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Digital Inclusion


Petitions Filed at FCC to Free Community Broadband
by Chris MitchellMuni Networks/Institite for Local Self-Reliance
July 28th, 2014
Two municipal broadband projects in North Carolina have filed petitions with the FCC to lift local restrictions on expanding their services.

Media Alliance Filing - Net Neutrality
by Tracy RosenbergMedia Alliance
July 17th, 2014
Here's our individual filing in the FCC Net Neutrality proceeding. MA is also signed onto several larger group filings.

Is Net Neutrality on the Ropes?
by Gautham NageshWall Street Journal Online
April 23rd, 2014
A 4-23 article in the Wall Street Journal announces FCC Chairman Wheeler's proposal to allow ISP's to give preferential treatment to some content providers.

Hold Big Media Accountable


Best Day at the FCC Ever
February 28th, 2015
On February 26, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission made history.

Keeping Broadcast TV Accessible
January 27th, 2015
Note sent to the House Energy/Commerce Committee about keeping local broadcast channels on the low price tiers of cable and satellite systems.

30 Groups Object To Chevron Humanitarian Nomination
EarthRights International and Amazon Watch
Update 12/9 Chevron did not win. Coke did.

Media Ownership


March 12 CPUC Speakout Against The Comcast Merger
March 3rd, 2015
If the deal is so bad for Californians that it takes 25 conditions to keep it from wreaking havoc, then why are we allowing it?

CA PUC Approves Comcast/TWC Merger But Applies 25 Conditions
CA's Public Utilities Commission Proposes 25 Merger Conditions for Comcast to Merge with Time Warner.

CA Public Utilities Commission Buries Net Neutrality Vote
September 25th, 2014
Hours before a scheduled vote to authorize the California Public Utilities Commission to weigh in on the federal network neutrality debate and share the overwhelming opinions of Californians that the Internet should be re-classified as a public utility, the item was suddenly withdrawn from Thursday's meeting agenda for undisclosed reasons.

Press Freedom and Media Workers


Improving FOIA
Open The Government
February 28th, 2015
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is one of the most important tools for investigative journalism.

SB 178- California Electronic Communications Privacy Act
February 9th, 2015
ECPA - SB 178 was introduced today by Senator Mark Leno. Media Alliance is a co-sponsoring organization.

ACLU In Court To Get The Whole Torture Report
ACLU vs CIA
February 5th, 2015
ACLU legal initiative to get the "whole" torture report via an FOIA (Freedom of Information Act Request).

Raising Our Voices


Digital Literacy Curriculum
Curriculum from 2009-2010 Raising Our Voices Workshops

In Memory of My Son
This film was created by Consuelo Sopelario as a part of the 2008 Raising Our Voices Training Program coordinated by Media Alliance and sited at the East Side Arts Alliance in Oakland. Thanks to Eloise Lee, Renee Geesler, Tiny Grey-Garcia, Jess Clarke, R.J Lozada, Dorothy Kidd, Erika Myszynski, Karl Jagbanhandsingh, Taizet Hernandez and many others.

A Socially Responsible DTV Transition
This film was created by students at Centro de Raza's Youth Law Academy in the Spring of 2009 as a part of the 2008-09 Raising Our Voices Training Program coordinated by Media Alliance and sited at the East Side Arts Alliance in Oakland. Thanks to Eloise Lee, Renee Geesler, Tiny Grey-Garcia, Jess Clarke, R.J Lozada, Dorothy Kidd, Erika Myszynski, Karl Jagbanhandsingh, Taizet Hernandez and many others.



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