• Welcome to Media Democracy Days!

    Now in its 13th year, MDD is an organization that believes the media are central to democracy. Accordingly, our mandate is to:

    Know the Media by engaging in critical, progressive, cross-cultural and intergenerational media education.

    Be the Media by engaging in critical, progressive, cross-cultural and intergenerational media education.

    Change the Media by collaborating with community members to create progressive coalitions and actionable policy goals to reshape the institutional context of communication.

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Thank You For Supporting MDD 2012!

Thank You For Supporting MDD 2012! Thank you for celebrating a diverse independent media system in Vancouver, Canada, and globally! Your support of Media Democracy Days 2012 has made this year’s events the largest in our now 12 year history. Photos and video are on their way and we will make an announcement as soon … Continue reading

A Crowd-Sourced Vision for MDD 2013

We are very pleased to let you know that MDD 2013 is currently under construction. We’ve got big things planned for this year, and we thought we should put our community in the loop on two of them now. A little while ago, we asked our community what they wanted to see at MDD 2013 … Continue reading

UPCOMING EVENT: ReMix This! A Copyright Cabaret

As part of our efforts to promote more democratic and representative media systems in Canada, we at Media Democracy Days have historically helped out with a series of events in Vancouver called FreshMedia – events which celebrate innovation and independent media, and work hard to help us re-imagine media and journalism. Next Thursday, May 16th, … Continue reading

TONIGHT! Hear the election stories that weren’t paid for

Two weeks from now, BC citizens will be asked to go to the polls and choose a new government for their province. The race is getting heated, and efforts to control the message are ramping up. Things are getting so desperate that advertisements are being mistaken for actual news, as one party resorts to buying … Continue reading

2013 BC Election: The Missing News

With the mainstream press increasingly preoccupied with the election horserace, it’s often left up to independent and alternative media organizations to tell the real stories and cover the real issues. This is especially true in BC, where our corporate media landscape is one of the most highly concentrated in the country. What can our province’s … Continue reading

Recording of Jodi Dean & Andrew Feenberg Debate Posted!

We had a full house yesterday for our debate between Professors Jodi Dean and Andrew Feenberg, and want to thank all of you all for your support and interest! Nearly 250 students, academics, and interested members of the public crammed into SFU Harbour Centre’s Terasen Cinema to hear these internationally renowned scholars debate the possibility … Continue reading