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A Forum for Independent Media on

January 28, 2002
10.30 a.m. - 5 p.m.: MIT Student Center (3rd floor)
6.30 p.m. - 9 p.m.: MIT 10-250

Overview   —   Schedule   —   Participants   —   Directions   —   Publicity


There is a day-time program, 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m., held on the third floor of the MIT Student Center; and there is an evening program, 6.30 p.m. to 9 p.m., held in Room 10-250 on the main campus.

The day-time program comprises three parallel activities at the Student Center. (1) The media fair takes place in the Mezzanine Lounge: books, magazines, and other literature in various media will be displayed; participants will be on hand to talk to attendees and to answer questions. (2) There is also an AV room where attendees can browse through videotapes, CDs, and audiotapes provided by participants. And finally (3) there is a full program of presentations and panel discussions in Twenty Chimneys.

The evening program in 10-250 will feature two presentations and then a discussion with the audience.

Presentations & Panel Discussions
10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mezzanine Lounge, MIT Student Center

10.30 - 10.45

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Theresa Tobin (MIT Humanities Library)

10.45 - 11.45

Human Rights & Terrorism in the Americas: After September 11

Josh Rubenstein (Amnesty International USA)

12.00 - 12.45

Cuba & Iraq: Under the Gun of US Sanctions

George Capaccio (Voices in the Wilderness)

1.00 - 1.45

Davos/NY and Porto Alegre: Can the Media Get it Right?

Kevin Murray (Grassroots International)

2.00 - 2.45

All Politics is Glocal:
Organizing to Communicate for Global Justice

Charlotte Ryan (Media Research & Action Project / Boston College)

3.00 - 3.30

Independent Media: Independent of What?

John Grebe (Independent Media Center / Boston)

3.45 - 5.15

Who Cares What We Say?
What Independent Media Provide That No One Else Does

David Goodman (Radio with a View), John Grebe (Sounds of Dissent), Linda Pinkow (WMBR News), Stephen Provizer (Allston-Brighton Free Radio), Chuck Rosina (No Censorship Radio), Randy Shadowalker (Cascadia Media Collective), Martin Voelker (No U-Turn Radio)

Presentations & Panel Discussions
6.30 p.m. to 9 p.m., MIT 10-250

6.30 - 6.45

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Theresa Tobin (MIT Humanities Library), Linda Pinkow (WMBR News)

6.45 - 7.30

War, Terrorism, & Media

David Barsamian (Alternative Radio)

7.30 - 8.15

So What Do We Want? — And How Do We Get It?

Mike Albert (MIT '69 & Z Magazine)

8.15 - 9.00


David Barsamian, Mike Albert, Linda Pinkow