Communal Alternative Media Committees
The Communal Alternative Media Committees are participatory bodies within the Communal Councils, designed as a space designed to promote the creation of alternative communication media with community residents, such as communal newspapers, permanent cafes, community radios, talking radios, or communal blogs. In addition, these Committees intermediate between the information channels of the Citizen Assemblies. Among its functions are also the training and democratization of communication spaces.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- embedded in the constitution/legislation
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision