Microradio & Democracy: Free Speech vs. the FCC

Microradio & Democracy: Free Speech vs. the FCC

by Greg Ruggiero
     
 

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Microradio and Democracy discusses the role of citizen access to communications in a democratic society, and how diversity, localism, and core political speech are undermined by corporate control of the public airwaves. Ruggiero examines the emergence of microradio activism in recent court cases, and the links between the microradio struggle and larger movements

Overview

Microradio and Democracy discusses the role of citizen access to communications in a democratic society, and how diversity, localism, and core political speech are undermined by corporate control of the public airwaves. Ruggiero examines the emergence of microradio activism in recent court cases, and the links between the microradio struggle and larger movements for democracy and social justice. Illustrated with photos and graphics, this book will be of interest to anyone concerned about keeping free speech for communities, not corporations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583220009
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
Open Media Pamphlet Series
Pages:
63
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.74(h) x 0.17(d)

Meet the Author

GREG RUGGIERO is a former senior editor of Seven Stories Press. Ruggiero cofounded the Open Media Series in 1991, and has since published some of the most outspoken scholars, social justice advocates, and dissidents of our time, including Angela Y. Davis, Allen Ginsberg, Alice Walker, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Ralph Nader, Arundhati Roy and Subcomandante Marcos. He currently works for City Lights, the legendary San Franciso-based publisher.

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