UNESCO -World Radio Day

World Radio Day was celebrated at Near FM with a special programme bringing together international voices from within the Irish community. (The programme is available here). The idea of the show was to celebrate radio around the world, to play different kinds of music and to talk about broadcasting in each country with a particular focus on community stations. Guests

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25th November – International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women

Today is 25th November, the United Nations International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women. And from today to 10th December, Humans Rights Day, there are 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaigns to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights. Near

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CRAOL first Media Literacy conference

On Saturday 29th March, Craol held its first Media Literacy Conference. The event focused on a number of different issues related to the importance of media literacy, including the relationship between democracy and media literacy, media ownership and the impact of media on political attitudes. The conference was chaired by Irena Cvetkovic, of Athlone Community Radio, and featured contributions from

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Belfast’s Irish Language radio station Raidió Fáilte wins the Radio Academy Award for the Northern Ireland Region

Belfast’s Irish language community radio station Raidió Fáilte has won the Radio Academy Nations and Regions Award for the Northern Ireland region. Beating off strong competition from other stations Raidió Fáilte won the award, gaining high praise from the Radio Academy judges who stated that “despite stiff competition from other excellent stations, Raidió Fáilte won out through its ambition and breadth.” The judges

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Craol’s 2013 Féile

This year West Dublin Access Radio had the honour of hosting the Craol Community Radio Féile on the 25th and 26th May 2013, at the Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley, Dublin. The annual Community Radio Féile is an important event for community radio stations nationwide. Féile offers an opportunity for community radio practitioners to come together and share experience, skills and knowledge through specially designed workshops along with networking

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