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  • The Migrant Voices production team and trainers

    Migrant Voices

    Migrant Voices is a series of three programmes produced by trainees who participated in Near FMs community radio training. The training equipped trainees, all from a migrant background and living in Ireland, with the knowledge and skills to produce their own radio programme on a topic of their choosing. The trainees were split into three production teams. The training culminated with the trainees completing a QQI Level 3 in Media expression and producing three half hour programmes to be broadcast […]

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  • Migrant Radio

    Migrant Radio

    Tune into Migrant Radio, starting  Monday July 2nd at 2pm and running for three weeks on Near FM.  These programmes have been produced by a group of enthusiastic trainees and cover a diverse range of topics, from cultural diversity to health, technology, migration, direct provision and many others. You will have the opportunity to listen to interesting interviews, vox pops, round tables and all that while enjoying a variety of musics from around the world. Remember Migrant Radio will be broadcast […]

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  • Ethical Media for Active Citizenship – The EMAC project

    Ethical Media for Active Citizenship – The EMAC project

    The proliferation of mass media and new technologies has brought about decisive changes in and challenges to human communication processes and behaviour. The change in the media landscape has also impacted the role and social, professional and ethical responsibilities of journalists. These changes in the role that media plays in the life of citizens has highlighted the importance of responsible media reporting. Media communicators and audiences now face the task to separate facts from fiction in media texts. However, it […]

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  • Near FM launch Documentary Seminar

    Near FM launch Documentary Seminar

    Near FM have launched the Near Documentary Seminar. Taking place on Saturday September 29th. Early bird tickets now available. Join us for the Near Documentary Seminar on Saturday, September 29th 2018. Register now for the early bird rate! In this one day intensive workshop you will gain a basic understanding of audio documentary construction. Learn key skills and get advice on idea formation, finding the right contributors to tell your story, interviewing, creating a narrative, production/post-production hints and tips and use of […]

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  • Launch of Near Archive

    Launch of Near Archive

    Near FM to launch new Digital Audio Archive in Coolock Library on Wed Nov 16th You are cordially invited to the official launch of the Near Archive in Coolock Library on Wednesday, 16th November @ 6.30pm Near Archive will be officially launched by Dr Pauric Travers, chairperson of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.  Also speaking at the event will be City Archivist, Dr Mary Clark and Chairperson of Near Media Co-op, Vincent Teeling. This will be followed by a short demonstration of the Near […]

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  • EurEval


    EurEval is a partnership with Near FM and the community radio station Dublin South FM, Ireland; BCB, Bradford, UK; Radio Eskilstuna, Sweden; Commit, Austria; Arci Novaradio, Florence, Italy; Radio Enlace, Madrid, Spain; Radio Student, Maribor, Slovenia; Fréquence-Sillé, France; Syndicat National des Radios Libres, France (Coordinateur). This Erasmus + project runs over two years until summer 2016 and involves data collection and analysis for a guidebook on a job skills portfolio for volunteers, two training events (one in France, one in Austria) for staff and volunteers working in community radio stations as well as  […]

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  • YouEditEU (Young Editorial Teams Europe)

    YouEditEU (Young Editorial Teams Europe)

    Erasmus + Transnational Strategic Partnership in the field of Youth. In 2015 and 2016 NearFM in partnership with the community radio station Tilos Radio in Budapest, Hungary; Radio Valekas in Madrid, Spain and Radio Wüstewelle in Tübingen, Germany are working on a joint project that involves training and production of programmes with young Adults aged between 18 and 26.  Each station develops editorial teams to report on current affairs with a focus on European topics. As part of the project the participants meet in […]

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  • Speaking Up for a Change!

    Speaking Up for a Change!

    The first national series as part of Craol’s Speaking Up For A Change advocacy project will be launched on the 25th February in the Mansion House, Dublin. As a result of the Speaking Up For A Change project 270 people over the age of 55 across the country are producing radio that makes a difference. For more information on the project, check the Speaking Up for a Change website. These 270 participants are drawn from active retirement groups, men’s sheds, […]

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  • Understanding Media for Active Citizenship UMAC

    Understanding Media for Active Citizenship UMAC

    Understanding Media for Active Citizenship UMAC aims to create a toolbox to collect media literacy infused resources and methodologies that the project partners are using in their own community media training courses and workshops. The toolbox will be shared on an on-line platform that would allow other community media trainers to use the collected resources throughout their training to enhance their trainees’ ability to decode the media text and understand how media works. This project is funded under Key Action 2 […]

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  • SMART Training for all

    SMART Training for all

    In 2013, six European community radio organisations got together to share their training knowledge and resources and offer them in the shape of an on-line resource to all other community radio trainers. The SMART project, funded by the Leonardo Transfer of Innovation fund, allowed the trainers to adapt and experience specific activities and methodologies for three target groups: vision impaired/blind participants, migrant women and trainees with learning difficulties. Community radio trainers face the challenge of facilitating high quality training in […]

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