Magazine article Earth Island Journal

Resources for Media Democracy

Magazine article Earth Island Journal

Resources for Media Democracy

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* The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University [www.brennancenter.org] focuses on campaign finance reform. * Institute for Public Accuracy [www.accuracy.org] * Project Censored [www.projectcensored.org] * Independent Press Association [www.indypress.org] * Free Speech TV [www.freespeech.org/fstv] * The Independent Media Institute [www.alternet.org/imi] * The Alliance for Community Media [www.alliancecm.org] * The Media Access Project [www.mediaaccess.org] * We Interrupt this Message [www.interrupt.org] * The Center for Media Education [www.cme.org] * Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting [www.fair.org] * Independent Media Center [www.indymedia.org] * Robert McChensney [www.robertmecchesney.com] * CIPB [www.cipbonline.org] * Media Alliance [www.media-alliance.org]

Petition for Media Democracy

The Alliance for Community Media [666 11th Street NW, Suite 740, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 393-2650, fax -2653, www.alliancecm.org] is circulating a "Petition for Media Democracy" to be submitted to Congress. From the preamble:

Democracy is the foundation of our society. To flourish, democracy depends on the ability of people to communicate ideas, share opinions and get information. Today, the primary means of information delivery and exchange is through electronic media.

Frequently there is a conflict of interest between the free flow of public and civic communication and the need of commercial media to create profit ... Disenfranchised people are the least represented in commercial, for-profit media. …

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