Ministry of Communications cancels the operation of community radio stations throughout Brazil

Just days before the arrival of extreme right wing Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency of Brazil, outgoing Brazilian President Michel Temer, suspended the licenses for about 130 community radios across the South American country on the last day of his government. The decision was published on 31 December 2018, without time for a public debate on the matter. The Ministry of

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Respublika! – Experiments in the Performance of Participation and Democracy

The catalogue for “Respublika! – Experiments in the Performance of Participation and Democracy” (2019), edited by Nico Carpentier and published by NeMe, reports on the Respublika! project, initiated and curated by Nico Carpentier and co-organised with NeMe and CCMC. The catalogue highlights the 18 Respublika! art projects, through project narratives, artist interviews and more than 200 photographs and can be accessed freely here.It also

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Voices Against the G20 in Argentina

Buenos Aires, November 27, 2018The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters AMARC- Argentina, with the support of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, joined the Collaborative Coverage of the People’s Summit convened by the Confluencia Fuera G20 FMI, in coordination with other networks such as the National Network of Alternative Media and popular communicators from a wide social spectrum. Sally Galiana travelled

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BFR challenges the regulator’s decision for berlin frequency

The German Federal Association of Free Radios (BFR) has expressed their disappointment at the decision of the Media Council of the Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg granting broadcasting licenses for non-commercial radio operations on the 88.4 MHz VHF frequencies in Berlin and 90.7 MHz in Potsdam in a way that the members of BFR feel gives preference to the Berlin broadcasters at the

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Rumania: primeras licencias para radios comunitarias

Technological changes, high connectivity, and participation all fits in a bucket For the first time in Romania, two community radio station licenses have been issued in the framework of the European project Grassroot Wavelengths. The new high-tech FM stations will broadcast in, engage with, and serve two remote villages of Romania. The Grassroot Wavelengths consortium innovates both the technologies and

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