Media & media democracy


A-Infos Radio Project --

AlterNet -- A project of the Independent Media Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting independent and alternative journalism. First launched in 1998, AlterNet's online magazine provides a mix of news, opinion and investigative journalism on subjects ranging from the environment, the drug war, technology and cultural trends to policy debate, sexual politics and health issues. The AlterNet article database includes more than 7,000 stories from over 200 sources. -- Your best source for antiwar news, viewpoints and activities.

Common Dreams -- Breaking news and views for the Progressive community.

Covert Action Quarterly -- On-line magazine.

Critical Media Literacy in Times of War -- Democracy depends on freedom of expression in media. Interactive site.

Democracy Now! -- Home Page of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman's Pacifica Radio Network show. Superb investigative journalism dedicated to exposing injustice.

Electronic Intifada -- The Electronic Intifada will equip you to challenge myth, distortion and spin in the media in an informed way, enabling you to effect positive changes in media coverage of the Palestinians and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Essential Information -- Founded in 1982 by Ralph Nader, Essential Information is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. We are involved in a variety of projects to encourage citizens to become active and engaged in their communities. We provide provocative information to the public on important topics neglected by the mass media and policy makers. Publishes a monthly magazine, books and reports, sponsors investigative journalism conferences, provides writers with grants to pursue investigations and operate clearing houses which disseminate information to grassroots organizations in the United States and the Third World.

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting -- National media watchdog group advocating independence and criticism in journalism.

From the Wilderness Publications -- Website of Michael C. Ruppert. Through his newsletter, From the Wilderness, and website, Mike has pioneered innovative analysis and groundbreaking original stories on the impact of $5-600 billion per year in drug money moving through the US economy and the illegal covert operations which maintain control of that cash flow for US economic interests. Check out, mirror site due to repeated hackings of his main site.

Guardian Unlimited -- Among Western, English language media, this British daily has simply had the best reporting from the Middle East and Central, South and Southwest Asia since the September 11 attacks. Far more probing than its U.S. counterparts.

Independent Media Center -- Collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage. Indymedia is a democratic media outlet for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of truth.

InfoTechWarPeace (Information Technology, War and Peace Project) -- Collection of Washington insider memos, reports, articles re 911.

Inlet, a progressive portal -- Co-op of volunteers publishing ad-free media on the web. Supports unheard voices and encourages people to participate. Provides helpful tools, information, and analysis by building a clear, concise Web portal. Highlights sources that operate from a progressive and/or humanistic perspective. Links primarily to websites that are ad-free and non-commercial.

Institute for Public Accuracy -- National coalition of policy researchers, seeks to broaden public discourse for perspectives excluded by corporate media.

Institute for War and Peace Reporting -- British organization supports recovery and development in crisis zones by providing professional training, financial assistance and an international platform to independent media, human rights activists and other local democratic voices. Maintains offices in Almaty, Belgrade, Bishkek, Pristina, Skopje, Tashkent and The Hague and representatives in Baku, Sarajevo, Tbilisi, Tirana, Yerevan and Zagreb. Its home office is in London.

In These Times -- National, biweekly magazine of news and opinion published in Chicago. For 25 years, In These Times has provided groundbreaking coverage of the labor movement, environment, feminism, grassroots politics, minority communities and the media. In These Times features award-winning investigative reporting about corporate malfeasance and government wrongdoing, insightful analysis of national and international affairs, and sharp cultural criticism about events and ideas that matter. In These Times has been nominated for a 2001 Alternative Press Award for "Best Political Coverage."

Media Channel -- Daily news, features, commentary and resources about US and international media.

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Media Education Foundation -- The Media Education Foundation is a non-profit educational organization devoted to media research and production of resources to aid educatiors and others in fostering analytical media literacy. We believe that a media literate citizenry is essential to a vibrant democracy in a diverse and complex society.

Media Workers against War -- The best global source on the web for anti-war news, views and updates on the international peace movement -updated daily.

Nation, The -- The Nation "will not be the organ of any party, sect, or body. It will, on the contrary, make an earnest effort to bring to the discussion of political and social questions a really critical spirit, and to wage war upon the vices of violence, exaggeration, and misrepresentation by which so much of the political writing of the day is marred." -- from The Nation's founding prospectus, 1865.

New Dimensions Radio -- Independent producer of broadcast dialogues and other quality programming, presents a diversity of views from many traditions and cultures, and strives to provide listeners with practical knowledge and perennial wisdom. Fosters living a more healthy life of mind, body and spirit while deepening our connections to self, family, community, the natural world and the planet.

Oasis TV -- An integrated media content provider of natural lifestyle programming, alternative news, cutting edge information and thought-provoking editorials. Its mission is to help create a more healthful, loving and peaceful world by providing global markets with media-based resources for personal and planetary transformation.

Pacifica Foundation -- Pacifica Radio is the only network in the US unconstrained by corporate underwriting and policy decisions.

Progressive, The -- The mission of The Progressive is to be a journalistic voice for peace and social justice at home and abroad. The magazine, its affiliates, and its staff steadfastly oppose militarism, the concentration of power in corporate hands, the disenfranchisement of the citizenry, poverty, and prejudice in all its guises. We champion peace, social and economic justice, civil rights, civil liberties, human rights, a preserved environment, and a reinvigorated democracy.

San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center -- Non-commercial, democratic collective of Bay Area independent media makers and media outlets, and serves as the local organizing unit of the global Indymedia network.

Steppin' Out of Babylon -- Radio show of Sue Supriano, airs on several internet stations, a shortwave station, a major activist radio website, etc. Starting 7/04 also on KPFA, Weds. 1-1:30 pm.

War Times -- Newspaper being produced to help broaden and deepen the fight against the Bush program by compiling information and analysis, and putting them into the hands of large numbers of readers. "The first casualty of war is truth."