Council of Europe declaration on the role of community media in promoting social cohesion and intercultural dialogue

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The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted the declaration on the role of community media promoting social cohesion and intercultural dialogue:

English Declaration

Declaration français

The Community Media Forum Europe has been working as an observer with the Group of Specialists on Media Diversity (MC-S-MD) of the Steering Committee on the Media and New Communication Services (CDMC) of the Council of Europe since December 2007 and contributed actively to the drafting of this Declaration, cooperating
closely with AMARC Europe.

We are pleased to see the positive results of this work and are convinced that the declaration can support the further development of community media across Europe.  This declaration surely helps strengthen the position of community media in national regulatory and legislation processes, with regard to, for example financial support and access to communication infrastructures. It also strengthens the presence of community media on European policy level.

Please help distribute the document to community media organisations in your home country! The Council of Europe and the Ministers of Culture of the 47 member states need and deserve attention for this positive outcome.  Please inform CMFE of publications, either on websites (links) or in newsletters, so we can then inform the Council of Europe.

For questions, don’t hesitate to contact CMFE via one of the contact persons below.

Kind regards,

Pieter de Wit,
President CMFE

Nadia Bellardi
Vice-president CMFE

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