CMFE has responded to the 'Public Consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules' as published 5 December 2013. In her response CMFE calls for "Community Media (CM) around Europe face difficulties in acquiring licenses for on line services (e.g. on demand, archive, added programming, live streaming) because license holders refuse to differentiate tariffs between commercial, consumer directed services and non-commercial, citizens directed services. License holders don't take into account that CM are meant to serve specific groups of citizens, mostly on a small scale base, often directed to a specific local area (e.g. city, region, municipality, neighbourhood).
Even if these CM-services are technically reaching out beyond this specific target groups because of the 'borderless' nature of the Internet, CM should not be charged fees as if they provide commercial services, which, by nature, seek an as large audience as possible, so profiting from the ‘borderless’ nature of Internet.
The 20th International Festival of Local Televisions will be held from June 18th to 21th 2014 in Košice, Slovakia. The festival is organized by the City TV Foundation.
This Festival is another excellent way to meet local TV enthusiasts from all over Europe and to view all kind of interesting local TV productions.
The deadline for entries is the 30th of April 2014.
Please find details at the festival's site: http://www.festival.sk/2014/en/ifolt
The 4th International Citizen Media Award intends to honor tremendous international work in the field of citizen media and its products in the categories “Video” and “Audio” that have been created by private, non-commercial producers. The award distinguishes the dedication of citizens of all countries and their audiovisual products and their reporting concerning locally, regionally, globally and socially relevant topics. An expert jury awards the prizes in the categories Video and Audio.
This year's topic: "Work-Life-Balance. Reconciling Work and Family Life"
The event, held on Saturday 29th March last in Dublin, focused on a number of different issues related to the importance of media literacy, including the relationship between democracy and media literacy, media ownership and the impact of media on political attitudes.
Commissioner Vassiliou wished the Media Literacy Conference every success and made the below statement.
From 26 unil 28 march 2014 Lisbon is the host city for the 2nd MEDIANE European Encounter. 112 european participants from different kind of media coming together to discuss and take action for more diversity inclusiveness in the media. First time there are also participants from distance follow the event in 14 different european cities to watch the video livestreams at the MEDIANE Streamsite.
A step closer to digitalization for small-scale radio
February 24th the first transmissions with the digital radio system DRM+ went on-air in Stockholm. The test trial is run with a DRM+ transmitter on the FM band 97.0 MHz with a power of 500 Watts. The first six months test trials are made in consultation with the Telecom Authority in Sweden (PTS)
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