Shouldn’t the media be by the people and for the people? Democratic media is the idea that the media should be organized according to democratic principles—including inclusivity, transparency, and majority accountability—rather than by commercial interests. This could look like publicly owned radio stations, or news outlets run by grassroots organizations. Without this kind of organization, the media can come to be controlled by corporate or political power, which fundamentally changes the way that the public has access to news, culture, and information.
Explore this section to learn why we should live in a world with democratic media—and how community organizations are making it a reality.
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