Tired of seeing more coverage about Britney's breakdown than Baghdad's bloodshed, media reform activists are finding new ways to wrestle control of the media away from corporate control. The Media Democracy movement is reaching revolutionary heights and independent- and citizen-controlled media are beginning to change the way we get our information.
Perhaps there is no bigger event for media reform activists than the National Conference for Media Reform.
From June 6 to 8, some of the world's top journalists and media critics will converge in Minneapolis, Minnesota to talk about new strategies find innovative ways to tell the stories that aren't being reported on the evening news or inside your local newspaper.
Adbusters will be attending the conference and blogging updates and posting interviews from some of the keynote speakers. We hope to show you what grassroots media activists are doing right now and how you can get involved in the movement. Some of the leading figures that will be attending are Amy Goodman, Arianna Huffington and Dan Rather.
At a time when even former press secretary for the Bush Administration, Scott McClellan, has called the media complicit enablers in the lead up to the Iraq War, the need for a democratic media is more important than ever.
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