Webinar: Global Media Access and Democratic Participation

Global Media Access and Democratic Participation

Wednesday, October 5

2 pm CT / 3 pm ET, 12 pm PT

Speaker: Lee Artz, Purdue University Northwest

Media access means the opportunity and ability to use media technology for the production, distribution, and reception of mass communication intended for public audiences. In most commercial media renderings and politician pronouncements, media access is restricted to reception of analog or digital transmissions, including Internet sites. 

Media access is an international human right. Media access provides a measure of democracy and entails more than viewing or listening. To maximize democratic participation by diverse publics, individuals and groups must have full access to the technologies necessary for the production and distribution of mass communication, including the means for print, broadcast, film, and digital production and dissemination of messages and meanings. 

Internationally, community media is at the forefront of public access. This presentation provides an overview from Asia, Africa, and Latin America, back to the US.
10/5/2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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