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Public Interest Groups Call for Community Inclusion in CA Broadband Buildout
by Mera Szendro BokNew Media Rights

California Public Utilities Commission Suspends Approval of AT&T /T-Mobile Merger
California Public Utilities Commission Suspends Approval of AT&T – T-Mobile Merger. Commission Votes 5-0 to Open an Informational Proceeding on Impacts to the State of California

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.

Local Organizations Advocating for Real Net Neutrality: Representative Lee Asked to Intervene to Protect Wireless and Mobile Internet Users
Members of Media Alliance, PUEBLO, First Voice Media Action, Mujeres Unidas Y Activas and others are meeting with Representative Barbara Lee's office today at 11:00am to urge her to demand that any net neutrality orders presented to the Federal Communications Commission for a vote next week provide the same consumer protections to users of wireless and mobile broadband services.

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.

Amid Rumors of Google-Verizon Deal, FCC Pulls out of Industry Net Neutrality Talks
A series of much-criticized stakeholder meetings on the contentious issue of “network neutrality” or open internet regulations collapsed today as the Federal Communications Commission pulled out of negotiations with AT&T, Google, Verizon and Skype.

House Judiciary Committee Schedules Los Angeles Field Hearing on Comcast/NBCU Proposed Merger for June 7
Los Angeles, CA-With one week's notice, the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has announced a field hearing on the proposed merger between cable giant Comcast and the NBC/Universal broadcasting network.

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.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Returns to Stanford University Campus; Media Ownership Hearing Set For May 21st at Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Stanford - Two years after Comcast hearings led to sanctions on the cable giant for "net neutrality" violations, the Federal Communications Commission is returning to the Stanford campus for an en banc hearing. This time, the subject of discussion is cross-ownership rules that limit the number of print and broadcast outlets in a market that can be owned by the same entity.

DC Appeals Court Upholds Comcast on 2008 Net Neutrality Sanction
The US Court of Appeals in DC upheld on Tuesday Comcast's legal challenge to a 2008 sanction for violating net neutrality rules.

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.

Fox News is No News Outlet
MA Op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle November 13, 2009

Why Public Access is Important and You Should Fight for the CAP ACT
by Tracy RosenbergHuffington Post
MA Op-Ed in the Huffington Post - February 10, 2010

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.

SF Public Access Producers Picket Soon To-Be-Closed Facility

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




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