Question and Response: Free Speech


Q: What does Free Speech mean to you? Answers from Community TV Volunteers on Martin Luther King Day 2017: America! Ability to voice your opinions. A privilege My opinion matters, no apologies. A fundamental human right. Community TV. Expressing opinions without fear of punishment. Feeling safe to be able to discuss topics possibly not other … Continue reading Question and Response: Free Speech

What are your filters?


How do you listen? What is in the media you select? Are you open to discovery, conversation and engagement to be better informed or have you set our own filters to tune into those you have decided to trust or causes you decided to care about. Are you ignoring, distrusting or growing more unaware? The … Continue reading What are your filters?

Why choose symbols to express yourself


Free Speech: Symbolic protest against injustice and name calling of those that protest injustice. All lawful. If you want to be heard or make-a-difference you choose your platform and symbols and take action with the courage because there will be haters that will try to take you down, obliterate your message and derail your purpose. … Continue reading Why choose symbols to express yourself

Does copyright law provides us with a First Amendment-free zone


Whether the alleged use is a ‘political statement’ or not, whether it is a ‘parody’, or not: the decision for someone to express themselves—whether quoting a news article, an opponent or the lyrics of a Pokemon song, we must remember it is the speech of the person who chooses to make it AND considerations of … Continue reading Does copyright law provides us with a First Amendment-free zone

R/Evolution: Community Media Moment to be, or not to be


What are reasonable needs of a community of 45,000 in central CT for access to a means to create, distribute or merely view media in the public interest? The presumption of those legislatively enabling community media programs or establishing transparency guidelines has been: Reasonable need is determined based on dialogue between citizen advocates and providers, vendors … Continue reading R/Evolution: Community Media Moment to be, or not to be

How to be true to Free Speech (Parrhesia)


What is Free Speech?  Is it a prayer, picture, song, rap, poem, story, tweet, blog, flag, bumper-sticker, money or video even one captured via smart phone? Is it what a politician says to followers, a preacher to those in the pews, a conversation at dinner, a lesson in a classroom, a made for TV movie? Is the message … Continue reading How to be true to Free Speech (Parrhesia)

Sincerity and integrity are hallmarks of service: Let Us Celebrated


Behind every phrase of service is a powerful story. “How can I be of help?” she asked, “I have a good idea,” he said, You have a story to share. “Yes we can.” “We’ll do it together,” they offered. “We’ll be right here until it’s done.” “Let’s do it this way, its more fun!” “It’s … Continue reading Sincerity and integrity are hallmarks of service: Let Us Celebrated