December 2, 2016 marked the 250th anniversary of the world's first freedom of press and access to information law. A quarter of a millennium ago, Sweden's Parliament passed the law that abolished state censorship and gave people the right to access unpublished information.
The week before the November election, international community organizer Paul Born visited Vermont to answer the question of how we make long term social change happen. He described the importance of Deep Community, places where doors are open between people, times when we share our stories, and experiences that involve taking care of each other and working together for a better world.
Beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8th, Vermonters interested the outcome of this year’s local, state and national elections can tune in to Channel 17/Town Meeting Television’s “Local Votes 2016” program airing live on Comcast and BT Channel 17 and 317. Special coverage will also be streamed live on www.CH17.TV.
On Tuesday, November 8, Burlington voters will be asked two questions related to the redevelopment of the Burlington Town Center mall. We've produced several programs this month that might help you decide where you stand.
An interactive program guide, HD channels, video on demand, improving local PEG channel quality, are just a few examples of this agreement meeting community needs for the creation and distribution of locally produced media. Creatives, citizens, nonprofits, activists and local municipalities all avail themselves of community access services. The support of Burlington Telecom for the work of local community access centers shows a continued support for the citizens and residents of Burlington.
The Vermont Press Association is sponsoring "Debate Sunday" to allow voters a chance to hear the candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general on Sunday Oct. 23, at St. Michael's College. All candidates for the three statewide offices are invited to the event, which is being held in conjunction with the St. Michael's College Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts Department.
SPECIAL NOTE. CHANNEL 17 TV FEEDS ARE DOWN FOR SCHEDULED BUILDING MAINTENANCE. WE EXPECT TO BE BACK UP BY 2 p.m. on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22.