- An alternative media list
A selective list of English-language alternative media.
- Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
- Canadian Association of Labour Media
A network of union publications and editors that provides labour-friendly stories and graphics and training for labour communicators.
- Center for Media and Democracy
Investigates and exposes public relations spin and propaganda, and promotes media literacy and citizen journalism, media of, by and for the people.
- Friends of Canadian Broadcasting
An association of Canadians who share a commitment to expanding the quality and quantity of Canadian programming on our nation's airwaves.
- Media Education Foundation
Analyzing worldwide trends in media ownership, commercial content, and the media element of commercial globalization's encroachment on and redefinition of public space.
Correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media.
MediaLens is a response based on our conviction that mainstream newspapers and broadcasters provide a profoundly distorted picture of our world. We are convinced that the increasingly centralised, corporate nature of the media means that it acts as a de facto propaganda system for corporate and other establishment interests. The costs incurred as a result of this propaganda, in terms of human suffering and environmental degradation, are incalculable.
In seeking to understand the basis and operation of this systematic distortion, we flatly reject all conspiracy theories and point instead to the inevitably corrupting effects of free market forces operating on and through media corporations seeking profit in a society dominated by corporate power.
- News Hounds
Rather than serve as the public's eyes and ears, Fox and other media conglomerates have become echo chambers for the rich and powerful with whom they have become all too cozy. This blog is an attempt to counter that alarming condition.
- Publicity and Media Resources
Resources and publications to assist your organization in getting more and better media coverage and raising awareness.
- Reporters without Borders
Defends journalists and media assistants imprisoned or persecuted for doing their job and exposes the mistreatment and torture of them in many countries. Fights against censorship and laws that undermine press freedom. Works to improve the safety of journalists, especially those reporting in war zones.
Spinwatch is an independent organisation which monitors the role of public relations and spin in contemporary society. Spinwatch promotes greater understanding of the role of PR, propaganda and lobbying through its website and through other outreach and campaigning activities, including media appearances, book and pamphlet writing, Spinwalks, and investigative reporting.
Adbusters magazine web site with spoof ads, anti-advertising messages, articles.
- Alternative Press Center
Annotated links to alternative points of view available on the Internet.
- Arab Media Watch
Our main activities include:
- monitoring and analysing the British media
- establishing a dialogue with journalists and editors
- helping journalists and editors with research and information
- fielding and arranging interviews
- producing monitoring studies, reports, press releases, background documents and fact sheets
- writing articles and commentaries for various newspapers, magazines and websites
- getting letters published in the press
- organising and speaking at topical events, universities and debates
- encouraging our members to engage the media in a polite, factual and targeted manner
- Arts Culture Media Communications Topic Index in Sources Directory
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to arts, culture, media, and communicatins in the Sources directory for the media.
- Banned Books Online
A sampling of books which have been censored or subject to censorship attempts.
- Center for Democracy and Technology
Addresses issues of Internet censorhip and privacy.
- Comrade's Socialist Songbook
Revolutionary and trade union songs, mostly from the The Socialist Songbook.
- Design Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to design in the Sources directory for the media.
- FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting) Internet site
U.S. media watch group that documents and criticizes media bias and censorship, scrutinizes media practices that marginalize public interest, minority, and dissenting viewpoints, and advocates for greater diversity in the press.
Fifth-Estate-Online is an international, interactive on-line journal of radical media thinking and critical practice. It is a forum for all those who are deeply concerned about the historical and current role and power of the mass media in society.
- Fine Arts Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to fine arts in the Sources directory for the media.
- Graphic Arts Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to graphic arts in the Sources directory for the media.
- Journalism & Writing Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to journalism and writing in the Sources directory for the media.
- Journalists for Human Rights
Human rights organization which seeks to harness the power of the media as a tool to combat human rights abuses.
- Literature & Language Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to literature and language in the Sources directory for the media.
A gateway to resources about Marxism compiled by Connexions.
- Media (News & Entertainment) Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to news and entertainment media in the Sources directory for the media.
Reports, opinions and links on media issues, including media news and links to hundreds of media issues organizations around the world.
- Mental Engineering
Web site of the TV program that critiques advertising and television.
- Music Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to music in the Sources directory for the media.
Tracking efforts to stifle open debate about US-Israeli foreign policy.
- Performing Arts Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related tothe performing arts in the Sources directory for the media.
- Publishing Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to publishing in the Sources directory for the media.
- Resistance MP3
Left-wing political audio recordings of talks and discussions, primarily from a Trotskyist or neo-Trotskyist perspective, but also including some clips from speeches by people like Martin Luther King Jr. or Noam Chomsky.
- The Sources HotLink
A website and newsletter dealing with media relations strategies.
- Sources Select Resources
Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers.
- Toronto Video Activist Collective
Founded to counter-balance the mostly anti-activist media and to shamelessly promote social and environmental justice issues through the production and distribution of activist videos under no mask of journalistic objectivity.
- World Comics
Almost any issue, idea or fact can be expressed in a comic. This kind of visual storytelling is flexible, attention-grabbing and relatively inexpensive. World Comics promotes the use of local comics as a means for social change.
On our pages you can check out Grassroot comics - a remarkable new NGO communication tool. You can also download or print out detailed instructions on how to make these comics. New! A book, "GRASSROOTS COMICS - a development communication tool", has been published. If you plan to make a larger information campaign with comics you can look at samples and solutions from a great variety of campaign comics. You can also find out what kind of workshops and exhibitions World Comics has arranged. Have a look at our videos, picture galleries and presentations (including Powerpoints).
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Catalogue of more than 13,000 books, articles, films, periodicals, websites and other resources.
Library of Congress classification,
Year of Publication.
Associations and NGOs dealing with social and environmental issues — A-Z Index or Subject Index.
For experts and media spokespersons also see the Sources directory and the comprehensive Sources Subject Index.
Selected Internet resources featuring information about alternatives.
Events from across Canada. Also see: Sources Calendar and news releases.
Publicity and Media
Resources, publications and articles to help you get publicity and raise awareness. Plus Media Names & Numbers Canadian media directory, the Parliamentary Names & Numbers Canadian government directory, and mailing lists.
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Connexions exists to support individuals and groups working for freedom and social justice. We work to maintain and make available a record of the theory and practice of people struggling against oppression and for social change. We believe that the more we know about the struggles, victories, and defeats of the past, and about those who took part in them, the better equipped we will be to bring a new world into being.
Connexions maintains a physical archive of books and documents, and is engaged in an ongoing project to build and expand an indexed digital archive of documents. We try to feature a wide variety of resources reflecting a diversity of viewpoints and approaches to social change within our overall mandate of support for democracy, civil liberties, freedom of expression, universal human rights, secularism, equality, economic justice, environmental responsibility, and the creation and preservation of community.
We are internationalist in our orientation, but as a Canadian-based project we feature an especially extensive collection of Canadian documents and profiles of Canadian activist organizations.