Grassroots Media

Journalist's death illustrates importance of independent media

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Slain journalist Brad Will was covering underreported story, they say

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Indymedia journalist killed by Oaxacan paramilitaries while covering conflict

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On Oct. 27, New York-based Indymedia journalist and videographer Brad Will was shot and killed in Oaxaca by armed thugs supporting the state's embattled governor Ulises Ruiz. The shooting took place amidst a government/military crackdown on pro-democracy protests calling for Ruiz's resignation. Will was one of a number of indepedent media journalists in Oaxaca covering the conflict; he was one of at least six people killed during the weekend by government-supported paramilitaries. Establishment media reporting on the conflict is obscuring the largely one-sided nature of the violence, and suggesting that the pro-democracy movement, rather than state oppression, is the cause of turmoil. Meanwhile, as part of an increased crackdown, paramilitaries and police have shut down Oaxacan community media outlets.

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Victory! Spokane LPFM KYRS will stay on the air

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Northwest community radio advocates, media activists, engineers, attorneys and sympathetic legislators worked together to preserve Spokane's community radio station KYRS.

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Seattle access channel hires new director

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Marshall Parker To Lead SCAN Community Media

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Jordan to be site of international radio conference

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Amman community radio wil host AMARC conference net month

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Building community through the airwaves

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New general manager Bruce Wirth has big plans for KSER Everett.

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From a jail to a community radio station: revolution in Venezuela made tangible

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In the Caracas neighborhood el 23 de Enero, revolutionary pragmatism is a fact of everyday life. Their community radio station is no exception.

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Principle, not profit: Seattle's history of alternative media resistance

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The Northwest, and Seattle in particular, has a long history of innovative, grassroots and radical media.

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Pirate radio proliferates despite enforcement attempts

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Steve Dunifer wants to help broadcasters build pirate stations faster than the FCC can hunt them down.

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Progressives out of touch on public access television

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Progressives, even those the most concerned with media issues, have a blind spot for one of media activists' most hard-won success stories: community television.

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