A campaign was launched today to get Canadians involved in
decisions about the future of the country’s media landscape. Canadians
for Democratic Media is urging people to send a message to the CRTC
calling for policies that limit concentrated and cross-ownership in the
media and support public and community-based media.

“We are in the middle of a major wave of private media
consolidation in this country and we are very worried about what it
means for access to a diversity of made-in-Canada news and
entertainment in cities and towns across the country,” says Steve
Anderson, coordinator of Canadians for Democratic Media. “Recent
history suggests we are headed for even less local coverage and less
original programming.

Below: Video short produced by Canadians for a Democratic Media:


A campaign was launched today to get Canadians involved in
decisions about the future of the country’s media landscape. Canadians
for Democratic Media is urging people to send a message to the CRTC
calling for policies that limit concentrated and cross-ownership in the
media and support public and community-based media.

“We are in the middle of a major wave of private media
consolidation in this country and we are very worried about what it
means for access to a diversity of made-in-Canada news and
entertainment in cities and towns across the country,” says Steve
Anderson, coordinator of Canadians for Democratic Media. “Recent
history suggests we are headed for even less local coverage and less
original programming.

Below: Video short produced by Canadians for a Democratic Media:

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Patricia W. Elliott is a magazine journalist and assistant professor at the School of Journalism, University of Regina. You can visit her at patriciaelliott.ca.