Communication Justice Initiative

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The Right to Communication
Building a Just Communications System for Pittsburgh
To improve equity and justice in our city, greater attention is needed to address communications justice. Inequalities in access to the internet, increased corporate concentration and control of internet access and content, and growing threats to online privacy and security all threaten our right to communication and our democracy.

Individuals and collectives working to address communications justice are coming together to help raise more public awareness of the heightened threats to democratic communication.
  • Sunday February 18, 2018 4:30-6:30PM at Carnegie Mellon University, Tech for Society group will host a public workshop on digital privacy.
  • Thursday February 22, 2018 6:30-8:30PM Health and Human Services Building 1 Smithfield Street Downtown PGH. Public Conversation on Technology and Social Transformation. Join diverse residents of our city in a conversation about the role of technology in our communities and how we can work together to ensure that technology is used to advance human rights and justice in our city rather than to further racial and class inequities. (Homestead Grays Room)

Internet Access is a Human Right
The central role of information and communications in our society led the United Nations to define internet access as a human right. Indeed, full participation in our society requires that one have basic internet skills and regularized access to online resources. But Pittsburgh residents do not all enjoy access to this basic resource.

An Emancipation Proclamation for the Digital Age
Let's Stop Google from Gobbling Up Our Schools

Net Neutrality
Democratic FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn unveiled a fact sheet (pdf) on the implications of proposed FCC plan to rescind net neutrality.