Posts Tagged: community media

Council of Europe community media leaflet

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Resources.

Council of Europe

  The Council of Europe recognises the value of community media as a source of local content, cultural and linguistic diversity, media pluralism, social inclusion and intercultural dialogue. It endorses the commitment of community media to media and information literacy, through the development of critical and creative thinking and active Read more +

Community Media News – November 2018, Issue #20

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Community News, Radio Industry.

In this edition, we bring you details of the Community Media Association’s AGM on Saturday 8th December, share the CMA’s response to the Radiocentre’s report: on small-scale radio, ask for your views to progress the development of small-scale DAB Licensing. We have news of this year’s Charles Parker Prize, we Read more +

Community Media News Issue #19

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Community News, Funding.

It’s been a very busy month, and in this edition of Community Media News we report on the DCMS response to the industry consultation on the development of Small Scale Digital Audio Broadcasting. We also share news of events across the UK, Mapping Community Media, Rethinking Digital Inclusion and discounted tickets for RadioTechCon. There is news from Awaz Read more +

The Community Media Conference, Saturday 15th September, Sheffield

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Education, Events, Radio Industry.

The dust eventually settled after the 2018 Community Media Conference which was a tremendous success and a huge well done to all who attended and participated. Approximately 150 people attended the event and the feedback received has been very good. The weekend started on Friday 14th September with a social event at community arts Read more +

Ofcom awards four new community radio licences

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Licensing, Radio Industry.

Ofcom has announced the award of four new community radio licences in England and Northern Ireland. The new stations will serve communities in Coleraine and Larne in Northern Ireland, and York in North Yorkshire. Community radio services are provided on a not-for-profit basis, focusing on the delivery of specific social Read more +

New podcast explores UNESCO’s World Radio Day themes

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Community News, Education, Radio Industry.

Dom Chambers, Station Manager at Somer Valley FM and CMA Council member,  has posted a new edition of his Third Sector Show podcast ahead of UNESCO’s World Radio Day.  The 7th annual World Radio Day this year highlights the links between sports and radio and asks how sports journalism might better Read more +

Benefits of community media recognised in the New Year Honours

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Community News, Radio Industry, TV.


The importance of community media has been recognised in the New Year Honours. Mary Dowson, of Bradford Community Broadcasting, and Martin Parry, of Swindon Viewpoint were both awarded The British Empire Medal, a division of the MBE, which is granted in recognition of meritorious civil or military service worthy of Read more +

Community Media Tours

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Radio Industry.

East Coast FM

Dom Chambers has taken an active interest in the UK’s community broadcasting sector since joining the CMA Council in 2011. Each year he tours the country to identify and celebrate how various organisations are delivering grass roots and community media. This not only helps share best practice but his visits Read more +

Media Against Hate – project launch

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns.

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 +

Sell-out success for the Community Media Conference 2016

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Events.

Community Media Conference 2016

Volunteers, students, and professionals who are passionate about improving their communities met in Birmingham on Saturday 10th September, to learn from, and inspire, one another. The event was the annual Community Media Conference, and those who came represent small independent radio stations, TV channels and publishers from all over the Read more +

Hereward Television to Benefit From High-Tech Skills Taught to Local Citizens

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Community News, Training, TV.

Media training resource for Peterborough and the Fenlands gets ‘thumbs-up’ from the Charity Commission Hereward Media took a huge step towards meeting its long-term objectives this week, as the Charity Commission approved its application to become a registered charity. The media training provider will introduce high-tech skills to those seeking Read more +

Community Media Conference 2016 – Join us on Saturday 10th September –

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News, Events.


The Community Media Conference 2016 is the premier community media event in the UK and open to everyone involved in and interested in community media and community radio. Presented by the Community Media Association and hosted by the Birmingham School of Media (Faculty of Arts, Design & Media) at Birmingham City University on Saturday 10th Read more +

Community Media Survey 2016

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News.

The CMA is delighted to have received so many responses to the Community Media Sector Survey 2016. Our thanks go out to over 100 organisations who took the time to complete the survey and share details about how they operate. The responses will help the CMA to support its members Read more +

2016 Community Media Sector Survey

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Radio Industry, TV.


The Community Media Association (CMA) is delighted to publish the 2016 Community Media Sector Survey. Information collected through this survey will help the CMA to provide the best possible support, both to our members and for the development of the sector overall, and to understand and communicate the value of Read more +

12 Tips for YouTube

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Resources.

Youtube wallpaper

YouTube provides a strong platform for viewers where stakeholders can get an insight of your organisation’s brand and activities. It is a high profile platform that can drive community media channels forward and generate exposure to wider audiences. Keep your videos short when you first start out as today’s viewers Read more +

12 Tips for Facebook

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Resources.

Facebook on the Move

In Community Media having a Facebook organisation page will take you a long way, in terms of improving the reputation of your organisation. We have compiled a list of 12 tips that will make you consider or apply knowledge for Facebook in order to reach out to the wider community. Read more +

General Election Press Release

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Funding, Policy.

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.