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the 1st CMFE Conference and General Assembly will take place in Nicosia
from today and until 19 November, marking the first major event
organized directly by CMFE with the the support of the 'Europe for
Citizens' programme, co-organised and hosted by the Cyprus Community
Media Centre (CCMC), with the organizational support of the World
Association of Community Radio broadcasters (AMARC) and International
Media Support (IMS) for the /Community Media and the Arab Spring panel.
/The event is now glad to welcome new supporters for the initiative:
apart from European Union under the 'Europe for Citizens Programme
2011', European Commission Representation in Cyprus and the United
Nations Development Programme, Action for Cooperation and Trust in
Cyprus (UNDP-ACT), we have the pleasure to add the Goethe Institute in
Nicosia, Cyprus, the World Association of Community Radio broadcasters
(AMARC) and International Media Support (IMS) who will respectively
provide another venue for the conference in the Buffer zone and
financial support for the /Community Media and the Arab Spring panel./
It has been a year of tremendous growth for CMFE, that now counts a
total of *90* members from *23 *European countries: *39* Individual
Members and *51* Organizational Members, of which *25* are (National)
Federations. Among its affiliate members it counts also individuals and
organisations from Africa, Asia and North America.
The Nicosia conference will be one of the key community media events of
this year in Europe, expected to bring together over *100 *conference
participants from all over Europe and include members from North America
and a special plenary on Community Media and Arab Spring, organized by
World Association of Community Radio broadcasters (AMARC) in
collaboration with CMFE, and support of IMS and the Europe for Citizens
Programme (EACEA) that will bring together key activists from the Middle
East and North Africa.
Five plenary session will include *24* contributions, where parallel
sessions and workshops are expected to deliver a further *43*
contributions. Representatives from the media regulatory authorities
from Albania, the Czech Republic, Cyprus and United Kingdom will be
participating to the conference, as well as key representatives from
civil society in Cyprus, UNDP, UNAMA, AMARC Europe and AMARC International.
In this occasion CMFE will be convening its 2011 ordinary General
Assembly on *17 November 2011 *at *10.00am* at the Home for Cooperation
Conference Room, Home for Cooperation, located at the Ledra Palace
Grounds in the UN Buffer Zone of Nicosia, Cyprus.
**> Abstracts book */*(pdf, 920 kb)*/
**> Conference Programme /(pdf, 320 kb)/*
Live from the conference
*For those not able to attend the conference, we are glad to inform that
the plenary sessions will be streamed live.
> Live streaming of plenary sessions <http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cmfe>
> Conference blog <http://cypruscommunitymediacentre.wordpress.com/>
> Live conference updates <http://cmfe2011.posterous.com/>
It will be also possible to comment on Facebook
<http://www.facebook.com/cmfe.eu> and Twitter
<http://twitter.com/#%21/cmfe_eu>, where live updates will be posted.
Looking forward to hear from you, especially if you were not able to
come this year.
on behalf of the 2011 CMFE Conference Committee
Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE)
CMFE is a network of policy experts, organizations and federations, which aim to support the role of Community Media in Europe.
Registered in Belgium as an International NGO, business n.0822992342
Supported by the EU under the 'Europe for Citizens Programma 2011'
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