AMARC Europe at the EPRA Meeting in Edinburgh May 2017

Community media were invited by EPRA to take part in their meeting in Edinburgh 17th to 19th of May 2017 and present community media initiatives focused on media literacy. The invitation took place after lobbying by AMARC and CMFE in Dublin, and AMARC president, Michael Nicolai, President of AMARC Europe, represented community media with the support of CMFE as one of the speakers on the

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The Discursive-Material Knot. Cyprus in Conflict and Community Media Participation

One of the friends of community media in the academic world, Nico Carpentier, has just published a new book looking into the role and experience of Community Media in conflict resolution in Cyprus. Innumerous scholars—Cypriots and non-Cypriots alike—have taken on the study of the Cyprus conflict and the attempts of its transformation into a more peaceful and nonmilitarized situation. But never before

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Civil Media Conference

AMARC board member and WIN representative Xenia Helms attended the 8th Edition of Civilmedia17: UnConference for Community Media & Civil Society and #mediana-Konferenz taking place from 15-17 June in Salzburg, Austria. The almost exclusively German speaking event under the title “Mach mit, mach’s nach, mach’s besser” attracted around 150 radio enthusiasts and professionals from about 11 Countries, including the countries

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Youth engagement in community media: A study of learning processes in community radio in Spain

Isabel Lema Blanco, AMARC Europa, CUAC FM, Universidade da Coruña. This article presents the results of the research project, «Youth and third sector communication in Spain»[i] conducted in 2014-2015 by fourteen researchers, members of the RICCAP research network[ii]. The project was granted by the Queen Sofia Centre for Adolescents and Young People.   Ambition The aim of the project is

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Minority Languages and Free Radios meeting in the Basque Country 28-30 June 2017

Pueblos – Bakea eta Duintasuna Elkarteak (Association for Peace and Dignity), Radio Antxeta Irratia and Arrosa Sarea (Network of Basque Free Radios), has organised the meeting called “Minority Languages and Free Radios” from the 28th to the 30th of June.  This is a follow up to an initial AMARC Europe meeting held in the European Parliament in Brussels in October 2013. This

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