Erasmus+ Speaking Out Loud

Speaking out loud - Empowerment through community based media


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 - (Download Handouts: Presenting a Radio programme/PodcastRadio documentaryRadio drama) and organized meetings. 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)




Desi Radio:

+++ 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:

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


We are hiring!

The Cyprus Community Media Centre is hiring a part-time Administrative and Finance Officer to be in charge of the financial and administrative operations of the CCMC as well as the administrative and financial management of the EU funded project ‘Unspoken: Creating Dialogue on LGBTI Rights in the Turkish Cypriot Community’ led by CCMC.

The application deadline is Sunday, October 30 2016, 6pm. 

Please click here for the job description and specifications.

Community Media Cyprus Policy Conference Invitation

Esteemed colleagues and friends:
You are cordially invited to the Cyprus Community Media Center (CCMC) for the Community Media Cyprus Policy Conference on Tuesday,13 October, from 9:40 until 14:50.
You may find the Agenda at the end of this article.
CCMC has been working with Civil Society Organizations, Experts and Stakeholders who will be present and participate in the presentation of a feasibility study and a policy paper that aims to promote Community Media in Cyprus. 
You may access both papers via this link , examining the SocialTechnical and Legal dimensions.
The conference aims to discuss the policy with the community and stress the importance of community media and of having a proper policy in place for community media.
The conference will go on from 9:40 to 14:50 on Tuesday the 13th. A light lunch and drinks will be provided.
We look forward to seeing you at the Community Media Policy Conference. 
Directions to reach CCMC: CCMC is situated next to Goethe Institute / Fulbright, right before Ledra Palace hotel, opposite Chateau Status. Contact CCMC / RSVP: +357 22662269 / .
Many thanks and kind regards,
Orestis Tringides
Project Coordinator (CCMC)
The conference is part of the "Your Voice in Europe" project with the support of the European Commission Representation in Cyprus and implemented by CCMC. The opinions expressed do not necessary reflect those of the Representation, nor of the EC.
9:40 - 10:00 - Registration and Coffee
10:00 - 10:15 - Welcome / Opening remarks (on behalf of CCMC Board - speaker TBA).
10:15 - 10:30 - The European Commission Representation in Cyprus and the role of Community Media (Short speech by the Representation - speaker TBA).
10:30 - 10:45 - Your Voice in Europe project: Presentation of Aims, Activities and Results (Mr. Orestis Tringides, YVIE Project Coordinator)
10:45 - 11:15 - Presentation of Community Media Feasibility Study for Cyprus (Legal, Social, Technical) (Venetia (Venia) Papa)
11:15 - 11:25 - Break 10’
11:25 - 11:55 - Presentation of Community Media Policy Paper (Legal, Social, Technical) (Dr. Christophoros Christophorou).
11:55 - 12:25 - Discussion
12:55 - 13:25 - Media Literacy and Community Radio (MYCYradio) Activities Presentation (CCMC Team, and/or OT).
13:25 - 13:50 - Presentation of activities and results of “Demystifying Europe” Radio Show (Rosie Charalambous, journalist)
13:50 - 14:20 - “What’s in for me?” Volunteer MYCYradio Broadcasters talking about their Community Radio experiences (Open for all MYCYradio Volunteer Broadcasters)
14:20 - 14:50 - Discussion
14:50 END

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