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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


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

ABC Wins ABC vs Aereo Case at the Supreme Court
by Adam LiptakNew York Times
June 23rd, 2014
Update 6/25. Supreme Court rules in ABC's favor 6-3, disabling the startup Aereo.

Press Freedom and Media Workers


Bay Area Civil Liberties Coalition Asks Barbara Lee to Cancel Marriot Event During Urban Shield
August 25th, 2014
The BA-CLC has sent a letter to Congressperson Barbara Lee asking her to reschedule her fundraising event at the Marriot Hotel during the police militarization expo Urban Shield

Urban Shield Lands on Oakland: Community Resistance Building
Facing Teargas
August 22nd, 2014
Urban Shield, the BAUSI SWAT/Military cooperative event, gets underway in Oakland on September 4th.

Declassified Documents
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
August 15th, 2014
As courts release formerly classified documents, albeit heavily blacked out, the extent of surveillance overreach gets a bigger paper trail.

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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