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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100 hours more broadcasting time but no financial aid in Berlin

Berlin/ Potsdam, GER – Since October 31st 2016 Pi Radio Verbund is on air. Everyday from Monday to Friday, 6am to 1am Pi Radio Verbund broadcasts in Berlin and Potsdam, Germany. Pi Radio Verbund is an alliance of the Berlin-based free community radios Pi Radio, Colaboradio, Studio Ansage and Potsdam-based free community radio Frrapo. In their session on September 14th, 2016, the Media Council (Medienrat)

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Venezuela is finally discussing a law for people’s communication

AMARC EU TEAM – At the beginning of June the Popular Communication Law draft have been included in the discussion agenda of Venezuela National Assembly of. This document tries to fill the existent loophole in the area of citizen’s communication, and to officialise the participation of the State in the development process of the increasing number of community, alternative and

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New controversies in Chile due to the implementation of the regulation of community radio

AMARC EU TEAM – A few weeks ago, the Chilean National Agency of Telecommunications (Subtel) notified the results of the evaluation of the local radio projects which aimed to a broadcasting license in 2012. This process met the demands to put into practice the Community Radios Legislation approved in 2008, which is facing many problems and barriers when it comes

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AMARC Brazil’s Campaign “Radio VS. Futebol – Quem Ganha A Copa Antidemocrática?”

AMARC EU TEAM – FIFA’s Brazil World Cup is here now. What will it offer to the citizens? According to the organization AMARC Brazil, in s it will bring more repression towards community radio and citizens. The National Agency of Telecommunications (ANATEL, in Portuguese) have sent an official press release to the organizations which work in community media prior to this sports event, informing

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