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Action Coalition for Media Education, Boston



Last Build Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2006 17:41:17 +0000

 



Comment on About by Renee Hobbs

Thu, 28 Dec 2006 17:41:17 +0000

Thanks for passing this along to your members: On Thursday, January 11th, Renee Hobbs will be at Concord High School in Concord, New Hampshire to talk about her new book, Reading the Media: Media Literacy in High School English. The book profiles the media literacy program at Concord High School, which was established in 1998 by the English Department and is an example of a successful district-level initiative in media literacy. For more information, please contact Renee at renee.hobbs@temple.edu.



Comment on Media Literacy Series at CCTV by Ukumbwa Sauti

Fri, 01 Dec 2006 08:58:39 +0000

I am really, REALLY glad to hear about his partnership in this truly important area of media criticism. I would love to know how to be involved and support the process of public education regarding the current realities of media dynamics. I was involved in the last (first) two Media Matters conferences as a member of Project: Think Different and am glad to see this continued embrace of media literacy on this level...sign me up! And thank you for your great work here!



Comment on Creative Voices Call For Stronger Net Neutrality Rules by HandsOff

Thu, 26 Oct 2006 22:49:09 +0000

We at the Hands Off the Internet coalition believe that the issue of "net neutrality" has no place in the merger of two independent companies and should instead be addressed on an industry-wide level. Please visit us at www.handsoff.org for more information on our coalition and net neutrality.



Comment on Sign Up to Deliver the Internet Freedom Petition to Senator Kennedy! by HandsOff43

Mon, 28 Aug 2006 18:16:49 +0000

I work for the Hands Off the Internet Coalition. Is the internet really in danger? According to the Chair of the Federal Trade Commission, extensive net neutrality legislation currently pending in the US Senate is unnecessary because there has been no demonstrated harm to consumers, that normal market forces would be likely to prevent any problems, and that new laws would cause more problems than they solve. http://memigo.com/frame?id=568159&browse=off In addition, The American Consumer Institute's research found that the “push for regulation is being made by the most profitable internet firms (i.e. google, yahoo) and that the consumers best interests are not in line with this regulation.” http://www.theamericanconsumer.org/ I urge you to research the facts before signing the petition. Don’t you think this issue should be left to the FTC, FCC and Department of Justice rather than members of Congress who lack the knowledgebase to write this type of legislation? Thank you for your time.



Comment on Can You Hear Us Now, Verizon? by 2hope

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 12:01:28 +0000

I attended the public comment hearing as a representive for the Boston Neighborhood Producer's Group (BNPG) and found the meeting to be very interesting. What became clear to me at this meeting was that Verizon was not really interested in negotiating with ciities and towns in a manner that could be described as genuine. It's kind of obvious why Verizon would want a 90 day period to "negotiate" they would most likely purposely drag out any talks until the clock strikes 12 and then throw up their hands and say, "oh well, we tried, please pass the papers for the national franchise." Hiram Scott



Comment on Can You Hear Us Now, Verizon? by Bill Solomon

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 22:00:01 +0000

Beccatabasky What a thoughtful, direct and wonderfully written description and analysis of yesterday's Cable Division/DTE Hearing regarding Verizon's proposed regulatory changes, the response of cities and towns and PEG access organizations, and as importantly the shame of those who supported the proposed changes, not because of their belief in the proposal, but for reasons less than admirable. It is much like yesterday's testimony against the proposed 90-day limitation on franchising, during and after each speaker I would think to myself how thoughtful and articulate they are/were and how I could not imagine how I could be as good or effective as they. But as each individual got up to speak one by one, each had a sincerity, passion, focus and thougtfulness that I have only seen and heard at a handful of public hearings. Your review does them honor, and causes me to feel, long after I should otherwise have felt so, optimism in what John Kennedy called in his 1960 inaguration speech, a new generation of leadership. Becca, stay interested and involved, and continue, "to let the word[s] go forth". May I forward your comments to others who attended the hearing or are otherwise interested? Bill Solomon



Comment on Videoblogging Workshop with Boston Neighborhood Producer’s Group Part 2 by 2hope

Sun, 13 Aug 2006 17:25:20 +0000

Hi Colin, enjoyed having you at the workshop, thanks for your support and assistance in the BNPG's efforts in educating its members about blogging. Look forward to the next workshop where participants will actually upload video! Regards, Hiram



Comment on Voice of the Next Generation by acmeboston

Fri, 14 Jul 2006 19:45:20 +0000

Yeah, that's a drag. YouTube doesn't support blogging on WordPress. They said they are working on adding new platforms soon, though.



Comment on “Human Hybrids: Creating a Global Identity” by Colin Rhinesmith » “Human Hybrids: Creating a Global Identity”

Mon, 26 Jun 2006 01:38:32 +0000

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Comment on Need a Good Network Neutrality Laugh? by acmeboston

Sat, 10 Jun 2006 01:49:28 +0000

ha! this is great. much needed after the disaster in the house yesterday!