CMFE Experts Group 2013
The work of CMFE is also advised by members with in-depth expertise on European community media with the input of the CMFE Experts Group that consists of the Board of Directors plus the members listed below. To contact any individual member of the group please mail the coordinator of the group christer.hederstrom (a) cmfe.eu
Senior lecturer in Radio at the University of Tampere and the editor-in chief of Radio Moreeni, the only university radio station in Finland (2004-). A founder member and vice chair of Finnish Community Radio Association (2007-). Member of a pan-European research team on digital radio, (DRACE) (2004-). Research interests include media policy, political economy and social shaping of the new media delivery technologies. Former news journalist, producer and market analyst at the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) (1989-2004).
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Managing Director of Community Media Solutions, a not-for-profit media development agency. President of AMARC (World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters) from 2003 to 2010. Also served on the international council of IFEX (International Freedom of Expression Exchange). Publications include "Broadcasting Voice and Accountability: a public interest approach to policy, law and regulation" (University of Michigan Press) and "Community media: a good practice handbook" (UNESCO)
Associate Professor at the Communication Studies Department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB - Free University of Brussels) and Lecturer at Charles University in Prague. Also an executive board member of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and was vice-president of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) from 2008 to 2012.
Holds a PhD from Goldsmiths College, University of London and is the Director of the Center for Media and Communication Studies at the Central European University in Budapest. Teaches in the Departments of Public Policy and Political Science. Primary research interests include comparative media policy, political economy of the mass media, alternative and community-based media, radio studies, civil society and media reform movements, and media for development. Produced radio programs and organizing media campaigns for the past twenty years and helps build community radio stations with the Prometheus Radio Project (USA).
Assistant Professor at the Institute of Journalism and Social Communication of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland. Author of the book Radio studenckie w Polsce (Student radio in Poland). Nowadays her research interests centre on community media. Member of the editorial board of the Polish journal Media-Kultura-Komunikacja Spoleczna (Media-Culture-Social Communication).
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Lecturer at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University, teaching and researching citizen media, communication policy, and technological change. Chair of the Community Communication Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). Practical background as journalist, media activist, and communication rights advocate, and CMFE Board member 2006-2011.
Director of EMPOWERHOUSE, providing an online meeting ground and capacity building site for community radios. Active in the budding community radio movement in Denmark since 1980, co-founder of Denmark’s first women’s community radio, and on the team pioneering community TV in Denmark in 1985-1987. Worked with community media as community development platforms in many of more than 60 countries. On the steering committee of the first AMARC conference 1983, on the board of WIN Europe during the 90s and managing UNESCO’s to date biggest media development project in Mozambique. Having an extensive international community media network upon which her most recent book builds: EMPOWERMENT RADIO – Voices building a community .
London, United Kingdom
Senior Lecturer in Community Media in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at London Metropolitan University, a member of the Community Media Association of Great Britain and of the Community Communications Section of the IAMCR. For over ten years an evaluation consultant to community media training projects funded under the EU’s Grundtvig programme and currently for COMAPP.
Director of Open Channel Berlin 1985-2008 and former chairman of BOK Bundesverband Offene Kanäle (National Association of Open Channels). Publisher of the BOK Newletter Community Media News.
Journalist and a specialist in Spanish community media. The General Coordinator of Spanish Community Media Network (ReMC) and participates in Radio Ritmo Getafe. Also writing her thesis in Complutense University, about a comparative study of how different European al Latin American countries have regulated the Third Media Sector.
Bad Eisenkappel, Austria
Managing director of COMMIT developing trainings and research projects for the community media sector. Responsible for two studies for the Austrian media authorities on community media policy in five European countries and on the public value of community media in Austria. Worked as an expert for the Council of Europe’s report on “Regional Media and transfrontier co-operation” and has specific research interest on media in multilingual societies. Founding member of the CMFE Board 2004-2011
Núria Reguero Jiménez
Journalist and researcher at the Communication Institute of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (InCom-UAB, ). Coordinates the UNESCO Chair in Communication InCom-UAB and is member of a R&D team studying the impact of the DTT in media pluralism. Teaching communication theories at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). Master of Advanced Studies in 2010 with a thesis focusing on the evolution of Community Media in France, Spain and UK (activity, claims and public policies). Member of CMFE Board 2008-2011
In London 2004-2011 a PhD research project on 'The development of Community Radio in Britain under New Labour (1997-2007). A member of the Community Media Association (UK) since 2004, joined CMFE in 2006 and was elected Secretary in 2007. Member of the CMFE Board 2008-2013. - Visiting Lecturer in Media Studies at the School of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster (2005-2007), a Lecturer in Community Media at the Department of Applied Social Sciences, London Metropolitan University (2007–2008) and a Lecturer in Media Policy at the European Union Institute, Marmara University, Istanbul (2008–10). Since September 2012 Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Communications at Maltepe University, Istanbul.
Journalist, worked as a correspondent in South-Eastern europe or research associate at the Berlin University of the Arts, coordinator for several European radio projects and media trainer. Engaged in community station Radio CORAX and the Association of Community Radios in Germany (BFR). The MARS [CoE's/EU "Media Against Racism in Sport" programme] coordinator for CMFE (2011/2012) and will now continue the task within the subsequence programme: " MEDIANE – Media Exchanges for Diversity Inclusiveness, Anti-racism and Non-discrimination in Europe" (2013/2014).
CMFE Working Groups
The work of CMFE is also organized by working groups that cover a number of areas of activitiy of CMFE.
- Mapping & Ratings WG
- Digital Radio WG
- Community Television WG
- Czech Media WG
- CMFE Governance
- CMFE Funding
- CMFE Membership
- CMFE Communications