International Activism and the Globalization of Media Power

Session Date: 
Sat., April 6, 2013:
11 am-12:30 pm
Governors Square 16
Journalism and Public Media

Global media giants are working across national borders to consolidate power and corporate control over our access to news, information and culture. In response, groups are emerging to battle for democratic reform of their media. We can no longer view debates over concentrated media power through the lens of one nation alone. This session will highlight international efforts to build vibrant and viable media reform movements and compare these efforts to U.S. struggles for media justice. Participants will discuss key lessons in organizing international activism and research networks, and discuss how mapping and research can combine with media literacy and advocacy to face down the threat of unaccountable media power at home and abroad.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good