What's at stake in the fight for Net Neutrality? Bitch Magazine spoke with Lauren Wilson of Free Press, Malkia Cyril of the Center for Media Justice, Jennifer L. Pozner of Women in Media and News, and Althea Erickson of Etsy. LISTEN HERE
The current FCC Network Neutrality proposal, will hurt smaller websites, independent artists, musicians and social justice advocates. Read the comments submitted by the Media Action Grassroots Network.
From our friends at CompassPoint, "UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising," provides a unique opportunity for a conversation about systemic fundraising challenges & how nonprofits can break the cycle. READ THE REPORT
In September, our Regional Academy series is coming to Minneapolis, Minnesota and Oakland, California. Stay tuned for more details and information on how to register.
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 & see what the Network is up to. CHECK IT OUT
Featured Blogs & Dispatches From the Field
This week on CounterSpin: The New York Times' David Carr says "nothing much good was happening in Ferguson until it became a hashtag." It's naïve to think that media attention to the police killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown is enough to address the crisis it represents, but Carr's not wrong that it was the Internet and not corporate media that put the story on the front burner. We'll talk about Ferguson and media with Malkia Cyril of the Center for Media Justice. Read more »
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 »
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