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Media Democracy Days: MPs May and Davies discuss the need to democratize media

In 1996, a coalition of citizens, researchers, academics, and activists in Vancouver emerged in response to the takeover of much of Canadian Press by Hollinger's Inc. The coalition, later re-named Openmedia.ca, started a one-day event called Media Democracy Day in 2001 where issues including the impact of the concentration of media were discussed.

Now in its 10th year, Media Democracy Days has evolved into a three-day event in three different locations, allowing different communities and panel speakers to tackle topics such as copyright policy, media representations, and documentary film productions.

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September 19, 2011
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Empowering young people to define themselves and their communities

When you ask youth about their place in society and they respond by telling you that the media is what negatively impacts them and stops them from feeling a sense of belonging in the broader community, you (should) pay attention. Maybe even do something about it.

That's the basis of a new project, the Multimedia Multicultural Initiative (M&M), now operating in seven cities across Canada. It is run by the United Nations Association in Canada (UNAC). While not the actual UN, the organization is part of a federation of United Nations Associations around the world that promotes and educates around the broader mandate of the UN, issues like good government, equality, diversity, and human rights.

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Shameless U.S. news personality Lou Dobbs still given a mainstream platform

May 18, 2011
| Dobbs' ultra right-wing views were regularly showcased on CNN, fueling the movement to scapegoat immigrants. He criticizes "illegal" employers, but, wait! Macdonald has uncovered he is one.
Length: 41:09
| May 6, 2011
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