What does Media Democracy Day mean to you?
Since 2001, Media Democracy Day has provided a place for citizens, activists, media artists, innovators, policy makers, students, academics to come together and engage in a dynamic dialogue on the importance of creating a participatory, democratic media system that works in the interest of people, not just the corporate bottom line (via Media Democracy Day).
As a few substantial owners narrow the flow of information through their communication channels (i.e CanWest, TimeWarner etc), there is a greater need to generate public discussions and provide information from other sources. Thus, encouraging additional communication and information outlets is vital in the growth in literary economy.
Presented by the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University, OpenMedia.ca, and the Vancouver Public Library, the event is free and open to the public, but seating for panel, keynote, and workshop sessions is limited. To pre-register your attendance, visit http://mddvancouver.eventbrite.com. Full program details are also located on the eventbrite page.
Ricepaper magazine will be at Media Democracy Day. Become a part of this event as we explore different avenues to share and communicate information within the public sphere.