The Bay View newspaper, a reliable source of hard hitting reporting and a much-requested item in prisons across the country, is undergoing a series of official and unofficial bannings as prison strike activism continues. Continue reading Un-Ban The Bayview
Update 2-6-2017: Entercom has announced they will turn in KDND’s license rather than defend the water-drinking contest. The license surrender will be part of Entercom’s merger with CBS Radio.
Nine years after the death and four years after the filing of a petition to deny license renewal by Media Action Center (a fiscally sponsored project of Media Alliance), the FCC has finally convened a hearing on the 2007 death of Jennifer Strange.
The Department of Justice filed suit against DirecTV (commonly known as AT&T after the recent merger) for anti-competitive collusion in violation of antitrust law.
The suit comes as DirecTV parent corporation AT&T has petitioned the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission for another mega-merger with Time-Warner’s content division. Continue reading DirecTV Sued For Anti-Competitive Collusion
Community Media Centers across the Western States will meet at the annual conference in nearby Fresno in March of 2017.
Take advantage of having this event just a few hours drive from the Bay Area.
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Update: Sadly, Catherine was not re-nominated by Governor Jerry Brown. A big loss for California’s consumers.
Catherine Sandoval is one of the most qualified commissioners to ever serve on the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The first person of Latino descent to serve on the agency in its 100-year history, she has been a determined public interest advocate and fighter for real people against the massive corporate interests the agency regulates.
Continue reading PUC Needs Consumer Advocates: Reappoint Sandoval
Corporate media hegemony, top down managed news propaganda, and grassroots resistance with Prof. Robert Hackett of Simon Fraser University and Tracy Rosenberg of Media Alliance.