Archive for the 'Net Neutrality' Category

Alternative Media in Canada – finally!

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

My chapter in Alternative Media in Canada began as a conversation over beer at the International Communication Association’s annual conference in Montreal in 2008. Many versions and almost four years later, the book is in print! And net neutrality and digital copyright, the subject of my chapter, are still as important as ever. I’m chuffed […]

All up in G20′s grill…

Monday, June 21st, 2010

It has been a ridiculously busy last bit, but I thought I’d try to get a few things down. My research on social justice activists’ experience of and response to cybersurveillance in the lead up to the G20 is proceeding apace – I’m slowly gathering the stories of folks who’ve been followed and intimidated by […]

SaveOurNet Dance Partay

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Some rad folks have been organizing, lobbying and generally raising a ruckus around the corporate-sponsored push to close down the internet, commodify internet travel (using surveillance and discriminatory practices) and generally mess with net neutrality. The work is largely volunteer-driven, natch, and donation-funded. That’s why the SaveOurNet cats are hosting a fundraiser – a film […]

Make the internet your sweetie this Valentine’s

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Saveournet.ca, a Canadian coalition working to defend our online freedoms, has launched a sweet campaign urging people to wear their hearts on their sleeve and tell the CRTC to keep the internet open, fast and accessible to all Canadians. Bell and other corporate giants such as Rogers and Shaw currently have free reign to “throttle” […]

Tell the CRTC to keep our net open!

Friday, November 14th, 2008

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications  Commission (CRTC) has finally decided to deal with the prickly subject of internet regulation in Canada. Until recently, Canada’s Internet was an open, neutral network – a level playing field for free speech and innovation. All that is now threatened by a handful of corporations that want to control a […]

Outing the corporate mainstream media

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Me ‘n Leslie Regan Shade@the new media panel. Media Democracy Day totally kicked it this weekend at the VPL. The event was a good fit with the library, and the MDD fair – 40+ community groups set up to do community outreach and promote a more accessible media system with less corporate influence – was […]

Media matters in the Canadian election

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

The Campaign for Democratic Media released its report, Net Neutrality: Fact vs. Fiction just in time for the federal election… Net neutrality has not been the hot button issue it really is, and needs to be. The internet remains, for the moment, the most democratic communication medium we have. Not for long, though, if the […]