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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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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Awards to three Andalusian community radios for their work and commitment to citizens

The current affairs series Acercando la ciudadanía (Approaching citizenship) from Onda Color has been awarded with the Andalusian Government’s First Prize of Andalusian Local Audiovisual Communication on 29th December 2014. According to the Ministry of Presidency, the jury has awarded Acercando la ciudadanía on the category of news radio programmes -particularly contents devoted to the 2014 European elections- “for promoting citizens’ participation, with explanations that were transparent, didactic

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