Boston Day of Out(R)age Coverage on Rocketboom!

June 7, 2006

 

Thanks again to Steve Garfield and Andy Carvin for their great videos (Steve's & Andy's) from the May 24 Day of Out(R)age – Boston rally! Snippets from both ended up on an episode of Rocketboom last Thursday.

Between the comments about snakes and invisible jump ropes, the issue of net neutrality did manage to squeeze its way into the conversation.

Thanks to Boston videobloggers Steve and Andy for covering the rally while the Boston Mainstream Media took another snoozer (zzzzzz) failing to cover one of the most important issues of our time.

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How Participatory Culture is Transforming Media and Democracy in 3 Simple Steps

June 4, 2006


Step 1: Andy Carvin covers the May 24, 2006 National Day of Out(R)age – BOSTON rally for Rocketboom and shares his video online at blip.tv licensed under a Creative Commons license.

Step 2: NOW on PBS covers the issue of "Net Neutrality" Friday, June 3, 2006. Host, David Brancaccio speaks with blip.tv and other net neutrality advocates to investigate why without net neutrality, the Internet as we know it will fundamentally change forever.


Step 3: During the segment, NOW features video clips uploaded to blip.tv. One of them, is an excerpt from Andy Carvin's video from the May 24 National Day of Out(R)age – BOSTON rally.

Wow, thanks Andy!


Jeff Manzelli Covers Boston Rally and Press Conference for CCTV’s “You Are Here”

June 4, 2006

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Jeff Manzelli of Cambridge Community Television shot this video from the May 24 National Day of Out(R)age – BOSTON Rally and Press conference for "You Are Here".

"Community media awareness and activism organizations around the country declared a national "Day of Out(R)age" to build support for a group of media related issues, including preserving network neutrality, local control of local resources, and provisions in the Telecommunication Act that support Public Access stations. ACME Boston hosted the local media event at the statehouse. Freeman Z (Jeffrey Manzelli) covered the event for You Are Here.

Primary Camera (tripod shots) and (in broadcast version) title graphics are by Buz Owen who assembles the program." – You Are Here/Day of Outrage

Thanks to Jeff and the rest of the "You Are Here" crew at CCTV!


Boston Rally on NOW

June 3, 2006

Janet tells me that images from our Boston rally on the 24 appeared on NOW last night. The program featured a discussion about Net Neutrality. Missed it last night, but will be aired again in the Boston area on WGBH tomorrow morning at 11am. Will be sure to check it out!


Boston Press Conference Highlights on Media Minutes

May 29, 2006

Listen to this week's Media Minutes to hear highlights from last Wednesday's National Day of Out(R)age – BOSTON press conference and from rallies in cities across the country.

"New York, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco: concerned citizens take part in a "National Day of Out(R)age" directed at the phone and cable companies' campaign to become gatekeepers of the Internet and strangle community television." – Media Minutes: May 26, 2006


Joe Dalton, District Director, Rep. Markey’s Office Speech

May 25, 2006

Joe Dalton, District Director, Rep. Markey's Office Speech

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On Wednesday, May 24th, thousands of people in cities across the country protested the proposed federal legislation House Bill 5252 and Senate Bill 2686. The proposed legislation could curb local control over video franchises, negatively impact thousands of local Public, Educational and Governmental Access channels, allow red-lining in low-income and rural communities and jeopardize the openness of the internet by removing ‘net neutrality’ provisions designed to promote competition.

Watch Joe Dalton, District Director of Rep. Markey's Office, give his speech in Boston. TRT: 4:54


Steve Early Speech in Boston on National Day of Out(R)age

May 25, 2006

Steve Early Speech in Boston on National Day of Out(R)age

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On Wednesday, May 24th, thousands of people in cities across the country protested the proposed federal legislation House Bill 5252 and Senate Bill 2686. The proposed legislation could curb local control over video franchises, negatively impact thousands of local Public, Educational and Governmental Access channels, allow red-lining in low-income and rural communities and jeopardize the openness of the internet by removing ‘net neutrality’ provisions designed to promote competition.Watch Steve Early, Communications Workers of America, give his speech in Boston. TRT: 2:55