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Making Contact - Race, Immigration, and the Fight for an Open Internet - March 26, 2010 at 1:30pm

Making Contact, for March 26, 2010 - 1:30pm

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Making Contact - Race, Immigration, and the Fight for an Open Internet

The Internet. It’s the crossroads of virtually everything we do these days. Whether you’re looking for a job, searching for directions, staying in touch with family or making a long-distance call––It’s all happening on the screen in front of you. But what if access to a world of information, activities, ideas and opportunities was suddenly cut off?  It could happen.  Right now, telecommunications companies are pursuing a restrictive pay-for-play business model that many say will only further the digital divide, discriminating between those who have Internet access and those who do not.

On this edition, excerpts from ‘Race, Immigration and the Fight for an Open Internet’… a panel discussion presented by the G.W. Williams Center for Independent Journalism and New American Media.  The topic? Net neutrality. What is it? Who will it impact most? And why should we care?
The ‘Race, Immigration and the Fight for an Open Internet’ panel discussion was sponsored by G.W. Williams Center for Independent Journalism, New America Media, Center for Media Justice, Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Malkia Cyril, Center for Media Justice Executive Director & Founder; James Rucker, Co-founder & Executive Director; Eloise Rose-Lee, Media Alliance Broadband Access Project Director; Eric Arnold, hip-hop journalist; Sandip Roy, New America Media editor and KALW radio host.


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