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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AMARC launches a fundraising campaign to help rebuild community radios in Nepal

  Montreal, May 5, 2015. On April 25, Nepal was struck by an earthquake of 7.9 in magnitude. The damages are extensive and numerous aftershocks have complicated search and rescue work and the delivery of humanitarian help. The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) expressed its solidarity with the people of Nepal and mobilizes its network to support them.

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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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Spain: Radio Nava at risk of closure in Asturias

Radio Nava (Asturias, Spain) has started a campaign on the webpage Change.org to avoid the 30.000 Euros fine imposed by the Spanish Ministry of Industry. The radio station has been charged for using an unauthorized frequency (only 3 community and free radios in Spain have legal licenses to broadcast). Besides the legal actions that this community radio is preparing, the Asturian

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