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Recently a TV crew from Finland interviewed Henry Loeser, RadioExpert director, about his thoughts on community media. Henry shares his personal and professional opinions about the role of community media in modern democracies.
RadioExpert & Roma Youth Radio Project recently organized a video skills workshop for Roma youth at the Roma Culture Museum in Brno, Czech Republic.
RadioExpert has launched a scientific research project to measure the reasons why citizens particpate in community broadcasting in Austria. In cooperation with various stakeholders, the project will survey the thousands of producers creating content for the Austrian community radio and televisions.
Community and commercial radio stations in the United Kingdom have much in common. Amongst these similarities is the need to survive and prosper by selling advertising. Despite this fact UK community media operators should resist being covetous of the commercial advertising paradigm and remember the main difference in their mission - one is here to serve, the other to profit. This difference may in fact be their greatest advantage.
The school year is coming and it also means that Roma Youth Radio project continues in Brno. We are ready to make further steps to development of real radio at IQ Roma Servis.
The conference organizers are excited to announce first keynote speaker of Brno ´13 Media Diversity for Democracy prof. Vinod Pavarala, UNESCO Chair on Community Media and social scientist from India.
A lot of new Low Power FM radio stations is going to start emerging from October in larger U.S. cities. The Federal Communications Commission will after a decade of studies and lobbying finally begin giving licenses to Low Power FM in urban areas. Applicants have to send their applications to the FCC between October 15 and October 29. LPFM was originally approved by Congress in 2001 only to rural areas because of concerns that these stations would interfere with full-power broadcasters in urban areas.
Illustrative photo, source: http://www.prometheusradio.org/