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Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE)
Region: Western Europe
Founded in 2004, Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) represents networks, national federations, projects and individuals active within the Third Media Sector often called community media, at the European level.
CMFE’s work is driven by an active board, which leads on implementation of programmes together with an expert group and collaboration with likeminded organisations around issues.
CMFE’s vision is “A society where community media are recognized and supported as important inclusive sites for dialogue, debate and learning, owned by the communities, and where all citizens have access to freely address issues of concern.”
CMFE’s mission is to advocate for community media in Europe, and thus raise awareness of the contributions of community media to media pluralism, democratic participation, and development. This mission includes efforts to obtain legal recognition of the 3rd sector on a European and national level, secure funding opportunities and entertain dialogues with European bodies, provide links to research and activities that foster support, exchange and cooperation with independent civic media initiatives.