We are looking forward to the nineth NL meeting of people interested in the practice
    of participatory community media.

    A new twist is we are planning a stand alone one day virtual chat using internet radio
    and social media as our medium.

    Reaching Out for Network 19:

    Network 19 is scheduled sometime in October to December. The internet radio website
    is www.ruralcommunities.net

    This year - and building on the unconference methodology of the first gathering in 2011 -
    we will be reaching out globally for suggestions.

    To participate by phone (or ask questions or make written comments) contact mallary@ryakuga.org
    To become a Skype participant request contact from Skype name ryakuga
    We would like to hear reports from ongoing community media initiatives and/or have a chat
    about anything dealing with community media.

    Network 19 is the unfunded and virtual annual unconference of NL community media volunteers
    (founded at the Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital in 2011).

    Over the years we have added volunteers from internet radio and community television;
    we are also reaching out to community newsletters and community social media.

    Some program ideas discussed so far include:

    1. Marconi 20/20:

    2. Chats with NL community media: VOBB; Radio Bell Island; Miawpukek; Coastal
    Community Radio; BAY TV; BBS, and more.

    3. Discuss corporate foreign ownership of our media.

    4. Continue to discuss civic participation and community media.

    Click here to read Mallary McGrath's 25 Reasons to Support Community Media.

    "Community radio has proved to be one of the best media of communication and agenda setting
    at the grass-root level."

    (UNESCO, Good Governance, 2005)