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Thurs. June 24th-A Town Meeting w/ FCC commissioners on the Future of Media in Portland

A Town Meeting on the Future of Media in Portland, featuring special guests FCC Commissioners Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein.
PDX-Thurs. June 24th-


5:30-9:30 pm, Oregon Convention Center Ballroom # 204, 777 NE MLK Jr.Blvd. A large part of the event will be the opportunity for you to tell the FCC and your elected officials how well your media are serving you. These Town Meetings
come at a truly critical moment. Congress is set to consider landmark legislation that will reshape our entire media system for years to come. The
uproar was so loud AFTER Michael Powell and the republicans on the FCC tried to pull a fast one last year that we got a short reprieve. But, if you don't become part of the debate NOW, powerful interests will continue to mold the media to suit their interests -- not yours. It's never been more crucial for citizens to get involved!

For more information and ideas for preparing your own
testimony, go to:  http://www.freepress.net/future/

FREE! FREE! FREE!

homepage: homepage: http://www.freepress.net/future/

FCC Localism Hearing Rescheduled for July 21 in Monterey, CA 21.Jun.2004 23:56

danielsan / santa cruz indymedia

The FCC announced Friday (6/18) that is has rescheduled the Localism Hearing in Monterery, CA with the stated purpose to "gather information from consumers, industry, civic organizations, and others on broadcasters' service to their local communities." The hearings, scheduled originally for March 17th, were cancelled without comment.

These hearings are an extremely rare opportunity to tell the FCC about the state of your local media, how well your needs are being served, and how you feel about the increasing consolidation of media ownership. The FCC hears from broadcasters' lobbyists and lawyers every day. Help make sure they hear from the people on July 21!

Come on Down to Santa Cruz and Monterey!

 http://santacruz.indymedia.org/feature/display/9670
Michael Powell, Chair of the FCC, Sporting his FRSC T-Shirt
Michael Powell, Chair of the FCC, Sporting his FRSC T-Shirt

We should all go to this 22.Jun.2004 10:29

Control of information is a key issue

People should plan to go to one of these events. There are many reasons to be angry about the Republican dominated FCC. They are set up to have a majority of whichever party the Pres. belongs to, so we are assured of corporate-favoring, Republican-sanctioned FCC decisions as long as Bush is president.
There's many issues to bring up (the Sarah Jones censorship mess with KBOO last year), any information about Clear Channel and their quashing of public art and murals (like Mirador's recently boarded up one).
Because of Clear Channel's lawsuit against the city of Portland in 1998 back when billboards were still owned by AK Media) we have plenty of billboards, but no community murals.
Is it a coincidence (given KBOO and the strength of PDX's Indymedia)that Clear Channel decides to use it's KPOJ radio station here to broadcast the liberal shows of Air America?
If you can't go to the hearings or meeting in Portland, leave some comments on the FCC's website.
But, go!
Go and yell at the FCC.

Audio from the Prior Media Conference on Saturday 22.Jun.2004 12:51

Jim Lockhart eagleye@PhilosopherSeed.org

I taped the Conference on Saturday and posted it to my site, and also to Indymedia, hoping it could be a feature, due to the importance of the event, but, oh well.
These are some great speakers on different aspects of media reform.
Here is the link:
Media Conference Audio



hmmm? 23.Jun.2004 10:17

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>>I taped the Conference on Saturday and posted it to my site, and also to Indymedia, hoping it could be a feature, due to the importance of the event, but, oh well.

Um...isn't that your story featured on the front page? Yes, it is an important story. Thanks for taping and posting this...and yes, it has been featured.