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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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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