On 12-13 November 2012, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC Europe), in partnership with the Center for Media and Communication Studies of the Central European University and the Hungarian Federation of Free radios, organised a workshop on “Public Policies and Media Pluralism, the Future of Community Radio in Central and Eastern Europe” in Budapest.
Representatives from community radios, national regulatory authorities, and academics discussed the challenges related to the development of the community media sector and to the freedom of expression and pluralism in Central and Eastern Europe and the ways to tackle them.
The EPRA Secretary as well as a representative from the Croatian regulatory authority participated in the event and presented their activities. The regulation of Community media is on the agenda of the upcoming EPRA meeting in Jerusalem. The representatives from AMARC had participated in the 35th EPRA meeting in Portorož, in May 2012.