community media

Community Media Survey

February 10, 2010
The link below is to a survey being collected by the US organization, Free Press. Although it is intended to assess community media in the United States, Waves of Change would be interested in getting international responses.
If you are a community media organization, please fill out on the freepress web site, but also please send a copy to

Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy

November 2, 2009
"The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy is a group of 17 media, policy and community leaders. Its purpose is to assess the information needs of communities, and recommend measures to help Americans better meet those needs.

Montes de Maria Colectivo de Comunicacion

September 7, 2009
Chilca, one of the students of the Escuela Audiovisual Infantil frames the shot. Photo from Tomando Conciencia

Council of Europe Adopts Community Media Declaration

February 13, 2009
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted on 11 February 2009 the Declaration on the role of community media (CM) in promoting social cohesion and intercultural dialogue, you will find the text in English and French attached.

Community Media Study Released by Council of Europe

September 8, 2008

The Council of Europe recently released a study, 'Promoting social cohesion. The role of community media', authored by Peter Lewis.
The pdf is located at:

Community Media in the Prosumer Era

April 11, 2008

This is an interesting theoretical piece by Ellie Rennie, who was one of the presenters at the Community Media Summit in
Korea last fall.