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2016 Annual Report on Media Rights & Justice

Leaders of the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) convened in Oakland, California, April 7th and 8th, 2016 as part of MAG-Net’s annual Governance Retreat. Read the report here.

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Letter to Mayor de Blasio on Queens Murders

The Center for Media Justice joined Muslim Advocates & 35+ organizations urging NYC Mayor de Blasio to thoroughly investigate the tragic murders of two Muslim men in Queens, New York.

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MAG-Net’s Annual Membership Gathering at the Allied Media Conference

On June 16th, MAG-Net member organizations from across the country gathered at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit for our annual MAG-Net Membership Assembly. We were lucky to have Highlander Research & Education Center help lead our convening, which celebrated our collective victories, deepened our knowledge of #MediaJustice, and built power for future campaigns and Read more

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Foundation Maps for Media Funding

Media Impact Funders and Foundation Center have launched a new mapping and research tool that reveals the full scope of philanthropically-funded media projects worldwide since 2009. The map features multiple search functions and displays to assist you in exploring funding trends, funder and grant recipient networks, funding by region, and much more.

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How a unique community radio station serves listeners in Appalachia

AS FAR BACK as Kelli Haywood can remember, Appalshophas been a part of her life. The storied arts, media, and education center was founded in 1969 in her hometown of Whitesburg, a small county seat in the coalfield of eastern Kentucky. The first play Haywood ever performed in was led by Appalshop’s traveling theater troupe. Read more

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BREAKING DOWN RURAL – URBAN BARRIERS

Check out this great profile of MAG-Net anchor Appalshop in the Daily Yonder, below is a snippet of the article and you can read the whole profile here.    The two creators of the Exchange, Art of the Rural‘s Savannah Barrett and Appalshop‘s Josh May, answered some questions for us recently. If you are, like me, not in 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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2015 Heroes & Villains of Human Rights and Communications Surveillance

Malkia Cyril was recently named one of 2015 Heroes & Villains of Human Rights and Communications Surveillance by Access, an organization that according to their mission defends and extends the digital rights of users at risk around the world. In their blog post they said Malkia was a hero because, “As executive director of the Read more

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Civil Rights, Big Data, and Our Algorithmic Future

Key decisions that shape people’s lives—decisions about jobs, healthcare, housing, education, criminal justice and other key areas—are, more and more often, being made automatically by computers. As a result, a growing number of important conversations about civil rights, which focus on how these decisions are made, are also becoming discussions about how computer systems work. Read more