The independent media are arguably more important than ever today, as corporate media's line reads increasingly like a government press release rather than a free society's analysis of the day's important events. But there’s a lot to sort through: Independent news magazines and newspapers, local cable TV access, and independent and micro-transmitted radio are everywhere, offering a vast array of news, opinions, and information. New Indymedia activists alone now have direct links to more than sixty-five grassroots news sites around the world. The challenge we are faced with is twofold: We must make these news sources widely accessible, but we must also find ways to compile, sort, and collectively release this real news to millions of people. Media activist newsgroups like the Asheville Global Report and the North Bay Progressive, which publish local newspapers that summarize and consolidate real news for thousands of people, are working examples of how to get the job done.
In this new contacts-packed guide to alternative media and activism, Project Censored director Peter Phillips provides information on how to get in touch with hundreds of key websites, activist organizations, and national and regional media organizations that provide more independent, informative, and interesting analyses than the mainstream is willing to offer. Most of the independent news sources listed in this resource guide are willing to share stories with local publications for reprinting and broadcast if full credit is given. An invaluable guide for diversifying your access to information.
Did you know that the U.S. military is deployed in 70% of the world's nations? Or that leaked State Deptartment cables show that the U.S. planned to instigate civil strife in Syria as early in 2006? What about the chronic problem of medical neglect in private, for-profit, U.S. immigrant-only jails?
No? Neither did the rest of the world. That's because these and countless other news items are suppressed or ignored by our nation's "free press" every day. For the past forty years, Project Censored has been unearthing the buried stories that corporate media deem unfit to print. They also just hosted a jam-packed Media Freedom Summit and co-founded the Global Critical Media Literacy Project in partnership with the Action Coalition for Media Education and the graduate program in Media Literacy and Digital Culture at Sacred Heart University.
To celebrate, we're showcasing Censored 2017 at a 25% off online discount and offering 50% off Censored backlist titles (from Censored 1996 to Censored 2006), along with select Seven Stoires books on media literacy, including titles by Arundhati Roy and Noam Chomsky.
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