Media in conflict resolution in Cyprus. Innumerous scholars—Cypriots and non-Cypriots alike—have taken on the study of the Cyprus conflict and the attempts of its transformation into a more peaceful and nonmilitarized situation. But never before

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Youth engagement in community media: A study of learning processes in community radio in Spain

Isabel Lema Blanco, AMARC Europa, CUAC FM, Universidade da Coruña. This article presents the results of the research project, «Youth and third sector communication in Spain»[i] conducted in 2014-2015 by fourteen researchers, members of the RICCAP research network[ii]. The project was granted by the Queen Sofia Centre for Adolescents and Young People.   Ambition The aim of the project is

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The legal situation of Spanish Community Media Sector

The Community Media Sector has been developed in Spain since the 80s. However, Community Media legal recognition occurred 20 years later, when the State approved the new Audiovisual Communication General Law 7/2010, of March 31, 2010 . Over six years have passed and no one community radio has been awarded with a broadcasting license. Despite the requests made by the ReMC

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