In a proposal to be sent to parliament in the spring, the Finnish government is planning to ban all alcohol advertisement on public places in order to reduce youth exposure to alcohol promotion. The decision comes shortly after the government took action to reduce cigarette visibility by banning ads and requiring that cigarette products be kept under the counter or behind closed doors where...read more
Posts Tagged "Media Literacy"
Finally, a beautiful young woman who will be able to make this lesson stick. Thank You Caroline Heldman especially for quoting much of lines Media Watch has used for decades about the importance of recognizing sexual objectification and, of course, the END.. which I won’t spoil for you .. WATCH IT It is unfortunate that within our surface-oriented culture the majority are unable and...read more
A year ago today, you, me, and 24 million people defeated SOPA and Internet censorship. It was the largest online protest ever. It was amazing! Today, a lot of friends from the SOPA fight are declaring January 18th “Internet Freedom Day,” and we want your help starting a new holiday tradition where we share stuff on the web that shouldn’t, or can’t ever, be censored. Each...read more
By Don Hazen Read on Alternet December 20, 2012 | The horrific massacre of schoolchildren and their teachers in Newtown, Connecticut, has unleashed an unprecedented debate about how to address the problem of mass violence in our country. There is an increasing sense that American society is incapable of protecting its citizens, including young children, the most vulnerable among us. Yes,...read more
It has been just one week since the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre took place and many of us are still numb to the horror of what happened. My question is, are we brave enough to step out of our comfort zones, suspend all judgments, look long and hard at the big picture and implement lasting social change? There are a myriad of issues that have informed my life’s work and that are...read more