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Team Media Justice is in New Orleans for Netroots Nation!

This week in New Orleans, Team Media Justice is joining over 3,000 online organizers, grassroots activists, and independent media makers at the annual Netroots Nation conference. See below for a full schedule of events featuring our network and check out these two panels starring Media Justice staff members: TODAY at 1pm CT: The FCC’s War on the Read more

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Color of Surveillance Delegation Shines in D.C.

Last week in D.C., we helped organize a delegation of leading Muslim, Arab and South Asian American activists from around the country—assembled to demand an end to the high-tech surveillance and harassment of their communities. Members of the group spoke on a panel during a briefing with the Congressional Black Caucus, made impactful presentations at Read more

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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