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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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Jan 2017 letter to Facebook regarding censorship policies

Response letter to Facebook from coalition representing 77 social and racial justice organizations, including Center for Media Justice, that urges changes to Facebook’s censorship policies and practices.

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Resource Guide: Shot on Camera, Documenting the Police

On September 22, the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) hosted a Media Justice Salon, SHOT ON CAMERA: Documenting the Police. While the police are being equipped with body- worn cameras to record the public, the public’s right to record the police is being contested. During the Salon, Nicole Carty from SumOfUs, Priscila Neru from Witness, Read more

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Letter to Facebook on Korryn Gaines

During a police-involved standoff, Korryn Gaines was shot to death and her five-year old son was injured. Facebook employees agreed to deactivate Korryn’s account and remove videos she was broadcasting of the encounter on request from the Baltimore County police. This letter calls on Facebook to stop censoring users at the request of the police and clarify Read more

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Police Body Worn Cameras: A Policy Scorecard

The Center for Media Justice and others worked with the Leadership Conference and Upturn to produce this great report on Police Body Worn Cameras.  This scorecard evaluates the body-worn camera policies currently in place at more than two dozen police departments across the country. The goal is to highlight promising approaches that some departments are taking, Read more

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Electronic Monitoring Report

This report offers a critical assessment of electronic monitoring (EM) in the criminal justice system. The author,  James Kilgore, spent a year on an ankle bracelet as a condition of his own parole, draws on his in-depth study of legislation, policies, contracts, and academic literature related to electronic monitoring.