Barcelona Cultura
La Veïnal

La Veïnal

La Veïnal proposes the creation of a web-based television channel that will become a comprehensive grassroots communication tool with a community approach, while at the same time representing a new television model which guarantees freedom of expression and the right to information for all of Barcelona’s inhabitants.

Today, more than ever, media corporations play a decisive role in the construction of subjectivity. Fundamentally, they achieve this through information hegemony and the control they exert over communication processes. This dominant model leaves very little room for people to exercise their inalienable right to information, to participate in the production and dissemination of content, and to take charge of the different languages and formats of communication.

Within this context, a shift in the cultural hegemony arising from the neighbourhoods and communities themselves becomes necessary and appropriate. We believe it is essential to create a new participatory, communicative and popular paradigm that will generate social narratives which explain the things that happen to us, both as individuals and as a society.

To facilitate this change, we propose the creation of a web-based television channel that will become a comprehensive grassroots communication tool with a community approach, while at the same time representing a new television model which guarantees freedom of expression and the right to information for all of Barcelona’s inhabitants.

Communities, organisations, social collectives and schools from every territory will become the real protagonists of this new audiovisual medium. We, the collectives that are launching and carrying out this proposal, will work to support and facilitate the content production tasks through participatory video methodologies.

This project is a proposal that is being developed and promoted collaboratively by ten participatory video collectives from the city of Barcelona. As of now, we are: Càmeres i Acció, El Mirador, El Parlante, Fora de Quadre, La Mosca TV, Neokinok, Paso a Paso, Quepo, Teleduca, and Ubutv.

If you would like more information about the proposal, the dossier that we have compiled together is available at this link.

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