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Media Justice Activist Tools
Media justice is an emerging framework to transform- from the ground up- the content, conditions, and policies of media and culture for a more just world. Media justice seeks accurate, representative, and accountable media that inspire sovereignty and self-determination.
This framework acknowledges the powerful role of U.S. media and communications in shaping systemic poverty, democratic exclusion, and other conditions worldwide, and that communications is a human right protected by law. These resources will help you in your policy strategy.
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- Consumers, Big Data, and Online Tracking in the Retail Industry: A Case Study of Walmart
Consumers, Big Data, and Online Tracking in the Retail Industry is the first independent analysis of Walmart's efforts to gather and track consumer information online, and use that information to shape marketing strategies. The report found that Walmart tracks the personal data of up to 145 million Americans, and shares that data with at least 50 third party companies. Frighteningly, the personal data of consumers is gathered easily and secretly, and shared without accountability. Communities of color and poor consumers are especially at risk. Read the report here.
- Knowledge Exchange 2013 Report: A Telecom Agenda for a New Administration
A report on the key opportunities and critical campaigns happening right now and ways to build the infrastructure for crafting a participatory frame and unified messaging.
- Public Testimony on the Cost of Prison Phone Calls
The Campaign for Prison Phone Justice submitted public testimony to the Maryland General Assembly in support of legislation concerning future contracts for inmate telephone services.
- Trip Wires: How AT&T’s Proposal to Dismantle Telecommunications Networks Harms Underserved Communities
AT&T wants the Federal Communications Commission to dissolve federal and state rules requiring universal, reliable, affordable and open networks. Here's a fact sheet on what's at stake for underserved communities
- Cap the Cost: A Guide to the FCC's Request for Comments on Prison Phone Rates
This guide is intended to support families of prisoners and social justice organizations who are interested in submitting comments to the FCC.
- The Campaign for Prison Phone Justice FAQs
The Campaign for Prison Phone Justice is a national campaign challenging prison phone kickbacks and the U.S. Prison Telephone Industry. Here's what you should know about the ins and outs of the fight for phone justice for people in prisons and detention centers.
- Latino Congresso Resolution for Phone Justice and Immigrants in Detention
Resolve that the organizations represented by delegates of the 2012 National Latino Congreso urge the FCC to pass the “Wright Petition” (CC Docket No. 96-128) and set standards to ensure that families of those who are either incarcerated or detained in immigration proceedings are provided affordable phone rates. Submitted by Latinos for Internet Freedom.
- National Latino Congreso Resolution on Hate Speech and Corporate Responsibility
Resolve to support companies that refrain from advertising on anti-Latino programming; and boycott companies that underwrite anti-Latino hate rhetoric. Submitted by Latinos for Internet Freedom.
- Comments to the FCC on Lifeline Link Up Program Modernization
Comments submitted to the FCC on April 2, 2012, by the Center for Media Justice, The Benton Foundation, Access Humboldt, et al., addressing consumer concerns about proposed changes to eligibility criteria for the Lifeline Link Up Program.
- Letter to FCC Chairman Genachowski Regarding Bill Shock Rulemaking
A letter from CMJ, MAG-Net anchors, and ally and partner organizations in support of rules requiring wireless carriers to notify customers in advance of overage charges.
- Letter to FCC Chairman Genachowski Regarding the Google/Verizon Deal and the Open Internet
A letter from MAG-Net members and partners to Chairman Genachowski laying out how the Google/Verizon deal would be a serious blow to an open Internet.
- Reply Comments of CMJ and Others on Broadband Reclassification
Comments to the FCC in support of reclassifying broadband as a telecommunications service (instead of an information service) from CMJ and Consumers Union, the Media Access Project, and the New America Foundation.
- Comments to the FCC on the Lifeline and Link-Up programs
Comments submitted to the FCC on July 15, 2010, by the Media Action Grassroots Network regarding expansion of the Lifeline and Link-Up programs, which are designed to make telecommunications services accessible to low-income and underserved communities.
- Comments to the FCC in support of broadband reclassification
Comments submitted to the FCC on July 15, 2010, by the Center for Media Justice, Consumers Union, the Media Access Project, and the New America Foundation urging the FCC to reclassify broadband Internet access as a telecommunications service so that it will have the authority to enact the National Broadband Plan.
- Comments to the FCC submitted by the National Hispanic Media Council and signed by CMJ and others
Comments filed urging the Federal Communications Commission to examine the extent and effects of hate speech in media, including the likely link between hate speech and hate crimes, and to explore non-regulatory ways to counteract its negative impacts.
- Issue Brief: FCC Authority and the Open Internet
A CMJ issue brief that explains why the FCC should have full authority to regulate broadband companies
- Comments to the FCC by MAG-Net and others on Net Neutrality
Reply comments submitted April 26, 2010, by MAG-Net and partners to the FCC, countering industry's argument that Net Neutrality and wider broadband adoption are mutually exclusive.
- Issue Brief: Migrants and an Open Internet
A CMJ two-pager of why migrant communities need open Internet protections.
- The National Broadband Plan: Advocates and Champions Respond
This plan takes the first steps to ensure that the Internet is faster, cheaper, and more available to those who need it most. But advocates working to address gaps in education, employment, and service access are concerned that closing the digital divide will require some hard choices, a real roadmap, and concrete policy recommendations that engage the voices of those most affected.
- Net Neutrality, Universal Broadband, and Racial Justice
Why do we all have a stake in the communications policies developed in Washington D.C.? Read a brief overview of the importance of Net Neutrality and Universal Broadband as crucial racial justice and civil rights issues.
“InSecurity: Race, Surveillance and Privacy in the Digital Age” Sponsored by New America Foundation, the Center for Media justice and the Consumers Union
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"InSecurity: Race, Surveillance and Privacy in the Digital Age" Sponsored by New America Foundation, the Center for Media justice and the Consumers Union
Consumers, Big Data, and Online Tracking in the Retail Industry: A Case Study on Walmart. New report from Center for Media Justice, Color of Change, and Sum of Us says digital spying puts consumers of color, and all consumers, at risk from Walmart