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Topics include ‘zero rating’ and net neutrality; state surveillance; public dissatisfaction with Facebook and creating alternatives; and how the internet, capitalism, communications and the link to broader struggles for rights, justice and humanity. Anja Kovacs directs the Internet Democracy Project in Delhi, India, which works for an Internet that supports free speech, democracy and social […]

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How to create better, more ‘organic’ media culture The Media Ecosystem: What Ecology Can Teach Us About Responsible Media Practice by Antonio Lopez (North Atlantic Books, 2012; $12.95)   In Media Ecosystem, Antonio Lopez examines how participatory media can draw an end to the ‘world system’ of the Industrial-Scientific Revolution and supplant it with a […]

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Challenging Corporate Media by Greg Macdougall Feb 2, 2008 – published at linchpin.ca and in the Linchpin newspaper Independent media has a rich, long history. Linchpin is following in and updating a tradition known for dissent, diversity, and the creation, cultivation and communication of new and challenging ideas. While there may be longstanding problems with […]

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The following ideas were presented by Bob Hackett, Carly Stasko , and Paul D. Boin at the Uncensoring Media Morphosis conference at Carleton University in 2004.   We have two main challenges in building independent media: .. how to make them sustaining (organizationally, economically) .. how not to be coopted or marginalized We need to […]

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