A coalition of media activists was gathering Friday, March 22, in Washington, D.C. to confront the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the increasing monopolization of the US media. A colourful crowd, many dressed in angels costumes, demanded democratic access to communications infrastructure and an end to corporate control of information and communication.
The FCC has recently abolished a legal rule limiting the size and scope of media that one company can own. This opens the door for a new wave of mega mergers in an industry that is already characterised by massive largess and self serving cross ownership -- which threatens the publication and distribution of independent information.
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