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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.
 

Net Neutrality, Indian Country and the Digital Divide

By Traci Morris, crossposted from Homahota Consulting

One of the biggest stories in the news last week was Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality is defined by the Federal Communications Commission as “Open Internet;” although they make no mention of platforms or services. The FCC does not currently havejurisdiction to regulate the internet; hard to believe isn’t it?

Time To #CAPComcast #IVoteNo

Communities in Philadelphia and around the country have had it with Comcast.

High prices and constant rate increases.  Bad service and little choice.  Now, Comcast wants to buy Time Warner Cable – which would combine the country’s #1 and #2 cable and internet companies and create a single giant media monopoly.  This means more expensive service, far less competition, and fewer outlets for alternative and independent viewpoints in our communities.

Had enough?

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?

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