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Films For Action will be representing at the National Conference on Media Reform this weekend
By Tim Hjersted / filmsforaction.org
Jun 5, 2008
I'll be attending this year's seminal media conference in Minneapolis, MN this weekend. Last year's conference in Memphis, TN was an amazing experience and this year looks to be no different. 3000+ activists, journalists, media advocates, grass-roots organizers, film makers, and community media pioneers and more will all be convening to share skills and discuss the future of independent media. You can check for live streaming broadcasts from the event all weekend at freepress.net/conference. I'll be returning to Lawrence next week to report back on the highlights of the weekend (no doubt with an arm load of fresh new indy documentaries to boot). Cheers! - Tim
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Films For Action will be representing at the National Conference on Media Reform this weekend