“In an Information Age, where the collection of big data is becoming both routine and profitable, the potential for 'supercharged' discrimination must be countered with supercharged democracy." As the White House releases a new report on big data, what do the findings mean for communities? READ MORE HERE.
The Media Action Grassroots Network is now on Instagram! Join us to share stories of how issues of media rights, access and representation are impacting your community.
"Moving the Race Conversation Forward" is a report by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation that aims to reshape and reform the way we talk about race and racism in our country.
COMING SOON: From East, West, Southeast, Southwest and the Midwest, MAG-Net Anchors and members will be coming to the Bay Area on July 21st-23rd to talk about the past, present and future of the Network. It's a time of celebration, reflection and deep planning. Follow #mediajustice to catch all the action! More details coming soon.
SAVE THE DATE: On September 29th, our Regional Academy is coming to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Stay tuned for more details and information on how to register.
Featured Blogs & Dispatches From the Field
From protest songs, to news stories, to campaigns for social change, our community has long understood that the right and power to tell our own stories is critical in our fight for human dignity and equality. Network Neutrality rules, also known as open Internet protections, are critical to the fight for equal rights. Read more »
On Thursday May 15th the Federal Communications Commission is set to vote on a proposal that would give corporations like Verizon and Comcast the power to create a fast lane and a slow lane on the Internet. Read about why this fight has major implications for communities of color. Read more »
Cable Monopoly’s Gain Is Community Media’s Loss: Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger threatens local voices
Critics have rightly argued that if the merger is approved, customers will experience less choice and higher cable bills as a result of increasing media monopolization. What tends to fly under the radar in this debate are further dangers that disproportionately impact underserved communities: the merger’s likely impact on media diversity and community-based media infrastructures, and Comcast’s ongoing attack on organized labor Read more »
“InSecurity: Race, Surveillance and Privacy in the Digital Age” Sponsored by New America Foundation, the Center for Media justice and the Consumers Union