Grassroots Media

Senate committee says yes to Low-Power FM

Summary:

The United States Senate Commerce Committee voted on Oct. 30 to substantially expand the number of community media outlets in the United States. In a consensus vote, the Committee moved to report Senate Bill 1675, the Local Community Radio Act of 2007, to the full Senate -- and opened the door for thousands of new community radio stations to be built in America's largest cities, and smaller communities across the nation.

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www.prometheusradio.org

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Tribal stations: the great radio hope

Reclaim the Media Community Media Film Festival: Oct 21-23

Summary:

Reclaim the Media is proud to present a fistful of new documentaries at the intersection of community media, social justice activism and participatory democracy. Our mini-film festival also includes a public workshop on community radio, and a panel discussion on the future of grassroots participatory media.

Screenings include the Seattle premiere of Pirate Radio USA, an award-winning documentary by Jeff Pearson and Mary Jones; Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad, Jill Freidberg's new film on the recent uprising in Oaxaca; and the Seattle premiere of Paper Tiger Reads Paper Tiger TV, a 25-year retrospective look at the groundbreaking public access TV show out of New York. Read more for details!

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Pacifica Radio's second chance

New media brings Burmese crisis to the eyes of the world

Summary:

The flow of communications raises hopes that the present crisis in Burma will turn out better than the last major showdown in 1988.

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