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International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. Its objective is to strengthen democratic institutions and...

News Releases

Five journalists arrested in crackdown on independent media in Malaysia
2015-04-02
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrests of a total of five journalists in Malaysia in the past 48 hours with the aim of pressuring independent media to censor themselves and prevent them workin...
IFJ and EFJ Condemn Azerbaijan Call for 'Public Hatred' towards Independent Media
2012-06-14
International Federation of Journalists
Condemning the call by the Azeri government for a show of ‘public hatred' against independent media.
Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
2012-11-02
Connexions Archive
CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27).

Sources Select Resources

Alternative Media is an Absolute Necessity!!
Zacherydtaylor
Article
2012
Open Salon
By now most people that have been paying close attention to the traditional media and made some attempt to look at other sources know that the traditional media is controlled by corporate interests an...
Authentic journalism: weapon of the people
Giordano, Al
Article
2010
openDemocracy
The path out of the crises wrought by commercial journalism opens when citizens steal back the mission that big media claimed but failed to do: Honest, coherent storytelling.
Canwest latest 'media giant' to exploit news operations
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2009
Connexions
Media corporations claim to care about quality journalism, but they've deceived Canadians for decades -- censoring news to protect their profits, pandering to the interests of the corporate world, and...
The Case for Grassroots Archives
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden historie...
Content Magazine - Number 19
May 1972
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine
Could a 'mini-paper' nip at the heels of mainstream press?
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2010
Connexions
A mini-paper would be incredibly inexpensive to publish. There would be no requirement for newsprint, a huge printing plant or large delivery system.
Creation of Sustainable Free Media Would Be Huge Breakthrough
Part 4 of The Crisis in Canadian Media
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2010
Connexions
Independent media organizations would approach news differently compared to the coverage provided by corporate-owned media.
Crisis Fund for Independent Media
Whitehead, Peter
Article
2009
Media Helping Media
The global financial crisis is threatening to silence independent news outlets more effectively than any government. The Media Development Loan Fund's (MDLF) Crisis Fund is providing vital support to ...
The Descent of the Left Press: From IF Stone to The Nation
Proyect, Louis
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Just about fifty years ago when I was becoming politicized around the war in Vietnam, I began searching desperately for information and analysis that could explain why this senseless war was taking pl...
Feral Journalism - Rewilding Dissent
Media Lens
Article
2015
Media Lens
Media censorship from corporations and politicians are distoring our view of reality but most of us aren't so far gone that we can't recognize the need for non-corporate media.
Five journalists arrested in crackdown on independent media in Malaysia
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrests of a total of five journalists in Malaysia in the past 48 hours with the aim of pressuring independent media to censor themselves and prevent them workin...
Funding for Non-profit Media or Public Interest Activities
Part 7 of 7 - Canada's Media in Crisis
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2010
Connexions Information Sharing Services
A group that launches, or even refocuses, an independent news media project - or raises money for just about any public-interest activity - will probably have success in fundraising if it does the pro...
How Alternative Media Provide The Crucial Critique Of The Mainstream
Keeble, Richard
Article
2010
Medialens
The closeness of the mainstream to dominant economic, cultural and ideological forces means that the mainstream largely functions to promote the interests of the military/industrial/political complex....
I.F. Stone's Weekly
Stone, I.F.
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1953
I.f. Stone
Weekly newsletter published by I.F. Stone from 1953 to 1971. All issues between January 17, 1953 and December 1, 1971 are online.
Independent media advocates must develop creative news sites
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2010
Connexions
We should be able to come up with two or three practical models that can be used to set up sustainable news and information production and delivery systems.
Independent Media Center
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
The Independent Media Center (a.k.a. Indymedia or IMC) is a global participatory network of journalists that report on political and social issues.
Journalists, community groups need to develop independent Canadian media
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2011
It is shocking that – in the 21st Century – we still have a system under which corporate over-lords – not the journalists who produce the news – control the process that determines the content of main...
Liberating Thought: Toward an Independent Mass Media
Fake, Steven
Article
2010
Ideas & Action
Prospects for democracy are dependent upon the growth of an independent media with wide exposure in the general population comparable to that of the corporate press.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 27, 2016
Alternative Media
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
A special issue on alternative media.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 20, 2016
Fake News
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
"Fake news" is the latest mania to convulse the mainstream media. All at once, we're being subjected to an outbreak of hand-wringing articles and commentary about obscure websites which are supposedly...
The website of I.F. Stone
Stone, I.F.
Website
Website devoted to the journalism and life of radical journalist I.F. Stone (1907-1989).
Survival Strategies for Local Journalism
Vara, Vauhini
Article
2015
The New Yorker
In an attempt to draw readers and advertisers, the San Francisco Chronicle began printing on high-quality glossy paper in November, 2009. Its circulation had dropped by more than fifty per cent in les...
Without Fear, Without Favor
The Future of Journalism
Avnery, Uri
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The Words “lifetime achievement” have a certain undertone. There is a hint that the work is finished.
The work of authentic journalists is the most important thing for social movements
How Mercedes Osuna became a rebel with a cause
Bonilla, Mayte G.
Article
2013
The Narco News Bulletin
Not an activist, social organizer nor a defender: Mercedes Osuna would rather define her work as human labor, something that she has dedicated an entire life to. She was born in a place were true word...
World Charter of Free Media
Article
2015
World Forum of Free Media
A charter for the democratization of communication.
Writings by I.F. Stone
Stone, I.F.
Website

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Content Magazine - Number 19
May 1972
Serial Publication (Periodical)

Media

National Observer
Focuses on news through the lens of energy, environment and federal politics.


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