Media Justice

Bill of Media Rights

Bill of Media Rights
Summary:

This winter, national and local Media activist groups from across the country worked together to produce a pithy statement of values for media that serves our democracy. The result is the new Bill of Media Rights, which begins: A free and vibrant media, full of diverse and competing voices, is the lifeblood of America's democracy and culture, as well as an engine of growth for its economy. Set for an official launch this spring, the statement already has the support of organizations representing millions of Americans--demonstrating again that the public demands greater diversity, greater fairness, and greater accountability from our media.

[ Read the Bill of Media Rights ]
[ AFL-CIO endorsement ]

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Hey Kidz! Check this workshop

Summary:

Anne Elizabeth Moore's Hey Kidz! Buy This Book calls itself "a radical primer on corporate and governmental propaganda and artistic activism for short people." Anne brings her radical education roadshow home to the Seattle area this month, with a kids-only Make Your Own Media workshop, 3-5pm Sept 1 at the Puyallup Public Library (directions/details). She's also teaming up with the Seattle Alliance for Media Education for an all-ages workshop on Sports, Citizenship, Patriotism and the Media, 4-6pm Sept. 11 at the University Branch of the Seattle Public Library.

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Media Justice organizing in Seattle

Summary:

On Monday, March 8, join Thenmozhi Soundararajan of Third World Majority for a public conversation about digital storytelling, community media and the growing national movement for Media Justice. The event begins at 7pm at 911 Media Arts.

Thenmozhi will also speak at Seattle Center on March 7, as part of a
Media/Video Fest
featuring films by and about women and girls, presented in celebration of International Women's Day.


[ Download a flyer for this event (pdf) ]

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