Media and democracy
The ever shifting role of media, who controls information and who has access are just a few of the focus areas for the Media Democracy Project.
This year’s 11th annual Media Democracy Days conference zeroes in on two issues: information control and aboriginal voices. The themes were chosen in response to high profile news events of the past year. They include: the revelations of the US government’s National Security Agency’s (NSA) spying program; stories of whistleblowers such as Edward Snowden; and aboriginal protests across the continent through the #IdleNoMore movement.
The project’s slogan is its mandate: Know the Media, Be the Media, Change the media:
- Know the media by engaging in critical, progressive, cross-cultural, and intergenerational policy dialogue
- Be the media by working directly with local media makers to produce messages that intervene in cultural and political life
- Change the media by collaborating with community members to create progressive coalitions and actionable political goals.
Working Design is pleased to once again join with an array of conference sponsors as MDD marks its 11th year. Two full days of activities run on Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9.