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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Community media in Andalusia (Spain) will be acknowledged in the Civic Participation Law

April, 28th, 2014. After a meeting between policy makers and different community radio organizations, the new draft of the Andalusian Law on Civic Participation should include some references about the importance of community radio in democratic processes. The Spanish Community Media Federation (ReMC) and the community radio Radiópolis (Sevilla) met with some politicians in charge of developing a new Law

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The reference of community media in the German coalition contract could strengthen the position of community radio in Germany

May, 2014. In the federal system of Germany media law is in the hand of the state government and not of the federal government. The result of this regulation is that every state has its own media law and some have a regulation that allows community media but some don’t. Under this aspect the declaration of the governing coalition of

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“By the People, for the People: Community Radio – Current Status and Perspectives

posted on 20 June, 2013 (public)   On 1-2 July 2013, the CSA of the French speaking Community of Belgium and ReSIC (Centre for Research in Information and Communication) of the Free University of Brussels (ULB) co-organise a two-day international workshop on status and perspectives of Community Radio. The workshop will be attended by representatives of the University of Brasilia, of AMARC, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, CMFE, the European Forum of community media), and community radio players from Belgium, Europe and Africa, not to forget regulators. EPRA is a partner of the event with the organisation

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Flanders: a new research about frequencies and accessFlandre: une nouvelle recherche sur les fréquences et l’accèsFlandes: un nuevo estudio sobre las frecuencias y el acceso

The organization KPMG is currently carrying out a study on the radio sector in Flanders (Belgium). The main question is to think about the future distribution on the FM band. The study will serve as a basis for the policy in Flanders who wants to reshape the radio sector. A part of the study is about a benchmark with UK,

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