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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Conclusions of the European Media Meeting of the Third Sector. “The Third Sector Communication: creating networks for the exchange of knowledge and social communication”

CUAC FM with the support of the Network of Community Media (ReMC) and Universidade da Coruña organised the European Gathering of Third Sector Media. Nearly 120 communication activists travelled from all across Europe, representing 10 European community media networks and 11 free and community media in the Spanish State. The final document that summarises the conference recommendations, can be found here (only

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Social Movements and Their Technologies. Wiring Social Change

Social Movements and Their Technologies. Wiring Social Change (a new book by Stefania Milan) explores the interplay between social movements and their “liberated technologies”. It analyzes the rise of low-power radio stations and radical internet projects (“emancipatory communication practices”) as a political subject, focusing on the sociological and cultural processes at play. It provides an overview of the relationship between social movements and

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