• Minority and Migrant language audiences, approaches and policies, nearfm Dublin, and Antxeta Irratia, Basque Country,

    This research was carried out by Alekzandra Zák and Inaki Irigoien with the CMFE (Community Media Forum of Europe) as partner in the Council of Europe’s Project   Language Policies For Diverse Audiences

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  • Language Jewels

    Language Jewels

    Tuesday Jan 13th, 20th and 27th at 3pm “I’ve listened to the first Language Jewel and I’m not going to wait until this time next week to listen to the next one! It’s a really interesting documentary and you’ve arranged the interviews in a seamless manner.”- Dr Deirdre Kirwan, Principal , Scoil Bhríde Cailíní Language Jewels is a three part series which follows the experience of Scoil Bhríde Cailíní, a primary school based in Blanchardstown that has passed in a […]

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  • An Irish Sanctuary

    An Irish Sanctuary

     An Irish Sanctuary: The History and Natural History of the North Bull Island is a 3-part series which looks at the fascinating history and natural history of the North Bull Island, home to over 1100 species of organisms including plants, insects, birds and mammals. In winter the island holds more than 35,000 wildfowl including internationally significant numbers of the iconic Brent Goose. It also plays host to thousands of human visitors each year who come to take in the rugged […]

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  • Local Club Football History

    Local Club Football History

    In this series, Dave Hooper explores the history of 3 local Dublin football clubs who have all had recent success. Local Club Football History brings you on a historical journey of three of Northside Dublins most recognisable football clubs. The series captures the essence and community spirit which upon the clubs were founded, and recounts the triumph and adversity each club has tasted. Told through the voices of the key men and women in each club, Local Club Football history […]

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  • Research Finds Many Community Benefits Provided By NEAR FM.

    Research Finds Many Community Benefits Provided By NEAR FM.

    DCU student, Jack O’Dea,  carried out some research to analyse the impact NEAR FM has on the Northside of Dublin. In his dissertation, the fundamentals of community radio were outlined, the objectives and foundations of the practice and the possible future of the concept.  This research was qualitative in order to gain an insight into the workings of the people who have liaised with NEAR FM. Two groups of interviewees were questioned, to ensure a broad understanding of the organisation. […]

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  • CAPTCHA – Community Radio Archives

    CAPTCHA – Community Radio Archives

    Tune into Near FM this Thursday @ 3.30pm for a special one hour programme on CAPTCHA – the EU wide community media archiving initiative. Listen to Radio Corax, in Germany as they discuss radio archives. The Show is bilingual, Helen Hahmann talks to Ralf Wendt, project coordinator of Radio Corax about his ideas around archiving, the archiving infrastructure and archiving approaches of Radio Corax and what is being archived and which fascinating radio archives already exist? Ralf Wendt is Programme […]

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    Wish you all a very happy new year from all of us at the UNESCO Chair on Community Media, University of Hyderabad! Nearfm wishes you a very happy New year too   http://uccommedia.in/news/tag/unesco-chair-on-community-media/

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  • The Album show

    See  the diverse mix for 19 years Albums of 2014 

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  • Minority and Migrant language audiences, approaches and policies, nearfm Dublin, and Antxeta Irratia, Basque Country,

    This research was carried out by Alekzandra Zák and Inaki Irigoien with the CMFE (Community Media Forum of Europe) as partner in the Council of Europe’s Project   Language Policies For Diverse Audiences

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  • Language Jewels

    Language Jewels

    Tuesday Jan 13th, 20th and 27th at 3pm “I’ve listened to the first Language Jewel and I’m not going to wait until this time next week to listen to the next one! It’s a really interesting documentary and you’ve arranged the interviews in a seamless manner.”- Dr Deirdre Kirwan, Principal , Scoil Bhríde Cailíní Language Jewels is a three part series which follows the experience of Scoil Bhríde Cailíní, a primary school based in Blanchardstown that has passed in a […]

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  • CAPTCHA EU Culture Initiative

    CAPTCHA EU Culture Initiative

    What is CAPTCHA? In November 2013, community radio activists from Austria, Germany and Ireland met with academics from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, to launch a project about how community media can best use and develop online archives. The necessity of sustainable archiving has been a subject of discussion for the civil media community for a few years now, and the project, called “CAPTCHA – Creative approaches to living cultural archives,” aims to provide new insights on how to […]

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  • “Liam Brady to feature on Near FM football series” – Radio Today 27/11/2014

    “Liam Brady to feature on Near FM football series” – Radio Today 27/11/2014

      Irish soccer legend Liam Brady is to feature in a local football history series on Dublin community station Near FM. Brady – who was once assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland football team, during Giovanni Trapattoni’s reign as manager, and who is a frequent contributor to RTÉ Televisions football coverage – hails Whitehall in Dublin. In the Near FM programme, he tells the story of the beginning of his football career with St.Kevins Boys. St.Kevins feature along with Raheny United […]

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  • “Hats off to Near FM for their tilt at the EU monster” – Irish Independent 19/04/2014

    “Hats off to Near FM for their tilt at the EU monster” – Irish Independent 19/04/2014

    In a column like this, you tend to fixate on the big stations – understandably, I suppose, as those are nationwide, have the broadest reach and the deepest impact on the radio landscape. Still, it’s nice to focus on smaller stations from time to time, so hats off this week to Near FM. A community station based in North Dublin, it makes a very refreshing change from the usual local radio, which is mostly computer-programmed pop music with little content […]

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  • An Irish Sanctuary

    An Irish Sanctuary

     An Irish Sanctuary: The History and Natural History of the North Bull Island is a 3-part series which looks at the fascinating history and natural history of the North Bull Island, home to over 1100 species of organisms including plants, insects, birds and mammals. In winter the island holds more than 35,000 wildfowl including internationally significant numbers of the iconic Brent Goose. It also plays host to thousands of human visitors each year who come to take in the rugged […]

    Continue reading »

  • Local Club Football History

    Local Club Football History

    In this series, Dave Hooper explores the history of 3 local Dublin football clubs who have all had recent success. Local Club Football History brings you on a historical journey of three of Northside Dublins most recognisable football clubs. The series captures the essence and community spirit which upon the clubs were founded, and recounts the triumph and adversity each club has tasted. Told through the voices of the key men and women in each club, Local Club Football history […]

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  • Research Finds Many Community Benefits Provided By NEAR FM.

    Research Finds Many Community Benefits Provided By NEAR FM.

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