FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 9, 2004
Contact: Mitchell Szczepanczyk, President, Chicago Media Action
Daytime phone: 1-773-753-0818
MEDIA DEMOCRACY ACTIVISTS HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE REGARDING CHICAGOANS' VIEWS OF ECHOSTAR/VIACOM DISPUTE
Tuesday, March 9, 8pm, 3411 W. Diversey (corner of Diversey and Kimball), at the upstairs conference room.
Chicago Media Action will hold a press conference on Chicagoans' reactions to the Viacom/EchoStar battle which escalated in recent days.
CMA president Mitchell Szczepanczyk says: "Much like the telephone companies, cable companies should serve as common carriers to users' content. Instead, we see powerful interests limiting the range of choices that should be available to everyone."
Chicago Media Action is an activist group dedicated to analyzing and broadening Chicago's mainstream media and to building Chicago's independent media. CMA, founded in November 2002, has been active in media issues, including the FCC media ownership fight of 2003, and helping organize the 2003 Midwest Forum on Media Ownership.
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