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WE ARE THE COLOR OF FREEDOM: A virtual town hall event

We’re thrilled to announce our upcoming event: We are the Color of Freedom: Resisting Racist Police Surveillance in a Trump Era, co-hosted by Color of Change!  Join us for this unique virtual town hall event on Wednesday, March 29 at 3 pm EST to assess the threat of White House executive orders on immigration and policing, discuss strategies to Read more

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Facebook and Instagram Publicly Prohibit Surveillance of Users Following Coalition Demands

Today, March 13, Facebook publicly announced updates to Facebook and Instagram platform policies to clearly prohibit the use of company data for surveillance: “Today we are adding language to our Facebook and Instagram platform policies to more clearly explain that developers cannot “use data obtained from us to provide tools that are used for surveillance.”” Read more

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Update: 570k+ people call on Facebook to stop censoring activists

This article originally published on Daily Kos. Last August, Baltimore County police killed Korryn Gaines and injured her 5-year-old son. Korryn was broadcasting videos of the police standoff on her Facebook account, but police ordered that Facebook deactivate her account — and Facebook did. That set a dangerous precedent, and meant that the public never Read more

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Oscars Live Tweet Party this Sunday!

Do you remember #OscarsSoWhite? The hashtag trended last February after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that only white actors and actresses were nominated for Oscars in top categories — for the second year in a row.  Since the controversy, the Academy has implemented new membership rules and films created and championed Read more

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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