Listen Up Northwest program 26: Media accountabilty

Listen Up! Northwest program 26 features stories about the need for the media to be accountable for the information they provide. Segments include:

* Many journalists were arrested at the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention this year. A Bellingham civil rights attorney who represented some of the arrested independent journalists shares his observations of the events. (Yuko Kodama, Seattle, WA)

* Seattle's WTO protests are said to have influenced how cities around the world handle civilian's rights to freedom of speech during large events. An ACLU Washington representative speaks about how these changes have come about over the last 10 years. (Yuko Kodama, Seattle, WA)

* The Institute for Public Accuracy provides news releases that offer analysis of how current events are covered. Sam Husseini of this organization speaks about how anyone in our region can help make media more accountable for giving the public accurate information. (Gavin Dahl, Boise ID)

* A representative of the media watchgroup FAIR, or Fairness and Accuracy talks about how FOX News covered the last two weeks of the recent election and how FOX responded to criticism of their work. (Jenka Soderberg, Portland OR)

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Listen Up! NW is produced by Yuko Kodama at KBCS for Reclaim the Media, and distributed by the Northwest Community Radio Network.

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