A multilingual, global collaborative Internet site devoted to recording research on and connections with alternative, radical, citizens, Community, independent, militant, autonomous, media throughout the world.
Tools, strategies and tactics for using media & tech to advance a cause.
Do you want to use multimedia, online or offline tools to advance your cause? Creatively and effectively? To reach the broadest possible audience?
Do you want to create and distribute audio programmes, comic books, posters and newsletters? Set up a website or a blog to champion your issue?
Tactical Tech's "Message in-a-box" is a set of strategic guides to using communications tools for social change, together with a suite of open source tools to get you making your own media. The toolkit is designed for small and medium-sized NGOs, advocates, and citizen journalists to help them create and distribute content for their advocacy efforts while exploring the constantly evolving world of campaigning and communications.
Reclaim the Media is pleased to announce the publication of a set of full-color media heroes trading cards recognizing the accomplishments of twenty-one praiseworthy journalists, media activists, and educators
Reclaim the Media is pleased to announce the publication of a set of full-color media heroes trading cards recognizing the accomplishments of twenty-one praiseworthy journalists, media activists, and educators. The fun and informative cards are a fantastic teaching tool for students, or an exciting gift for friends, family or budding media activists.
The Media heroes being honored include historical figures such as legendary anti-lynching reporter Ida B. Wells, Newspaper Guild founder Heywood Broun, and Elias Boudinot, founder/editor of the first Native American newspaper, the Cherokee Phoenix. Also recognized are contemporary media movers and shakers, including intrepid PBS producer Bill Moyers, Paper Tiger TV co-founder DeeDee Halleck, Puerto Rican community activist Richie Pérez, and others. Organizations or collaborations singled out for hero status include news program Democracy Now!, media watch group FAIR, and the Children's Television Workshop, creators of Sesame Street.
What exactly is the Internet and what role does it play in our movement for social change? Check out this collection of must-read essays from the techie-organizers of MayFirst/PeopleLink.
What exactly is the Internet and what role does it play in our movement for social change?
In this collection of essays, May First/People Link techie-organizers explore this remarkable social movement:
analyzing its growth and character as an expression of humanity's resistance and resilience;
offering an analysis of how it impacts the progressive movement and how we should impact it;
taking up Internet issues like access, race and gender, threats to the Internet's independence and freedom, free and open source software, spam, email, security and privacy, dns and other Internet protocols;
and suggesting strategies for the use, protection and expansion of the Internet's technology.
It's a must-read for every progressive activist who participates in the Internet and a good starting point for the movement-wide discussion that has become essential.
The book features:
The Organic Internet by Alfredo López
The Political Techie by Jamie McClelland
Domain Names by Alfredo López
The Internet Protocol by Eric Goldhagen
Technical Architecture Shapes Social Structure by Daniel Kahn Gillmor
The Email Crisis by Jamie McClelland
FOSS and Proprietary Software by Amanda B. Hickman
You can download a copy of the Organic Internet on line as a pdf file or purchase printed paperback copies for $7.00
Feb 2009 - many US TVs could go blank. Help your community face the "DTV Transition" when old televisions stop working and people have to buy new tech. CivilRights.org offers flyers in 5 languages, talking points, presentations, sample letters and more.
What will happen in February 2009 when broadcasters stop their old TV signals? How can we make sure people are not shut out?
Help your community face the "DTV Transition" when old televisions stop
working and people have to buy new tech. CivilRights.org offers flyers
in 5 languages, talking points, presentations, sample letters and more.
Other [link::online DTV resources::http://www.civilrights.org/dtv] include videos, articles, reports and more explaining what's happening with digital television and what you can do about it.
Webcast archives of the April 17, 2008 FCC Hearings at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held a public, en banc
hearing hosted by Stanford Law School's Center for Internet &
Society on broadband network management practices and Internet-related
issues. The Commission heard testimony both from expert panelists,
and members of the audience who were permitted to speak directly to
the commissioners during the public comment session.
ZeroDivide™ invests in community enterprises that leverage technology
to benefit people in low-income and other underserved communities. As
a foundation, we do more than just write a check; through our
community, philanthropic and corporate partnerships, we help nonprofit
organizations find new revenue sources to become more self-sustaining.
We focus on technology. Whether the divides are social, economic,
political or cultural, it is often technology that can help overcome
these divides. Since our inception in 1998, we have invested more
than $40 million in overcoming community-building barriers. But access
to technology is just the starting point. Through mentors,
professional networks and investor forums, ZeroDivide brings a deep
knowledge of what makes a venture successful. We're collaborative,
bringing a valuable vantage point that stems from having worked with
hundreds of community-based organizations. Ultimately, we want to be
the partner that community enterprises value most.
Some basic tips and guidelines on bringing together a group to advance the role of women in media, based in experiences from who have organized similar associations in countries around the world.
Women's media associations have been founded around the world to
support women journalists. Their focus and activities vary depending on
the needs and desires of members. Some associations lobby media owners
for changes in how women are portrayed in the media. Others arrange
conferences on issues related to women in journalism. Many organize
roundtable discussions on women in the media.
you are interested in starting a women's media association, these tips from members of existing associations can help you get
Facebook social networking boosts international protest against FARC
The idea of the protests against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of
Colombia, known as the FARC, was born less than a month ago on the
social networking Web site Facebook, and more than 100,000 people in
165 cities around the world confirmed their participation.