The Community Media Association is conducting a quick survey into the relative value of different sources of income, other than grants and contracts, for community radio stations. We are particularly interested in supporters’ subscription schemes, ‘friends of’ arrangements and paid memberships. Only Q1 is compulsory and you are free to Read more +
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March 21st, 2017 Media – in all their forms – play a crucial role in the shaping of identities, in the promotion or inhibition of dialogue, solidarity and recognition. Which strategies and tools can empower counter-narratives and challenge mainstream perceptions of refugees, of migration, of marginalized groups in general? The Media Read more +
World Radio Day partners: How to get involved UNESCO invites all radio stations and supporting organisations to sign up to join in on 13 February for World Radio Day 2017, a chance to celebrate radio and how it helps shape our lives! Radio is still one of the most dynamic, Read more +
Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) is partnering with the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), ARTICLE 19, Media Diversity Institute (MDI), Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA), Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi Emergenti (COSPE) and Community Media Institute (COMMIT) in the Europe-wide campaign Media Against Hate, to counter hate speech and discrimination Read more +
For those of you who were able to attend the CMA’s Community Media Conference this year, you will know that one of the principal discussions concerned the role of community media as an essential partner in enabling and improving social change and wellbeing. Although I don’t come from CM I Read more +
The digital revolution has brought media production into the hands of many people, but not always the opportunities to create, share and consume content on community-owned, not-for-profit platforms. Not content with simply being the audience, or subject matter, communities around the UK want to tell and distribute their own stories. The Community Read more +
“We are delighted that our project, Feeling Sound has been shortlisted as one of the People’s Projects for our region” writes Lucinda Guy of Soundart Radio. Feeling Sound is just one of five selected projects who may receive up to £50,000 of funding from the Big Lottery. It’s up to everyone Read more +
Community radio stations across the UK are set to benefit from a package of changes that will help them thrive and continue to provide a valued radio service to their local communities. Current rules mean there are strict financial limits in place on how much income the 217 community radio Read more +
Community radio and transnational encounters A note by Peter Lewis & Caroline Mitchell, December 2014 The HERA-funded, three-year Transnational Radio Encounters (TRE) project (https://transnationalradio.org/) has now entered its second year. TRE’s seven partners, from the UK, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands, have been looking at the way radio has been Read more +
To CMA Members RE: BBC CMA Media Day I am aware that many of our members have been contacted by their local BBC stations to get the ball rolling on this exciting project which is the first time the CMA and BBC will work together on a national pilot. This Read more +
DCMS has published its consultation on community radio. The deadline for responses is 23rd April 2014. Below is the link to the consultation document: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/community-radio-consultation We urge you all to respond to this consultation, whether as a licensed station or other interested party, and where possible to copy your response Read more +
Media plurality is about the information that people consume on a daily basis, which informs their views and perspective on the world. ‘Media plurality’ means having a diversity of viewpoints available and consumed across the media. In line with Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport Read more +
The Community Media Association actively campaigns to ensure a better deal for Community Media. We do this by making sure that Government, Ofcom and other key stakeholders are aware of the Community Media sector’s perspective on key policy issues. In this section you can find out more about our achievements, Read more +
Among its activities to mark World Radio Day 2012, UNESCO has launched a new good practice handbook with case studies of community media from around the world.
UNESCO has proposed the date of 13th February as World Radio Day to raise awareness about the importance of the medium, facilitate access to information through radio, and enhance networking among broadcasters.
A new one-stop knowledge resource for the third sector has been launched to bring together evidence on subjects that include policy, social and economic impact and funding and will help inform the work of researchers, policymakers, academics, frontline service providers and other VCS stakeholders across the country.
Developing talent and skills for the Creative Industries is vital for the future of these industries and the whole of the UK economy. The Creative Industries Council has tasked Skillset to look into this
essential component for Growth.
The Fiery Spirits Community of Practice has launched a new handbook packed with inspiring stories about how communities are preparing for and coping through difficult times.
Individuals can have their say about the future of informal adult community learning, by responding to a new NIACE online survey by 31 October 2011, as part of the government’s review of informal adult
The Government has opened a 12-week consultation on proposed new policy directions for the Big Lottery Fund.
The Big Society Award has been created to recognise individuals, groups or organisations that are demonstrating the Big Society in their work or activities.
A consultation on the strategy to support charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises has been unveiled by Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society.
The Community Media Association gives its full support to two campaigns to “Save The Arts” in the UK.
Please contact your local MP and get them get them to sign the Early Day Motion 88 on local television that was tabled by Austin Mitchell MP.
Employers and workers are being asked to help Skillset shape the
future of the sector by taking part in the largest consultation of the
Creative Media Industries.
The Community Media Association calls on all prospective MPs to back the community radio sector and other forms of community media in the new Parliament by recognising the economic and social impact of the sector and supporting strategies to increase the resources available.
With the General Election taking place on Thursday 6th May, now is the time for CMA members and our supporters to call on the major political parties to commit to increasing the size of the Community Radio Fund and to include funding for local and community television.
“Making good society”, the final report of the Carnegie Trust’s Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society has now been launched.
Volunteering England has created an independent Volunteer Rights Inquiry to look at volunteers’ experiences.
The Digital Switchover Help Scheme is working with a number of community radio stations and Hospital Radio stations in switchover areas to help raise awareness of the switch to digital television.