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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“Evident dangers for the free flow of information” in the Spanish state

The latest International Press Institute (IPI) country report has found “evident dangers for the free flow of information” in the Spanish state. It has also highlighted that the lack of implementation of the 2010 Audio-visual Law provisions on the regulation of community radio is a threat to citizens right to communicate. “IPI is troubled by the Spanish government’s refusal to

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Spanish government internal memo suggest to end the recognition of community media

In response to the information published by eldiario.es an internal report from the Ministry of Industry on the call for licenses for Digital TV Platform in which it is proposed the elimination of community media from the legislation, AMARC Europe requires the Spanish government to clarify this situation.   As information published in the media suggest that the Ministry of

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Support our colleagues in Asturias

As Radio Kras, in Asturies, Spain, was preparing to celebrate 30 year on-air, they were notified of disciplinary proceedings by the regional government. Below you can find Radio Kras statement and the support letter. Support Letter Manifesto supporting the Asturian free radios Associations, organizations or groups who want to join the Manifesto can do so by copying and pasting the

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Crowdfounding to beat new Spanish Decree in DTT

The Spanish Community Media Federation (ReMC) and two community televisions (Tele K, Madrid and RTV Cardedeu, Barcelona), have launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay the court expenses that they need to denounce the Spanish government. Although the law says that all people have the right to receive information from community media (article 4 of the Audiovisual General Law, 2010), the

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