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FIGHT FOR ACCESSIBILITY

FREEDOM 

& EQUALITY

IN INTERNETPOLICY 

WHAT IS OPENMEDIA? 

OpenMedia is a Canadian NGO that fights for accessibility, freedom, and equality in internet policy and for all other forms of digital communication. As the McGill chapter, we work closely the main organization to engage the McGill community.

 

We are a group of motivated, freethinking people emphasizing progress and change in the current social order. We believe that an open media is ultimately central to the maintenance of a healthy democracy, and we will not stop fighting until this has been guaranteed

 

OUR LATEST EVENTS

A WIKIPEDIA WORKSHOP!

 

Thursday April 10th, 5:00PM - 6:45PM

SSMU Building Madeleine Parent Room

 

Join OpenMedia McGill for an engaging Wikipedia workshop and talk by a Wikimedia Canada staff member Patrick Paul!

 

From 5 - 5:30, Mr. Paul will give a talk about Wikipedia's history, the spread of "wikis," and the importance of free/open information.

 

Then, from 5:30 - 6:45, he will be leading a workshop on Wikipedia editing, showing the ins and outs of the site that everyone knows and loves. Don't forget your laptop!

 

Entry is free and all are welcome! Light refreshments will be provided. Hope to see you there!

A FILM SCREENING - SHADOWS OF LIBERTY!

 

Thursday April 3rd, 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Leacock Building Room 26

 

Open Media in colaboration with CinemaPolitica Mcgill are ending a year off with a bang - by screening the documentory Shadows of Liberty, A film by Jean Philippe Tremblay.

 

Through revealing interviews, archive materials, and insider accounts, Shadows of Liberty takes us through the “dark corridors of the American media landscape” where we can get a taste of the power and control exercised over the media we are exposed to.

 

Join us for this exciting event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE CRTC WANTS TO HEAR YOUR OPINION!

 

Thursday January 23rd, 5:00PM

SSMU Building Room B29

 

Join our discussion groups on topics ranging from affordatility, choice, and access in your media. Anyone can participate, regardless of background or level of technical know-how.

 

OpenMedia.ca is looking for general picture of what the Canadian population wants their media/communications to look like. Be a part of this!

WINE AND CHEESE NIGHT!

 

Friday November 15th, 4:15PM

SSMU Building Madeleine Parent Room

 

Guest speaker: Reilly Yeo, Managing Director of OpenMedia.ca

 

 

 

Join us on Friday

for a fun evening!

FIRST MEETING OF THE YEAR!

 

Monday September 16th, 6:30PM
SSMU Building Room B29
 

Come say hi and get involved!

 

FILM SCREENING!

Tuesday October 22nd, 7:30 PM
SSMU Building Room 302

We will be showing the 2013 documentary Terms and Conditions May Apply. All are welcome!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Since its inception in 2010, OpenMedia’s McGill Student Chapter has been fighting to keep communications free and open for all Canadians. We take on a range of issues affecting the communicatory freedom of our community and provide students with the tools they need to understand and uphold their consumer rights. We seek to build an online public sphere where students can come together to freely discuss relevant policy‐related problems; and through these discussions, foster meaningful social change.

 

In order to fulfill this goal, we will initiate a diversity of engaging campaigns, supported by articles, videos, and public speaking, and other forms of educational multimedia. We will empower people to participate in the media governance debate and help make their voices heard. We will fight to keep all forms of media accessible, free, and fair.