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Open Media's blog

[url=https://openmedia.org/]OpenMedia[/url] works to keep the Internet open, affordable, and surveillance-free. We create community-driven campaigns to engage, educate and empower people to safeguard the Internet. Follow us on Twitter [url=https://twitter.com/OpenMediaOrg]@OpenMediaOrg[/url].

Blog - Open Media's blog May 10
Arielle dela Cruz Yip | This week's update talks about the Bell Astral Takeover.
Blog - Open Media's blog May 9
OpenMedia.ca, Catherine Hart, Policy Coordinator | The Industry Minister’s inaction has left a vacuum for Big Telecom to act with impunity, as new charges are added to our bills for no reason
Blog - Open Media's blog May 9
OpenMedia.ca, Catherine Hart, Policy Coordinator | Michael Froman was just appointed as the new Trans Pacific Partnership chief negotiator, providing a unique window of opportunity to speak out against the criminalizing of our Internet use
Blog - Open Media's blog May 7
OpenMedia.ca, Catherine Hart | Bell's proposed takeover of Astral Media would worsen media concentration and give Bell millions in public funds
Blog - Open Media's blog April 30
OpenMedia.ca, Catherine Hart | The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week. Will the spying bill be killed by the Senate, and what does this mean for online privacy?
Blog - Open Media's blog April 24
Arielle dela Cruz Yip | OpenMedia.ca explains why Canadians should be concerned about CISPA.
Blog - Open Media's blog April 18
Catherine Hart | Big Telecom justifies high prices by claiming that Canada's size necessitates more costly services. The truth is, the lack of fair access to independent providers is the primary driver of high prices.
Blog - Open Media's blog April 18
Lindsey Pinto | Thanks to pressure from hundreds of thousands of Canadians, it looks like independent ISPs are finally gaining the ability to do what citizens need them to do...
Blog - Open Media's blog April 18
Lindsey Pinto and Arielle Yip | Industry Minister Christian Paradis has signalled a lack of support for a Big Telecom backroom deal that goes around the spirit of rules meant to create more choice in the Canadian cell phone market.
Blog - Open Media's blog April 11
Lindsey Pinto and Arielle Yip | This week, we’re reporting back on the latest piece of the campaign to demand choice in Canada’s cell phone market, and we’re taking a quick look at the state of your online privacy.
Blog - Open Media's blog April 4
Lindsey Pinto | This week, the OpenMedia team has been making big plans for campaigns to advance and protect the open Internet.
Blog - Open Media's blog March 28
Lindsey Pinto | Since Big Telecom lobbyists are pushing hard to change the story, we're giving Canadians the tools to push back.
Blog - Open Media's blog March 21
Lindsey Pinto | This week citizens chimed in with ideas, words of encouragement, and new ways to talk about the threats to the Internet posed by the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
Blog - Open Media's blog March 15
Lindsey Pinto | OpenMedia.ca's newest study, Time for an Upgrade: Demanding Choice in Canada's Cell Phone Market, made a splash in the media and was sent to key decision-makers by thousands of Canadians.
Blog - Open Media's blog March 8
Lindsey Pinto | This week, we've got bad news and good news: Big telecom company Bell is once again trying to take more control, and we've put out a citizen-powered study that could help fix our cell phone market.
Blog - Open Media's blog March 1
Lindsey Pinto | In this latest step in the famous StopTheMeter.ca campaign, the CRTC has responded to Canadians.
Blog - Open Media's blog February 14
Catherine Hart | OpenMedia.ca brings citizen stories directly to policymakers this week, at a high-level CRTC hearing on national cell phone rules.
Blog - Open Media's blog February 7
Lindsey Pinto | Check it out as Lindsey talks about the not-quite-dead online spying bill, and about how Canada's cell phone service may be about to get just a little less horrible.
Blog - Open Media's blog January 31
Lindsey Pinto | Big Telecom took control of assets that were promised to create new independent choices, and is now using them to gain more control over Canada's digital future.
Blog - Open Media's blog January 24
Lindsey Pinto | Complaints about ISPs limiting online choice have almost doubled since last year.
Blog - Open Media's blog January 17
Lindsey Pinto | Friday will be celebrated as Internet Freedom Day: a time for the pro-Internet community to celebrate milestones, and mobilize around the most pressing threats to the open Internet.
Blog - Open Media's blog January 10
Lindsey Pinto | We're looking ahead and thinking about what threats we'll face, what victories we'll claim, and what growth the Internet freedom community will see in 2013.
Blog - Open Media's blog December 20
Lindsey Pinto | Copyright crackdowns and threats on a global scale are threatening free expression and access to information on an open Internet.
Blog - Open Media's blog December 13
Lindsey Pinto | Canadians are paying too high a price for Internet use, and Big Telecom and industry lobbyists are trying to make things much worse.
Blog - Open Media's blog November 29
Lindsey Pinto | Starting Monday, delegates in two sets of negotiations, taking place on the other side of the world, are poised to determine the future of Internet freedom. Your voices could make all the difference.
Blog - Open Media's blog November 22
Lindsey Pinto | Big Telecom is using some cringe-worthy PR spin in its attempt to gain more control of Canadians' communication.
Blog - Open Media's blog November 15
Lindsey Pinto | Telecom giants and repressive regimes around the world are teaming up to make the Internet more expensive, surveilled, and censored. The stakes couldn't be higher.
Blog - Open Media's blog November 8
Lindsey Pinto | Take a behind-the-scenes look at the progress of the Cell Phone Horror Story campaign with this week's update. And don't forget to send in your tale at http://CellPhoneHorrorStory.ca
Blog - Open Media's blog November 1
Lindsey Pinto | This week, a CRTC decision brings us a step closer to affordability and Big Telecom transparency. Also, an update about online spying bill C-30.
Blog - Open Media's blog October 25
Lindsey Pinto | Because of your support of the http://StopTheTakeover.ca/ campaign, Bell's takeover of Astral Media has been stopped by the CRTC. But we're not done yet...

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