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Revolutionary program empowers girls with media literacy and activism skills | Dec 20 2016 | Tania Ehret | #HerDigitalVisions is an afterschool program that works with self-identified girls, building media literacy skills in order to better establish power in an online world.
Right-wing media takes an Islamophobic twist on the tragic deaths of two Ottawa sisters | Dec 19 2016 | J. Baglow | The tragic deaths of two Somali women in Ottawa was an excuse for the Right to make more #FakeNews.
Protecting the right to protest: Free speech versus corporate power | Dec 15 2016 | Victoria Fenner | Slap suits are a common tactic which corporations use to shut down criticism. Four speakers talk about how to slap down slap suits at Media Democracy Days 2016.
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Apartheid, the media and Canada's planned military deployment to Africa | Dec 14 2016 | Yves Engler | Recent commentary about Canada’s policy towards southern Africa’s liberation struggles distorts history that should inform debate over Canada’s planned military deployment to the continent today.
Banners at the 2012 Community March Against Racism. Caelie_Frampton/Flickr
Journal de Montréal columnist sues Ricochet for defamation | Dec 14 2016 | Redeye Collective | Richard Martineau is suing Ricochet Media for $350,000 for a satirical piece they published mocking his ideas. Ethan Cox says Martineau is known as a staunch defender of freedom of speech and satire.
Courtesy: Media Democracy Days website
Ryan McMahon: Red Man Laughing | Dec 9 2016 | Victoria Fenner | Indigenous comedian and storyteller Ryan McMahon delivered this year's Media Democracy Days 2016 keynote address.
The Globe and Mail needs to stop lecturing British Columbians for opposing pipelines | Dec 6 2016 | Rafe Mair | The Globe's Gary Mason gives Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson hell and, by extension, all of us, for being overly proud and concerned about our coastline and other beauties we cherish, says Rafe Mair.
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How corporate media failed democracy in the U.S. presidential election | Dec 2 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The U.S. media effectively iced out a major-party candidate who consistently held the largest rallies, even without a media megaphone, while giving blanket coverage to candidate Donald Trump.
Tina House and Annita McPhee at rabble's panel "Decolonizing the Mind."
Decolonizing the Media: Media Democracy Days 2016 | Nov 30 2016 | Victoria Fenner | Excerpts from two presentations -- Ryan McMahon, Indigenous storyteller and podcast host; and Indigenous Anti-Oppression Activist Tami Starlight.
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Kinder Morgan can't buy social license with ad blitz, but it's doing its darnedest | Nov 29 2016 | Robert Hackett | Any metro Vancouver resident watching TV, checking websites, or browsing the local weekly in recent months could hardly avoid the multi-media barrage from extractivist corporate entities.
Photo: Tony Hoffarth/flickr
Taking racist sports logos to court: Sports, tropes and prospects for change | Nov 24 2016 | Pro Bono, Safia J. Lakhani | An application for an injunction preventing the dissemination of the team name of the "Cleveland Indians" has drawn renewed attention to the issue of racial stereotyping in sports.
Image: Flickr/Tijen Erol
Why can't we have a real, open debate on Israel and Palestine? | Nov 24 2016 | Thomas Woodley | Some moves by pro-Israeli organizations seem intent not on furthering political debate on Palestine, but preventing it.

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