There are no voiceless people. Only people that haven’t been heard, yet.

Rally in 2013 to lower the cost of prison phone calls

Rally at the Federal Communications Commission Building in 2013 to lower the cost of prison phone calls


Media Justice is a long-term vision to democratize the economy, government, and society through policies and practices that ensure: democratic media ownership, fundamental communication rights; universal media and technology access, and meaningful, accurate representation within news and popular culture for everyone.

Media Justice has been achieved when the media and cultural environment results in connected communities, fair economies, racial justice and human rights for all people, and lifts up the voices of communities of color, low-income families, low-wage workers, LGBT communities, women, and all those whose voices are raised, but remain unheard.


At the Center for Media Justice, home of the Media Action Grassroots Network, we believe that the right to communicate belongs to everyone. When we oppose media consolidation, we take a stand for the rights of workers whose jobs are being eliminated by corporate mergers, and for working families forced to pay more for reduced services.  When we fight for media representation, we counter the stereotypes that help regressive policies flourish, and win better coverage of our communities and issues. Community ownership of media infrastructure leads to robust local economies and stronger, more engaged communities.  When we hold those in power accountable for our rights in a digital age, we counter the surveillance used to cripple our communities and our campaigns. For these reasons, and many more, we organize under-represented constituencies for media rights, access, and representation to win social and economic justice.