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Freedom of Information: Our Latest Media Justice Salon

On June 26, the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) hosted a Media Justice Salon: Freedom of Information: Exposing Surveillance & High Tech Policing. Guest speakers included Hamid Khan from the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, Matt Cagle from the ACLU of Northern California, and Rend Smith from Working Narratives.  Together, we discussed the proliferation of high Read more

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Communities of Color in California Push Forward Net Neutrality Bill

Civil rights groups, including the Center for Media Justice (CMJ), applauded the agreement between California legislators yesterday to move forward with a bill which would ensure the strongest state-level net neutrality protections in the nation. After the original version of SB 822 was gutted in a committee hearing two weeks ago – in a move Read more

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“A Lifeline for Families”: Advocating for Prison Phone Justice in D.C.

Rallying support behind the Inmate Calling Technical Corrections Act (S.2520), the Center for Media Justice and members of our Media Action Grassroots Network – including Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (UCIMC) and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights – joined other criminal justice reform leaders for a Prison Phone Justice advocacy day at the U.S. Senate yesterday. Read more

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Team Media Justice Shows Up for Net Neutrality in D.C.

Continuing the fight for a free and open internet for people of color and poor people nationwide, community leaders from the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) arrived on Capitol Hill yesterday to urge Congress to save net neutrality. Participation in the national “Day of Advocacy,” organized by Public Knowledge, Center for Media Justice and other allied Read more

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Steven Renderos Delivers Testimony for Net Neutrality in California

This afternoon in Sacramento, CA, our Organizing Director delivered a version of the following words during a hearing on California’s net neutrality bill, SB 822:  Members of the Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee, I’d like to thank you for giving me an opportunity to offer some remarks today. My name is Steven Renderos and I’m Read more

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A Rejuvenating Week in Detroit

At a time when our communities and movements are under seemingly continuous attack, media justice leaders nationwide gathered at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit this June for an inspiring, cathartic, and ultimately rejuvenating week of community building. From our annual Membership Assembly on day one of the conference to the dozens of workshops led by Read more

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Exposing Surveillance and High Tech Policing

Law enforcement’s ability to surveil our communities and collect our information is rapidly expanding. New government surveillance efforts and predictive policing programs are popping up constantly and being justified in the name of protecting public safety. Yet nearly all information about how these tools are used is withheld from the public, and agencies refuse to Read more

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Team Media Justice at the Allied Media Conference

The Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) is holding its annual Membership Assembly at the Allied Media Conference this week! Our Membership Assembly, happening June 14th in Detroit, is the largest convening of the year and will unite dozens of members from around the country to strategize and strengthen the movement for our digital civil rights – Read more

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Get On the Bus for Net Neutrality!

This Tuesday May 29th we’ll be matching Comcast and AT&T’s lobbying power in Sacramento by speaking up and showing lawmakers our support for SB 822, California’s comprehensive Net Neutrality bill. SB 822 is the strongest Net Neutrality bill in the country, and the large Internet Service Providers are spending millions to try and stop it. Read more