Broadband/Cable

No room for neutrality on net neutrality

Against an imperial Internet

Seattle access channel hires new director

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Marshall Parker To Lead SCAN Community Media

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The Google-YouTube Tango

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Under the radar of all but the most savvy Internet users, powerful commercial forces are rapidly creating a digital media system for the United States that threatens to undermine our ability to create a civil and just society.

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Congress adjourns with tech bills unfinished

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Legislation related to pretexting, electronic surveillance, and net neutrality fails to pass this session

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Community media in a global knowledge economy: a chat with Nolan Bowie

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Nolan Bowie joined the Alliance for Community Media’s Equal Opportunity Caucus for a lunchtime chat about the future of electronic media regulation during the ACM's international conference in Boston, July 2006.

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What fate awaits telecom reform this fall?

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After more than a year-and-a-half of hearings, legislative drafts, lobbying, issue advertising, horse-trading and heated debate, major telecommunications legislation has lapsed into the political equivalent of a coma.

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The telecom slayers

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While corporate lobbies spend millions trying to influence the Senate on telecom policy and net neutrality, the real action is among grassroots activists across the country.

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Will we have communications rights?

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A great struggle for our free press and our creative culture is happening right now. Our rights to communicate, to share political ideas without fear of censure, and to create and recreate our culture together, are the core of a free society. Those rights are spelled out in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In the US, our constitutional rights to free speech and freedom of the press are meant to ensure that we all benefit from what the Supreme Court has described as "an uninhibited marketplace of ideas in which truth will prevail." In this reciprocal "market," our right to see and hear other people's free speech is as essential to our democracy as our right to speak for ourselves.

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Davey D on the Future of the Internet

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Hip Hop journalist Davey D interviewed by Minister of Information JR

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The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey