|Council Tree Vs FCC - To The Supreme Court|
A Communications Daily article on Council Tree vs FCC (Media Alliance is a public interest co-plaintiff) which just filed a petition to overturn flawed spectrum auction sales in the United States Supreme Court.
|Constituents Push Congress For A Level Playing Field Online:|
San Francisco – Members of Media Alliance, Common Cause, Amnesty International and the Media Action Grassroots Network are meeting with Representative Pelosi's office today at 3:00pm to urge her to sign a letter calling on Federal Communications Commission Chair Julius Genachowski to ensure a level online playing field by using his authority to reclassify the Internet.
|MA Press Release on KPFA - November 9th|
Berkeley-After a slow motion buildup for several months, The Pacifica Foundation, the Berkeley-based 501(c)-3 not-for-profit organization that holds the licenses for five educational radio stations across the country and provides content for 150 affiliated stations, has finally moved to stanch financial bleeding at the network's Berkeley unit KPFA-FM by laying off 7-8 employees after posting a million dollar loss over the past two years.
|MA Press Release on KPFA November 4th|
Berkeley-At noon today, a handful of employees at Pacifica Radio's Berkeley unit KPFA-FM, have announced a picket of their parent 501(c)3 organization, the Pacifica Foundation, which owns 5 educational radio licenses around the country and provides programming to 100 other affiliated stations.
|Victory in Council Tree vs.FCC|
On August 24th, the DC Third Circuit Court upheld the Council Tree et al vs FCC case (MA was a plantiff) releasing anti-competitive restrictions on spectrum sales.
|Public Interest Groups Demand Reversal of Media Consolidation: Hearing Friday May 21st at Stanford University|
On the eve of a Federal Communications Commission field workshop on media ownership at Stanford University on May 21st, a coalition of public interest groups, including Media Alliance, Prometheus Radio Project, The Office of Communications of the United Church of Christ and Free Press, represented by the Media Access Project and the Institute for Public Representation, have filed a brief with the US Court of Appeals, stating a 2008 decision to significantly weaken media ownership rules was unreasonable and against the law.
|Making Contact: Race, Immigration and the Fight for an Open Internet|
On this edition, excerpts from “Race, Immigration and the Fight for an Open Internet,” a panel discussion presented by the G.W. Williams Center for Independent Journalism and New America Media. The topic? Net neutrality. What is it? Who will it impact most? And why should we care?
|Affordable Broadband Week of Action|
San Francisco-A broad array of community groups across the country – under the leadership of the Media Action Grassroots Network (www.mediagrassroots.org) will visit members of the Senate and Congress and sponsor forums and teach-ins for the public on universal, affordable and unfettered broadband access for all.
|Media Alliance Adds to Outpouring of Support for Net Neutrality|
After years of discussion and public statements of support from over 1.6 million Americans and 850 public and private organizations, the Federal Communications Commission, acting on the call to action by new Chairman Julius Genachowski on September 21st, is poised to go ahead with basic net neutrality regulations to assure an open and unfettered Internet future.
|Media News - November 5, 2009|
Subject: Prop 8, the Media and the GLBT Community
Guest: Juan Barajas, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
Host: Al Kielwasser