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Digital Inclusion


Prison Debit Cards: Another Extortion
Human Rights Defense Center HRDC
March 25th, 2015
The use of third-party release debit cards is a growing trend in U.S. prisons and jails, where companies see an opportunity to profit off people who have no choice on whether or not to use release debit cards.

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.

Hold Big Media Accountable


35 Human Rights Groups Denounce Global Citizenship Award to Chevron CEO John Watson
by Paul Paz Y MinoAmazon Watch
March 24th, 2015
Media Alliance is pleased to join 34 human rights and environmental groups in demanding the Commonwealth Club withdraw its Gobal Citizenship Award to Chevron CEO John Watson.

Best Day at the FCC Ever
March 15th, 2015
On February 26, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission made history. And now the rules are out.

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.

Media Ownership


Letter to FCC Chair Tom Wheeler: Reject the Comcast Merger
Stop Mega Comcast Coalition
April 17th, 2015
34 public and private organizations write to FCC Chair Wheeler telling him there will be no competition in a post-merger world and to reject the Comcast TWC merger.

Hedge Fund Throwing $900K A Year Into KCSM-TV Spectrum Auction Sale
by Matt PacelliSkyline View
April 3rd, 2015
At the last SMCCD board meeting, the Skyline College newspaper reports that Blackstone-owned Locuspoint Properties is throwing $900,000 a year into the District-owned public televison station (the 5th largest in the State of California) in preparation for the liquidation of the station in the next spectrum auction.

Google Pulls Ads from Antiwar.com
by Alex PareeneGawker.com
April 3rd, 2015
In a financial shot at a prominent anti-war and anti-militarism website, Google Adsense has pulled its ads from the venerable site, citing a page containing pictures of the Abu Ghraib torture victims at the US military facility.

Press Freedom and Media Workers


Repeal The Patriot Act? H.R. 1466 Says Yes
by Representative Mark Pocan, Representative Thomas Massie
March 25th, 2015
Sometimes the best way to an outcome is direct. Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin) and Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) cut straight to the point: introducing H.R. 1466 to repeal the US Patriot Act and the FISA Amendments Act.

55 Organizations Support The Re-Introduction of The Private Prison Information Act
by Alex Friedmann and Chris PetrellaHuman Rights Defense Center
March 15th, 2015
Media Alliance is proud to join the Human Rights Defense Center and 54 other organizations calling for PPIA which requires private prisons and detention centers to comply with FOIA.

City of Oakland to Consider 1st in Nation Surveillance Ordinance
March 15th, 2015
The Privacy Policy package is the first citizen-developed comprehensive privacy package in the nation. Let's have Oakland lead the way with a citywide privacy policy.

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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