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Media Justice Salon – SHOT ON CAMERA: Documenting the Police

On September 22, the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) and Champaign Urbana Citizens for Peace and Justice hosted the Media Justice Salon, SHOT ON CAMERA: Documenting the Police. We see the tensions between cameras pointed at the police and those pointing at the public and are facing the implications these situations have on free speech, community organizing, and our community safety. As community organizers and policy advocates, we have to ask ourselves, who has the right to record? shot-on-camera-small

Our September Media Justice Salon explored the use of cameras by law enforcement and organizers as a tool to document the interactions of police with community members.
Together, we learned how video is changing the way we organize, the way we are policed, and the way our stories are being heard on corporate-owned social media platforms like Facebook.

If you missed SHOT ON CAMERA, make sure to check out the presentation recording and learn more about our featured speakers:

Aaron Ammons, Champaign Urbana Citizens for Peace and Justice
Nicole Carty, SumOfUs
Priscila Neri, Witness
Harlan Yu, Upturn

Want to learn more? Check out our SHOT ON CAMERA Resource Guide!

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Previously known as Digital Dialogues, Media Justice Salons 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 member organizations to learn more about critical media issues, connect with leaders in the field, and find out how to take action. Want to learn more about how your organization can join an upcoming Media Justice Salon? Please contact Angella Bellota, Membership Organizer: [email protected]

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