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(January 26, 2009: A Blog for Media Justice also at: Rabble)   

In today's hyper/new-mediated society the mainstream media's version of real-world-events seems ever more suspect. This has become especially more apparent in light of ever decreasing newsroom resources amongst western mainstream news media outlets, whether due to the pursuit of profit maximization or the latest economic downturn. Regardless, people world-wide are turning to alternative and independent news sources. The following is just a preliminary list of independent news sources that will hopefully help to keep citizens more informed and the mainstream outlets more honest:

An Alternative & Independent News Media List:

Rabble.ca (www.rabble.ca)
Democracy Now! (www.democracynow.org)
Common Dreams News Center (www.commondreams.org)
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (www.fair.org)
Aljazeera (English) (http://english.aljazeera.net/)
Free Speech Radio News (www.freespeech.org)
ZNet (www.zmag.org/ZNET.htm)
Alternet (www.alternet.org)
The Dominion Paper  (http://www.dominionpaper.ca/)
Independent Media Centre (www.indymedia.org)
Global Vision News (www.gvnewsnet.com/html/index.html)
The Straight Goods (www.straightgoods.com)
The Media Channel (www.mediachannel.org)
The New Internationalist (www.oneworld.org/ni)
Making Contact: (www.radioproject.org)
Tao.ca (www.tao.ca) – Canadian
Toronto Video Activists Collective (www.tvac.ca)
Alternative Radio (www.alternativeradio.org)
Guerilla News Network (www.guerrillanews.com)
Flashpoints Radio (www.flashpoints.net)
Narco News (www.narconews.com)
Google News Search (www.news.google.com)
Media Lens (www.medialens.org)
Radio Nation (www.nationinstitute.org/radionation)
Covert Action (www.covertaction.org)
Anti War (www.antiwar.com)
Foreign Policy Focus (www.foreignpolicy-infocus.org)
Newseum (www.newseum.org)
War Times (www.war-times.org)
Education for Peace (http://epic-usa.org)
Counter Punch (www.counterpunch.org)

.......& many others (please email me at [email protected] with your suggestions)

Dr. Paul Boin ([email protected]) is an assistant professor of communication studies at the University of Windsor, founder of the Media Justice Project and a member of the Campaign for Democratic Media

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