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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


MA Joins 17 Advocacy Orgs in Chevron RICO Amicus Brief
July 14th, 2014
MA joins 17 advocacy organizations in an amicus brief in the Chevron - Amazon Watch RICO case.

Facebook Study a Rare Public Reminder of Corporate Big Data’s Unaccountable Power
by Erica PortnoyEqual Future
July 8th, 2014
For one week in January 2012, a Facebook data scientist (collaborating with a psychology professor) strategically altered the Facebook News Feed content of 689,003 users.

Bill To Rescue Public Access TV Passed in Sacramento
by Gary MartinAccess Sacramento
June 27th, 2014
Update 6-20-2014 Asembly Joint Resolution 39 was passed by the California legislature.

Media Ownership


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opinions of Californians that the Internet should be re-classified as a public utility, the item was suddenly withdrawn from Thursday's meeting agenda for undisclosed reasons.

65 Groups Send Letter Objecting to Comcast-Time Warner Merger
August 25th, 2014
Sixty-five organizations representing consumers, content producers, and social justice and democracy-reform advocates called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today to reject the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The FCC is currently reviewing the deal to determine whether it serves the public interest.

CPUC Setting Cable Franchising Rules
by Tracy RosenbergMedia Alliance
June 26th, 2014
The CA Public Utilities Commission is Debating Cable Franchising Rules

Press Freedom and Media Workers


Bay Guardian Shut Down
by Tracy RosenbergMedia Alliance
October 15th, 2014
The San Francisco Media Company suddenly and with no notice shut down the San Francisco Bay Guardian, the city by the Bay's alternative newspaper for decades

USA Freedom Act: It May Be A Drop In The Bucket, But It's A First Step
44 groups across the country wrote to Congress to say inaction on NSA surveillance is unacceptable.

SB 828 - Turn The Water Off On The NSA Bill Signed by Jerry Brown
Off Now Coalition
October 5th, 2014
Gov Jerry Brown signed SB828, albeit a weakened version, into law.

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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