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Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
MediaChannel.org -- Global Network of Over 600 Media Issues & Affiliates  
media ownership chart, from Mediachannel
"Global Media, Neoliberalism, and Imperialism", by Robert W. McChesney in Monthly Review
IMC Indymedia 
Monthly Review magazine
Hype - by the Center on Blacks and the Media for balance in media 
Institute for Public Accuracy  
The CIA and the media
Operation Mockingbird and U.S. journalist assets and media ownership - Capitol Cities, CIA asset created by William Casey and owner of ABC TV network
Mediawhoresonline

Media Transparency, uncovering the money behind the media site
Monsanto pressured Fox TV not to air a series that questioned the safety of its GE bovine growth hormone
NY Times and U.S. Missle Attack on Sudan
Micro radio and pirate radio
Editor and Publisher magazine 
Native American media sources  
Native News Online  
Electronic Intifada 

Fighting the Lebanon War: Hizbullah and the Press
Institute for Global Communications IGC 
International Federation of Journalists 
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
FAIR  Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting
IPS - Inter Press Service 
IBT - International Broadcasting Trust (TV) 
Progressive & Non-Profit Organizations on the Net  
EPN Links Media 
Michigan State University Library Radicalism Collection 
Credible Deception by Jared Israel 
How Corporate Lobbyists Colonized the Net 
Princess Diana's Death & the Media Monster
PBS: Decline & Fall of 'Public' Television

    Video, radio and "independent" media, U.S.

Democracy Now radio
Letter from Democracy Now Host Amy Goodman to the Pacifica Foundation Board of Directors 10/18/00
Cascadia Media Collective
Flying Focus Video Collective
Pickaxe Productions
Headwaters Action Video Collective
The Video Activist Network
Direct Action Video Network
Whispered Media
Paper Tiger TV
Sleeping Giant
Big Noise Films
Deep Dish TV
Freespeech TV
Indymedia.org
Radio Free Cascadia
NYC's incomparable underground newspaper -Shadow Information Network
Micro radio and pirate radio
New York Free Media Alliance
TAO Communications
Rootmedia Media Action Group / Critical Mess Media
Los Angeles Alternative Media Network
Links for public access TV sources in US
Wisdom Television, Wisdom Media Group

  Publications, Publishers, Bookstores

Z Magazine
In Motion Magazine, multicultural, online U.S. publication about democracy
Covert Action Quarterly
Clarity Press, a human rights publisher
The Media Consortium
The Ecologist, longest running environmental magazine
Toward Freedom magazine
Mother Jones magazine
The Nation magazine
Prison News Service
2600 Magazine
Common Courage Press
Black Rose Anarchist Bookshop
Spunk Press
South End Press
Seven Stories Press
Index Bookcentre 16 Electric Avenue, Brixton, London
The Ahimsa Bookstore
Earth First Journal
Verso Press
Green Books, UK
Mid Atlantic Infoshop
Left Bank Books Collective
South Asia Books
Nexus Magazine
Steamshovel Press
The Emma Goldman Papers
Orion Society - Orion Magazine
Cultural Survival Quarterly - 'to defend the human rights and cultural autonomy of indigenous peoples and oppressed ethnic minorities.'
Banned Books - special exhibit of books that have been the objects of censorship or censorship attempts
Russia Journal Online, Russian site
The Militant, socialist newspaper
Ocean Press, Australia
The Independent, U.K.
Books etc. at Islami City
International Socialist Review
School of Living's quarterly journal, Green Revolution
The Independent Institute Journal of Political Economy, articles and books

  Books

The First Casualty: the War Correspondent as Hero and Myth-maker from the Crimea to Kosovo, Knightley Phillip, John Pilger (Introduction)
The Global Media : The Missionaries of Global Capitalism (Media Studies) by Ed
Herman, Robert Waterman McChesney, Edward S. Herman
Manufacturing Consent - The Political Economy of the Mass Media, by Noam Chomsky & Edward S. Herman
Toxic Sludge is Good for You! Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry,
Sheldon Rampton & John Stauber
The Media Monopoly by Ben Haig Bagdikian
Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television Jerry Mander
Greenwash - The Reality Behind Corporate Environmentalism, Jed Greer & Kenny Bruno
  (SEE Books page)

   Some "independent" media around the world

A SEED Europe  The Netherlands 
A-Infos News Service
International Forum for Independent Media
Direct Action Media Network  
Sindominio.net in Spain
Nadir.org in Germany
XS4ALL
CAT in Sydney Australia
Green Left Weekly, Australia 
TAO, Toronto, Canada
Toronto Media Collective
Mondragon Bookshop and Coffeehouse out of Winnipeg
Montreal Media Collective c/o Concordia QPIRG
ThiS magazine a Canadian Alternative Magazine
the Anarchives a Toronto based Journal
Tactical Media Network
European Counter-Network
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands action/infocentre EuroDusnie
Foundation for International Communication of the University of Hanover serves international communication amongst NGOs, alternative media, institutions and individuals striving to change the world for the better in all different parts of the globe
AStA University of Hannover (Germany)  
ComLink e.V. - APC-member in Germany - Links zu den Webseiten unserer Kunden
Ecoline   (Russia) 
La Référence Plus, daily newspaper (Zaire) 
Natur Og Ungdom (Norway) 
graswurzel revolution (Germany) 
Young Women and Democracy newsletter 



   "One night, probably in 1880, John Swinton, then the preeminent New York journalist, was the guest of honour at a banquet given him by the leaders of his craft. Someone who knew neither the press nor Swinton offered a toast to the independent press. Swinton outraged his colleagues by replying:
   "There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it.  There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone.
   "The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread.
   "You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press?
   "We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."


"  (Source: Labor's Untold Story, by Richard O. Boyer and Herbert M. Morais, published by United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America, NY, 1955/1979.)

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