Media companies are using shady tactics to dodge the FCC’s ownership rules and snap up local TV stations across the U.S. Tell the FCC to close the loopholes in its ownership rules and stop runaway media consolidation.
It’s been five years since the FCC left Washington, D.C., in an official capacity to hear how its policies affect real people. It’s time for the agency to schedule meetings in communities around the country to give people a real voice in the policymaking process.
U.S. journalists should be able to enter the country without fear of detention or intimidation. But government authorities have been stopping journalists, whistleblowers and many other travelers on a regular basis, seizing their electronic devices and examining them without search warrants.
Everyone deserves affordable access to communications services. Even in the Internet era, people rely on telephones to connect to the outside world for job opportunities, medical services and educational advancement. Enter the Lifeline program.
The TV and newspaper giant Gannett wants to buy 20 TV stations from Belo, which would make it one of the nation’s largest TV conglomerates. And guess what: This deal violates federal media ownership rules.
Join the fight today. Tell the FCC to say no to Gannett-Belo.