“Jane Fonda on the Fight for An Equitable Media”

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From the WMC press release:

In a powerful address to the just concluded National Conference on Media Reform, WMC founding board member Jane Fonda called for a strong and progressive media, one that captures the essence of democracy by fully reporting women’s issues and employing women at all levels of news organizations.   Fonda said an overwhelmingly white and male corps of journalism professionals cannot accurately reflect our world and pointed out the anemic coverage of the story of Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi, the 14-year-old Iraqi girl who was raped and murdered, allegedly by U.S. soldiers. The soldiers are also charged with killing the teenager’s family (the atrocities are the subject of an ongoing WMC campaign). And she told the Memphis gathering organized by the Free Press”When we talk about reforming the media, what we’re really talking about is creating a media that is powerful, not a media that serves the interests of the powerful…”   The commentary on these critical issues…today at www.womensmediacenter.com

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