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D.C.’s pending body-camera law, with strong civil rights protections, has passed an important hurdle — but it isn’t final yet.

Last Week,  Washington D.C.’s Council gave a first vote of approval for new body-worn camera rules that, if enacted, would give the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington D.C. some of the strongest body-worn camera policies in the nation. The new rules would not only make footage available to the public and press, but would also Read more

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WFNU Frogtown Community Radio is almost here

We have a historic opportunity to put the voices of Frogtown, the most racially diverse neighborhood in St. Paul, on the air. But we need your help. WFNU Frogtown Community Radio is the product of almost four years of organizing (with support from many MAG-Net members!) around the idea that community-owned media can be a Read more

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MAG-Net Media Justice Salon: Connection Over Profit: Our Fight to Close the Communication Gap

On October 28, the Media Action Grassroots Network launched its first Media Justice Salon. Previously known as Digital Dialogues, Media Justice Salon’s are interactive webinars that highlight top line media and communication policy issues that impact our communities. Media Justice Salons are a great educational opportunity for network members to learn more about critical media Read more

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‘Minority Report’ Is Real — And It’s Really Reporting Minorities

This article was originally posted on Mic.com and written by Jack Smith, Malkia Cyril is quoted in the article.  …… “One hundred percent of the time, the suggested intervention at a hotspot is more police, and there’s a lack of imagination or interest in any other possible approach,” Cyril told Mic. “It gives police a Read more

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A Police Body Worn Cameras: A Police Scorecard

The Center for Media Justice and others worked with the Leadership Conference and Upturn to produce this great report check it out! In the wake of high-profile incidents in Ferguson, Staten Island, North Charleston, Baltimore, and elsewhere, law enforcement agencies across the country are rapidly adopting body-worn cameras for their officers. One of the main Read more

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Many Police Departments Have Dismal Body-Camera Laws

This article was originally posted on the Atlantic and written by Robinson Meyer. It has been reposted with their permission. In the past year, protestors and activists have accused the U.S. police departments of systemic racism and abuse. The nation has an app for that: Police body-worn cameras. Since last fall, outfitting every cop on Read more

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Children With Incarcerated Parents Played Key Role in Phone Justice Victory

This piece featured at Truthout by Brian Dolinar features the work of MAG-Net anchors Generation Justice, Voices for Racial Justice, and Urbana-Chamaign Independent Media Center in bringing the voices of children with incarcerated parents before the FCC in its recent regulation of the prison phone industry.   Earlier in October, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted Read more

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Join us in Philly, Make Comcast Pay it’s Fair Share!

This is it! MAG-Net Member, the Media Mobilizing Project and our friends in Philly have their last chance in 15 years to make Comcast pay its fair share in Philly – and respect the hometown consumers who have made it one of the most profitable companies in America. – and respect the hometown consumers who Read more

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Once-in-a-Generation Chance to Strike a Great Deal with Comcast

 This is an was originally posted on Phillymag.com and is from guest writers Hannah Sassaman and Gretjen Clausing. Thousands of Philadelphians live their lives online. Coordinating with coworkers. Connecting with family. Pursuing education. Searching for affordable healthcare. Maybe reading this blog, getting the information we need to make our city better. But Philly has the highest Read more

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The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens and Teens

Check out this study done by Common Sense Media, on young people’s use of media and technology in the U.S. According to the report, they researched young people ages 8 to 18, and looked at their level of enjoyment, frequency of use, and amount of time devoted to a wide array of media activities and Read more