Another “understanding media” partner meeting took place in Brno, Czech republic where training activities of RadioExpert.org take place. Even though theory and practice sometimes don´t match there are no questions about meaning of training Roma kids and teenagers how to be DJs and radio moderators.
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The next meeting of the project partners of ‘understanding media’ will take place alongside the CMFE General Assembly “Media Diversity for Democracy” in Brno, Czech Republic from the 4th through the 5th of October 2013.
Participants will arrive on the 3rd and leave on the 6th, so we have enough time to discuss our topics as well as the future administration of the learning partnership itself. We are looking forward to the meeting, since there are also “leftovers” to discuss from the Strassbourg meeting, which dealt mostly with dissemination of results.
The partners met in Strasbourg, France on invitation of SNRL to learn about ORCEL, the training body attached to the federation and get in contact with members of the European Parliament to disseminate results of media education efforts by Community Media across Europe in general and specifically the results of the “understanding media” learning partnership.
About 100 Community Media, Free Radios and other citizen broadcast outlests came together in Montpellier, France to hold the General Assembly of AMARC Europe and a meeting on media literacy and education work by CRAOL in Ireland in the context of the European learning partnership ‘understanding media’
Plenary sessions and workshops were held on the following topics in the surroundings of mediterranean, yet sadly rainy Montpellier:
Transradio: How to challenge binary stereotypes in the current media landscape
How to deal with binary stereotypes in the educational efforts of Community Media around Europe and how to achieve a more open and inclusive approach in our societies in general – and specifically in the national and supranational media landscapes of the European Union and it’s international partners. Read more
The third meeting of “understanding media” is underway at the Conseil Regional Languedoc Roussillon in Montpellier, France. There are different events and discussions planned, one of them being
“Certified Community Radio and Media Literacy courses in Ireland”Community radio training is recognized and certified in Ireland. This workshop will look at the module descriptor in Ireland and allow participants to discuss the possibilities of achieving certification for their training in their own countries. There will be also a practical workshop with media literacy activities that participants could then adapt to their own needs. The workshop will be held bilingually in English and Spanish. It will be moderated by Sally Galiana and Jack Byrne from CRAOL, Ireland.
Participants are looking forward to that session as well as others in the coming days and are hoping for better weather in the meditteranean in the middle of may.
– The understanding media meeting in Tübingen –
Experts on media education from nine European community radio stations and associations came together at Freies Radio Wüste Welle in Tübingen on February, 18th and 19th to talk about media and media literacy training. A fruitful and informative exchange on media training tools and approaches ensued and set the stage for a promising learning partnership in the coming 18 months… What is media literacy and in what way are it’s basic principles incorporated into the advancement work of German community radio stations in general and especially of Wüste Welle Tübingen? The meeting provided some input on theory and practice of media training and was designed to leave lots of room for discussion and exchange. Ronald Senft, the training co-ordinator for the alternative educational association of Bildungszentrum Bürgermedien (BZBM) talked about media education in Germany and the work of the BZBM. He focussed on the consolidation of cross-border training co-operation between media educators in different states. The BZBM is supporting media training in community media in four south-western German states including Baden-Württemberg. Senft had some exemplary numbers to illustrate the way means for education are distributed in the sector.
Preparations are on the way to meet at “Freies Radio Wüste Welle” in Tübingen, Germany on February 18th and 19th. The meeting will be about the German approaches to media literacy training. Participants will learn about the basic seminars in Tübingen as well as other community radio stations in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. Experts from the field of media education will lead discussions on what media literacy means for people of all ages and cultures in today’s Europe.
There will be opportunities to try out learning tools already used in German media education and a lot of room for discussion and networking.
Updates will follow soon…
On November 12 and 13, 2012, the kick-off meeting of the project took place in Budapest, Hungary.
We came together at the “Central European University” in Budapest for a meeting on media literacy trainings as a means of strenthening community media development and media education in Central and Eastern Europe. The meeting took place as a public forum entitled “Public Policies and Media Pluralism – The Future of Community Radio in Central and East Europe”. Read more