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Archive for February, 2011

Looks can apparently kill…

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

February 28th, 2011

The sexual assault and battering to which South African broadcast journalist, Lara Logan, was subjected in Egypt on 11 February generated reports and commentary replete with sexism, racism and Islamophobia…

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Eco Mag Joins Call to Protect Reproductive Rights

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

February 23rd, 2011

To the chorus of outcry against politicians’ efforts to attack women’s reproductive rights in general and defund Planned Parenthood in particular, add the voice of online environmental magazine Grist. This past weekend, writer Lisa Hymas put out the call to support PP and reproductive health care through political action and personal stories, observing:
A society is […]

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Athena Film Festival: Celebrating Women’s Cinema, Leadership

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February 9th, 2011

By Guest Blogger Melissa Silverstein
The Athena Film Festival kicks off this week. The lineup has something for everyone. There are some films that are a couple of years old but are gems, some that recently played in theaters, some about to come out in theaters, and some making their way around the festival […]

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Ownership Data Subject of FCC Petition

cbyerlys Icon Posted by Carolyn Byerly

February 5th, 2011

I was among more than 20 individuals and 25 organizations to petition the FCC’s Media Bureau on February 2nd to make public the current ownership data, with respect to women and minorities, for broadcast stations in the US.

The letter bearing our signatures asked FCC Chairman Julius Genakowski and Commissioners Michael J. Copps, Robert M. McDowell, Mignon Clyburn, and Meredith Attwell Baker to release ownership data, which contains gender and race information. The FCC has not made such data available since 2006.

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How I Fought a YouTube Takedown and (Eventually) Won

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February 3rd, 2011

By Guest Blogger Anita Sarkeesian<
On January 10th, 2011 I realized that one of my YouTube videos, “Too Many Dicks: Video Games Remix,” was suddenly unavailable. I was a little shocked since I hadn’t even received an email letting me know the remix had been removed, or for what reason. I still don’t know […]

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Will the Comcast-NBC Merger Give You Diarrhea? Ask Liz Lemon!

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February 3rd, 2011

By Guest Blogger Jenn Ettinger
The Comcast-NBC Universal merger was finalized last week, and its impact on our media environment is likely to be grim. Ultimately, this new giant company will control not just vast amounts content, but how people can access that content via broadcast, cable and the Internet. The result will be fewer voices […]

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