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FCC Town Hall/Public Hearing on the Future of Diversity in the Nation's Media
Thurs., Oct. 19, 6 pm, Hunter College, Manhattan

The WBAI Justice and Unity Campaign urges folks to come out for this important event: The National Hispanic Media Coalition in conjunction with the National Latino Media Council, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Institute for Latino Policy are calling on communities of color to stand united before the Federal Communications Commission.  This event is in partnership with the Free Press.

On Thursday, October 19th., 6 pm at Hunter College Play House in Manhattan, there will be a town hall meeting with representatives from the FCC and other media experts to discuss the lack of: diversity, lack of ownership, underrepresentation and other media issues affecting people of color.

Public testimony is crucial to the success of this event and all are urged to come out and make their voices heard.

So please be there Thursday, October 19th, at 6 pm, Hunter College Play House, E. 68th St, Manhattan.

United, people truly can make a difference!

AND PLEASE REMEMBER TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST MEDIA CONSOLIDATION.  In addition to the town hall meeting on October 19th, please visit <http://stopbigmedia.com/=threat#abuse>http://stopbigmedia.com/=threat#abuse to find out other actions you can take.

Contacts: <mailto:dmontalvo@nahj.org>Daniela Montalvo, (202) 662-7152
Marta Garcia - National Hispanic Media Coalition, New York Chapter, 212-965-9758, <mailto:MediaCoalition@aol.com>MediaCoalition@aol.com
Craig Aaron, Free Press, (202) 265-1490, <mailto:caaron@freepress.net>caaron@freepress.net


Event offers the public an opportunity to discuss media's treatment of people of color

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal Communications Commissioners Jonathan Adelstein and Michael Copps will attend a town hall meeting/public hearing in New York City on Oct. 19 to take part in a discussion on diversity in the broadcast industry.

The FCC commissioners will hear from the public and a panel of experts their views on how television and radio stations serve the news and informational needs of people of color. The meeting/hearing will also focus on what impact media consolidation has had on the informational needs of communities of color.

WHAT: Town Hall/Public Hearing on the Future of Diversity in the Nation's Media

WHEN: Thursday, October 19, 2006, 6 p.m.

WHERE: Hunter College Kaye Playhouse, located at East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenue.

WHO: FCC Commissioners Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein, community leaders, media representatives and concerned citizens.

Joseph Torres

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Deputy Director

1000 National Press Building

Washington, DC 20045

202-662-7143 (p)

202-638-1434 (f)


E: mail: <mailto:jtorres@nahj.org>jtorres@nahj.org