FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2014
Statement from Media Action Grassroots Network MAG–Net.org
Oakland, California — A recent article in the Wall Street Journal revealed that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering a legally dubious “hybrid” approach to new open Internet rules that would allow some forms of discrimination. Communities of color and low-income families are among the more than 3.7 million people in the United States that have urged the FCC to reclassify broadband as a common carrier, and enforce Title II rules that prevent online censorship and discrimination.
Tracy Rosenberg, Director of MAG–Net Member Media Alliance in Oakland, CA, said, “The courts have already thrown back awkward compromises twice. The third time won’t be the charm. Full reclassification with forbearance is the only proven road to level the playing field on the Internet our communities need”. Continue reading All We Want Is Equal Representation Online
The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) did a study based on block census data submitted to the Federal Communications Commission by AT&T about broadband services offered in the City of Cleveland and its outlying suburbs in Cuyahoga County.
The results? “A pattern of long-term systematic failure to invest in the infrastructure required to provide equitable mainstream Internet access to residents of the central city (compared to the suburbs) and to lower-income neighborhoods. When lending institutions have engaged in similar policies and practices, our communities have not hesitated to call it redlining. We see no reason to hesitate to call it digital redlining in this case”.
Continue reading AT&T’s Digital Redlining
A 20-minute video identifying the use of damsel in distress imagery in video games. Great for schools or the young girl in your life.
The Oscar Grant Memorial Arts Project was co-sponsored by Media Alliance and Race Poverty & The Environment