Monday, September 26, 2011

Network 11

Network 11 is a participatory event about participatory communications.
It will take place from October 20 to October 23 at the Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital and Marine Station in beautiful Bonne Bay Newfoundland.

The purpose of the Network 11 event is to support the creation of an informal network of community groups interested in using community radio - enhanced by participatory media tools - as a vehicle for community development and community-based research.

During Network 11 a variety of sessions/workshops about the bread and butter of participatory communication processes will be held, and then reported back about on-air through a live radio broadcast. Simulcast online using Internet tools.

Participatory communication processes are designed with the goals of sustainable community development and community-based research guiding them. These processes support the growth of a culture which promotes collaboration, self-help and citizen engagement.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Feile Tilting Community Radio 2011

FĂ©ile Tilting 2011
A Celebration of Irish/Newfoundland Culture
Listen Live September 8 - 11, 2010 on 105.9 & 102.5 (Fogo Central) FM
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Monday, September 5, 2011

Participatory Media

What is participatory media?

Participatory media is:

  • any media in which the audience can also be the broadcaster

  • any media “whose value and power derives from the active participation of many people. Value derives not just from the size of the audience, but from their power to link to each other, to form a public as well as a market.”(Rheingold, 2008).

  • any media which facilitates the emergence of public voice and dialogue through active engagement with citizens of a community

Why is participatory media important?

Participatory media allows participants to express their voices, explore their identities, and connect with other members of their communities; all elements of active citizenship. (Rheingold, 2008). The ability of citizens to be able to communicate with each other helps promote democracy and good governance through the emergence of public dialogues.

Dialogue is defined as “the ongoing civil project of building collective norms and values through the broad exchange, articulation and dissemination of knowledge... dialogue has the ability to bridge asymmetries in democratic practices, by building collective norms, values and governance among diverse sectors (or “stakeholders” in the modern parlance of government) of Canadian society.” (Naylor and Dale, 2005).