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Join us in welcoming Libeth as CMJ’s New Communications Director

Please join us in welcoming our new Communications Director, Libeth Morales, who will spearhead organizational, network, and external communications at CMJ.  Libeth brings over seven years of communications and marketing strategy experience to her role. Prior to joining CMJ, Libeth was the Senior Communications Manager at the Entertainment Industry Foundation in L.A. where she is Read more

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Communities of Color Skeptical About Trump’s anti-Net Neutrality Pick for FCC Chair

January 24, 2017 Today, Commissioner Ajit Pai confirmed reports that he will become the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  Malkia Cyril, Executive Director at the Center for Media Justice, made the following statement: “Over the last four years, we at the Center for Media Justice and our partners have fought hard for Read more

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The 80% Alliance

This is a rebellion isn’t it?  I rebel.  We rebel. And we’re not alone. The truth is: 80% of Americans did not vote for Trump.   80% is majority.  80% is rebellion.  80% is hope. We are the 80%. We rebel against the destruction of an open and affordable Internet. We rebel against Islamophobia and Read more

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Coalition of 77 orgs urges changes to Facebook’s censorship policies

Last year, a coalition of over 70 organizations and individuals released a list of demands to Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, asking him to address public concerns over Facebook’s use of censorship in compliance with law enforcement. After sources confirmed the censorship of Facebook footage regarding Korryn Gaines’ violent encounter with police last August, Read more

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Media Justice Salon – Telling Untold Stories: How Documentary Film Shapes New Racial Narratives

On November 30, the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) hosted a Media Justice Salon, Telling Untold Stories: How Documentary Film Shapes New Racial Narratives. We discussed the power of documentary films as a tool to shape new narratives through a racial lens and support our movements for justice. Ava DuVernay’s recent documentary, “13TH” is a prime Read more

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What is MAG-Net?

The Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) is a hub for the resources organizations need to build local power and take their work to the next level. Our membership is diverse, from movement-building organizations like Million Hoodies Movement for Justice to public access TV stations like PhillyCAM. Through educational webinars to deepen our analysis, a members-only Read more

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Getting Started with Digital Security: Tips and Resources for Activists

Reposted with permission from MAG-Net member, WITNESS If you are documenting human rights abuses, technology can put powerful people’s wrongdoings in the spotlight, or it can put you in jail. Whether you’re facing down police to protect the environment, documenting systemic state violence, or communicating with activists in conflict areas, it’s very important to think Read more

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e-Carceration: Race, Technology, and the Future of Policing and Prisons in America

Keynote speech delivered at Fusion Magazine’s Real Future Fair in Oakland, CA on November 15, 2016. Video of the speech can be found here.  19th century Italian theorist Antonio Gramsci said: “the old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born. Now is the time of monsters.” On November 8th, election day in Read more

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How I’m showing up for racial justice

I felt like something was missing. Many years ago, I was a writer and editor involved in independent press. My work was political, but racial justice did not show up in a way that satisfied me. I knew that when race was not central to the picture, racial justice wouldn’t be, either.  That’s when I Read more