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Future of the Internet Public Hearing: Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, 6 p.m. in Minneapolis

On August 19, Free Press, Main Street Project and the Center for Media Justice are co-hosting a public hearing on the Future of the Internet. This important hearing is a valuable opportunity for those outside of Washington to share their ideas, experiences and concerns with the FCC.
 

Cable Monopoly’s Gain Is Community Media’s Loss: Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger threatens local voices

The below is an exerpt from and article by Network Coordinator Betty Yu, featured on Fair.org.

In February, Comcast announced its proposal to merge with Time Warner Cable in a $45 billion deal between the top two US cable companies. If approved, this unified media company would control a massive television and Internet market of more than 30 million subscribers across the US’s largest media markets, including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. This merger would lead to a single company controlling roughly two-thirds of the cable market, and broadband access for more than one-third of US consumers.

The Significance of Nelson Mandela for Our Fight for Liberation in the U.S.

With the recent passing of Nelson Mandela - the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, activist, lawyer, philanthropist and former President of South Africa - we decided to ask one of our newest MAG-Net members to reflect his legacy and work. Here's our interview with Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson and Janelle Jackson of Concerned Citizens for Justice (CCJ).

Q: Briefly introduce the work of your organization.

The Devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines: The Role of the Corporate Media, Climate Change & U.S. Militarism

An interview with Bernadette Ellorin of BAYAN USA

Q: Briefly introduce the work of BAYAN USA and your organizing work in the U.S. and in the Phiippines.

The Devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines: The Role of the Corporate Media, Climate Change & U.S. Militarism

An interview with Bernadette Ellorin of BAYAN USA

Q: Briefly introduce the work of BAYAN USA and your organizing work in the U.S. and in the Phiippines.

When the Internet is Under Attack, Stand Up Fight Back!

Crossposted from Media Mobilizing Project

On Saturday, October 26th, I traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the largest protest against surveillance ever held. The diversity of voices and tactics coming together that weekend to fight mass surveillance gave me hope that this movement can gain enough momentum to challenge the online centralization of power. To give you a sense of what I learned, here is a day by day account, with a list of what you can do to help protect privacy at the end.

Q&A with Sabrina Roach: On the Power of LPFM Community Radio and Media Justice

Q: Can you tell me briefly how you got involved with LPFM and community radio?

MAG-Net Member Action - #VeteransDay Social Media Dialogue: Broadening the conversation on the War at Home and Abroad

Our MAG-Net member, Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) is working on a social media campaign to shift the dialogue around this upcoming Veteran's day, from one that implicitly supports war by avoiding any conversations of its costs towards a frank conversation on how U.S. militarism tears at the fabric that bonds our communities and has real impacts on peoples lives. 

We invite all of our MAG-Net members and allies to join in this social media dialogue.

MAG-Net Guide to the 2013 Allied Media Conference

Check out these sessions, caucuses, and events that feature MAG-Net members, partners and allies. Stay in touch during the conference - Join the Twitter Conversation by following us @mediaaction and Tag #mediajustice #AMC2013

THURSDAY, JUNE 20TH- NETWORK GATHERINGS

10:00AM - 5:00PM

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