Steve Ranieri

Executive Director of Quote ... Unquote

Steve Ranieri started off as a journalist. Over time, he wedded his reporting to political activism. While reporting on the struggle of the United Farm Workers in California, he found himself involved in the struggle. While reporting in Chile during the Pinochet regime, he became an underground activist for the resistance against the dictatorship. Later, in Mexico, he did much of the same type of work with his notebook and computer.

Years later, he discovered that right at home in Albuquerque he needed to provide a vehicle for free speech for those who didn't have a voice. He dedicated himself to protecting and expanding free speech through his work with Quote ... Unquote, Albuquerque's public access organization.

Today Quote ... Unquote is battling a wave of corporate and government destruction of free speech in Albuquerque. At the conference, Steve will discuss how this trend is affecting community access producers and journalists alike. He will explore how we can organize a concerted effort against this authoritarian behavior, which is closing down democracy and free speech nationwide.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good