MEDIA ISLAND INTERNATIONAL DTD 0391
Rating: 5 stars 2 reviews
Issues: Arts & Culture, Education
Location: PO Box 7204 Olympia WA 98507 USA
Mission: Media Island International is a resource and networking center for individuals, organizations, and movements working on Social Justice, Economic Democracy, Ecological Sustainability, and Peace. We gather, evaluate, and distribute underpublished information on critical issues at strategic times.
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Media Island has supported countless other projects through fiscal sponsorships, providing space, and by promoting a networking philosophy of supporting existing efforts rather than only our own. The larger issue of media control by corporations affects most other issues. Media Island has tried to tie under-reporting of issues to the conflicts of interest underlying media ownership and interlocking directorships.
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Media Island operates a networking space and community alternative library in downtown Olympia Washington. Locally our location serves as a nexus for community organizations to mingle, have meetings and work parties. We also run a low power fm licensed radio station which broadcasts as KOWA 106.5. While operating the networking center and radio station we also work on national issues and international issues through our website, our fiscal sponsorships and conferences. Currently we are working on funding a human rights accompanier to Honduras, supporting Black Mesa Indigenous Resistance, are a partner with national and local groups on Latin American Solidarity issues and immigrant rights issues, work on front line indigenous support, environmental causes and social justice activities.
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We brought 25 people to the US Social Forum the summer of 2010.
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Get paid staff and improve funding. I am incredibly proud how we currently do everything that we do with no paid staff and no funding.
The part of Media Island's mission which seeks to help increase the flow of under-published information is appropriate given the increasing corporate control of media.