The Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) is a national constituency-based action network organizing to improve media conditions where we live, work, and play. Coordinated by the Center for Media Justice, MAG-Net features a national media justice organizing table of leaders that anchor the network.
Together, network staff and anchors organize, educate, and mobilize a national affiliate membership of community organizations to achieve ten media justice organizing goals:
OUR TEN-POINT MEDIA JUSTICE ORGANIZING PLATFORM
- We want full enforcement of the communication rights of all people; with regulatory, constitutional, and human rights protections for people of color, incarcerated people and their families, students, immigrants, rural communities, LGBTQ communities, women, Native communities, low-income families, low-wage workers, and other vulnerable communities.
- We want diverse and democratic media ownership and an end to corporate personhood and media consolidation so that a handful of powerful corporations do not control what we read, watch, and listen to.
- We want fully funded and community-owned media infrastructure, with public investment and franchising agreements that create good jobs, increase community-controlled development, and strengthen local economies.
- We want media policies that recognize communication and digital rights to access, affordability, and accountability as key human rights in the 21st century.
- We want Internet policies and regulation that keep the Internet affordable and open, ensure universal access, increase social and economic equity, and protect vulnerable consumers.
- We want digital platforms and technologies that are free of indiscriminate surveillance and racial profiling, with real transparency and privacy protections that reduce criminalization and extend human rights and constitutional protections.
- We want full funding for arts, cultural programming and public broadcasting, and the integration of arts and media literacy into our public education system.
- We want transparency in decision-making and mechanisms for meaningful participation by those directly impacted by communications policy.
- We want transparent mechanisms through which to hold corporations and government accountable for respecting and upholding our digital rights.
- We want full and fair representation in news and pop culture, with truth and accuracy in reporting, and journalism standards that ensure our stories are told and our voices are heard.