Posts Tagged ‘Català’

Newyddion Cyfryngau / Media News


Dyma straeon cyfryngau iaith lleiafrifol yng nghylchlythyr Mercator y mis hwn

Here are the minority language media stories in the Mercator Newsletter this month :

Reprieve for Irish Language Broadcasting Fund

Galicia, Brittany and Wales request own domain names from ICANN

Catalan hospital TV is launched

Welsh and Breton bands win Nòs Ùr song contest

Free Welsh Language Digital Album Launched


Newyddion Mercator Cyfryngau / Mercator Media News


Bydd cylchlythyr Rhwydwaith Mercator yn cael ei gyhoeddi dros y dyddiau nesaf. Dyma’r straeon Cyfryngau sydd ynddo. Gallwch ddarllen y cylchlythyr llawn yma.

Os hoffech chi danysgrifio i’r cylchlythyr yna anfonwch ebost at mercator [at]

Mercator to present report on minority media at FUEN Congress, Pecs

The Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN) have designated 2008 the year in which they will focus on the “Fundamental Right to Media”. As part of this the Mercator Institute for Media, Languages and Culture have written a report on the current state of minority media in Europe. This will encompass an overview of the media situation and the judicial and civil rights foundations for the fundamental right to media in ones own language. It will also give recommendations for future developments and actions in order to further minority media in Europe.

The 53rd FUEN Congress will be held in Pécs, Hungary from the 22-25th May 2008. Full details can be found here.


Catalan media moves on apace with new web-only radio station and a broadcast agreement in Sardinia

The Catalan audiovisual media corporation CCMA continues to build on its reputation as being at the vanguard of minority language media. In February it launched its first web-only radio station – CatClàssica – which broadcasts 24 hours a day. This adds to their already impressive range of public radio programming through Radio Catalunya.


The corporation also announced in April that it had signed an agreement with Alguer Television in Sardinia in order that the main television channel TV3 can be viewed in the Catalan speaking enclave of Alguer.

5 companies bid for Welsh press funding
Five tenders have been submitted to the Welsh Books Council who shall distribute the funding of £200,000 (€250,000) a year for 3 years towards the development of the Welsh language press. This sum is seen by many commentators as insufficient to produce a daily newspaper as was initially hoped.

The five companies include a bid from Dyddiol Cyf, the company that has been working towards establishing a Welsh language daily for many years, alongside a bid from Golwg, a Welsh language weekly news magazine. Other bids include two bids from Trinity Mirror who run two English language dailies in Wales, and a bid from Y Cwmni Newyddion (The News Company) which is comprised of several ex-BBC journalists.

A decision will be made on the funding at the end of May, with work expected to commence on the new publication/website immediately.

Llygedyn o obaith i ieithoedd Ffrainc? / A glimmer of hope for the languages of France


Mae cylchgrawn ar-lein Nationalia a gyhoeddir gan ein chwaer sefydliad CIEMEN yn Barcelona yn adrodd fod peth cynnydd i’w gael o ran trafodaeth ar roi cydnabyddiaeth deddfwriaethol i ieithoedd “rhanbarthol” Ffrainc (gweler y llun).

Mae Ffrainc yn un o’r unig wledydd yn Ewrop sydd heb gadarnhau y Siartr Ewropeaidd ar gyfer Ieithoedd Lleiafrifol a Rhanbarthol, gan roi’r rheswm ei fod yn erbyn eu cyfansoddiad. Mae hyn felly yn gam ymlaen, er ei bod yn parhau’n amheus y bydd y drafodaeth yn esgor ar ddeddfu ystyrlon ym maes ieithoedd lleiafrifol yno.

The online magazine Nationalia, which is published by ourt sister organsisation CIEMEN in Barcelona, reports that some progress is being made in the public discussion at least for securing new legislation to give some official status to the so-called “regional languages” of France (see image).

France is one of the only European states not to ratify the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages. It has been plainly stated that these discussions will not mean any consideration ofratifying the Charter. So, these discussions represent a big step forward, but any concrete legislative progress remains on unsteady ground for the time being.

langues regionales