30 Years of Radio100

On March 3 and 4, 2017 Radio100 celebrated its 30th anniversary in Berlin’s Columbia Theater, twenty-six years after they had to close down due to bankruptcy. Many radio people, not only from community media were present at the event, in the audience and on various panels. Radio100 was founded in the mid-1980s by initiatives and organisations from the alternative and left

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THE RADIO CAMP WILL TAKE PLACE – AND IT WILL BE (MORE) INTERNATIONAL! / DAS RADIOCAMP FINDET STATT UND WIRD INTERNATIONAL(ER)!

(English / Deustch) At the serene waterfront of Lake Constance radio journalists from several community radios gather to learn, network and produce content  together: The Radio Camp is on since 1995. Each year around Ascension Day, community media journalists, nerds, political and social activists and technicians offer workshops of almost any kind concerning media and political activity. No matter where your interests lie, be it

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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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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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The future of the “radiocamp” – Die Zukunft des Radiocamps

The traditional annual radiocamp at Lake Constance, Germany, has had turbulent times lately – and some may still be ahead. Since the beginning of the millenium, radio-enthusiast gather together annually for the radiocamp in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. After the sudden and shocking death of the main organiser, Timo Stadler, in 2015 the camps future came into question. In 2016 an alternative camp was organised by 2

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