Know Your Media

For true democracy to work, people need easy access to independent, diverse sources of news and information.

But the last two decades have seen unprecedented corporate media consolidation. The U.S. media was already fairly homogenous in the early 80s: some fifty media conglomerates dominated all media outlets, including television, radio, newspapers, magazines, music, publishing and film. In the year 2000, just six corporations dominated the U.S. media.

Learn more about the media that you follow.

  1. Boycott Murdoch’s Media Monopoly!
  2. See how Rupert Murdoch has achieved his stranglehold on many aspects of the media
  3. Listen to John Pilger speak about propaganda, the press, censorship
  4. ‘It’s a media-opoly!
  5. Stop reading the free newspapers handed out in the streets
  6. Search for new ways to discover the news. Outside of the mainstream media influence. Check out Democracy Now – an independent and non profit daily newscast on the internet.
  7. See this true story of a community in Mexico standing up and taking back media control. LITERALLY!
  8. Cancel your Sky TV.

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