Media Democracy Day 2009: Beyond the Frame

Event Details

Date & Time November 7, 2009, 2:00pm – 9:00pm
Location Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC
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Website Media Democracy Day 2009: Beyond the Frame

Media Democracy Day 2009: Beyond the Frame

Do you believe in democracy and free expression? Do you want your opinion to count rather then have it swept under the carpet by corporate media? If you answered “yes” to the previous questions, Media Democracy Day is your day!

What: Media Democracy Day
When: Saturday, November 7th – 11am-6pm
Where: At the Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street
More at: Media Democracy Day 2009: Beyond the Frame

Media should inform, liberate and empower all members of our society. On Media Democracy Day, the public has a chance to share and discuss ways in which we can continue to democratize media together.

Make your voice heard on Saturday, November 7th at the Vancouver Public Library (350 West Georgia Street). There, you can celebrate Media Democracy Day with other democratic media enthusiasts. From 11am to 6pm, you will have a chance to attend exciting workshops, panels and a media democracy fair. You will meet many of Vancouver’s journalists, technology innovators, and civil society workers. Some of these include:

Favianna Rodriguez (Renowned San Francisco Bay Area, digital graphic artist and community arts centre founder)
Rafe Mair (Political Journalist and former BC Cabinet Minister),
Kim Elliot (Publisher at;
Donald Gutstein (Author of Not a Conspiracy Theory),
Theresa Lalonde (CBC, Online and Interactive Reporter)
Steve Anderson (National Coordinator of SaveOurNet and;,
Gwen Barlee (Policy Director, Western Canada Wilderness Committee),
Robert Hackett (SFU Professor and author of Remaking Media),
Monte Paulsen (The Tyee)
Sylvia Richardson (Latin Waves on CJSF)
Kate Milberry (Media and Technology blogger),
Donald Gutstein (SFU Professor and author of Not a Conspiracy Theory),
Linda Soloman (The Vancouver Observer),
Jessi Berkelhammer (From the infamous Seattle based radical technology project;
Irwin Oostindie (W2 media),
Nick Middleton (The Gulf Islands Film School, Documentary Producer/Director)
…and Sid Tan (W2 media and Community TV 101),  Sean Condon (Megaphone), Paul Ryan (PIVOT’s Hope in the Shadows project), Andrew Pask (Vancouver Public Space Network), Damien Gillis (Documentarian and environmentalist), Rob Prey & Seonok Lee (Migrant Workers TV media activists),  Frank Lopez (Activist documentarian),  Dr. Paul Orlowski,  Ryan McCormick (Vancouver's Safe Amplification Society),  Lee Lakeman (Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter),  Nicole Deagan (Outreach Coordinator Coop Radio), … and many more…

So come down to the MDD Fair on November 7th, meet independent media makers, think beyond the frame, and dig deep into Media Democracy! More at:;