Speaking out loud – Empowerment through community-based media

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Examples of best practices from Austria, Cyprus and the United Kingdom

Community-based media is an important way to make voices heard. It is the media produced by the community for the community. Using the medium of radio, everyone can get involved. Our Erasmus+ project aims at building the capacities of people who are involved in community media (volunteers as well as staff members). As the three participating organisations have expertise in gender, migration, and conflict resolution there was an intense exchange on those topics and on how to incorporate them into our work.

What did we do?

One main outcome of the project was the exchange of knowledge and practice between the organizations on the topic of working with volunteers and different training methods. Therefore we met in Vienna (Austria), Nicosia (Cyprus) and London (United Kingdom) and conducted workshops – especially for women and migrants (Presenting a Radio Programme/Podcast, Radio Documentary, Radio Drama – download pdf) and organized meetingss. We created sustainable partnerships and contacts as we set common ground on how to work jointly on building the capacity and significance and empowering potential of community media.

During our transnational meetings we interviewed each other, as well as other organizations that work in the three fields. We used our media skills and produced short broadcasts to get a broader picture on gender, migration and conflict resolution.

Now we want to share it with you. Listen to the broadcast, begin a conversation about the topics and become a community media activist by yourself!


1. INTRO: The Global Feminist Movement(s)
2. Frauen*solidarität/Women’s* solidarity

CYPRUS: Nicosia

4. INTRO: Cyprus – A Divided Island
5. Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC)
6. Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR)


7. INTRO: Southall and Immigration – a long history
8. The Panjabi Centre
9. Wycombe Sound

Find out more about the broadcasts in our booklet (download pdf).

Contributors to the CD:
Claudia Dal-Bianco (Frauen*solidarität), Ann Kaye (Desi Radio), Amarjit Khera (Desi Radio), Natalie Konyalian (CCMC), Petra Pint (Frauen*solidarität), Claudia Temper (Frauen*solidarität)


Frauen*solidarität: office@frauensolidaritaet.org

CCMC: info@cypruscommunitymedia.org

Desi Radio: info@desiradio.org.uk

+++ Erasmus+ promotes open access. Therefore, there are no restrictions for the use of the media outputs. +++

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Project partners „Speaking out Loud!“: Frauen*solidaritätCyprus Community Media Center, Panjabi Centre – Desi Radio

The project is funded by:
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