Petition Tag - media

31. Save Our Space

We are currently temporarily occupying the space at the old Vintage Warehouse at 84-88 Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham, NG1 1EH.

We wish to make this occupation a permanent one. Our primary use for the building would be to use it as an education facility for young people in the Arts and it is also our intention to provide many smaller spaces that are rentable at low cost to Nottingham based designers/craftespeople/artists and performers within this buiding.

The idea is to nurture young creatives through the difficult process of learning their skills and provide them with enough support to set up their own creative businesses which can be incubated through the low cost rent of the smaller spaces. The main part of the building would be a flexible hub for creative entrepeneurs and other members of the public as well as a performance, exhibition and retail space.

The building needs to be granted a change of use from the current retail only use to a multi-functional one and needs major investement from the Arts Council to make it fit for purpose. As a smaller company and not one of the Arts Council's National Portfolio Organisations we need your help to petition the City Council for the change of use and to persuade the local Arts Council that the facility is needed.

Please sign here to support local artists and businesses.

32. Stop Negative Media Ads by Conservative Party in Canada

Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada are using donations and tax revenue to post negative, misleading attack ads. These ads are pervasive in all forms of the media including TV, internet and radio. They even take place outside of election periods.

Rather than promoting a positive agenda, they make fun in a derisive and false way their opponents. This should stop now as Canada and Canadians should and do hold themselves to a higher standard.

33. Appropriate Classification Movies for Babes In Arms Screenings

During the past 50 years, thousands of research studies have revealed that the media can be a powerful teacher of children and have a profound impact on their health.

To date, too little has been done by parents, health care practitioners, schools, the government and the entertainment industry to protect children from harmful media effects. By selecting M and MA movies for Babes In Arms sessions, cinemas are not helping.

Babes in Arms sessions are a great idea for parents and guardians to be able to enjoy movies while taking care of children, but movies need to be appropriate. Little eyes and ears absorb more than we realise.

In Australia, we have film classifications for a reason. There are good reasons why movies are classed as being suitable for only Mature audiences and adults only. Therefore, we should not have to choose between missing out on having some "time out" while watching a movie, or subjecting out children to a movie that has drug and alcohol abuse, strong language, sexuality/nudity, and an intense action sequences etc.

Keep Babes In Arms Movies to G and PG movies only!

34. Bring Back American television drama series, Leverage

Leverage is an American television drama series on TNT that premiered on December 7, 2008. The series is produced by director/executive producer Dean Devlin's production company Electric Entertainment.

Leverage follows a five-person team: a thief, a grifter, a hacker, and a retrieval specialist, led by former insurance investigator Nathan Ford, who use their skills to fight corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on ordinary citizens.

Leverage was canceled on December 21, 2012 amid falling ratings. The final episode, which was produced as a possible series finale, aired December 25, 2012. On January 9, 2013, Leverage won Favorite Cable TV Drama at the 39th People's Choice Awards.


35. Boycott Mainstream Media Abuses

What has so tragically happened in Newtown, Ct., and how the media has broadcast and hyped it...made me finally get tired of all the "free press"! What a joke! This is getting out of control... Shame!

36. Improve communication, formation and implementation of government policy

America has very important choices to make. Our elected officials are not informing Americans of legislature and in some cases not representing the majority.

Every day it becomes more difficult to make decisions due to unreliable media. Americans have less and less voice in the direction that our country is moving.

Americans should be well informed of pending legislature with the opportunity to voice concerns.

37. Petition to bring Hatsune Miku to Europe & Croatia!

We the undersinged are requesting from Crypton Future Media-The Creators of Hatsune Miku & The Croatian Minister of Tourism to bring Hatsune Miku to Europe & Croatia, so she can held her concert!

38. SBS Television: Drop the advertisements

Target: SBS Management in Australia
Sponsored by: Mannie De Saxe

SBS television was started in Australia some 30 years ago to assist the multicultural aspects of modern Australia's changing demographics. SBS was funded by the federal government but successive governments reduced their budget, so SBS began putting commercial advertising at the beginning and end of their programmes in order to raise revenue.

When a new CEO was apponted some 10 years ago, he decided that if the advertisements were played in the middle of programmes, more revenue would be raised for the station.

This ploy failed miserably, and as a consequence SBS lost viewers and the quality of its programmes deteriorated rapidly.

39. Demand for more media coverage of Rohingya Muslims in Burma

40. Netizens against Evidence (Amendment) (No2) Act 2012

We, Netizens who value internet freedom, call on the Malaysian Government to withdraw the Evidence (Amendment) (No2) Act 2012.

The amendment which has been passed by both Upper and Lower Houses, has wide-ranging reach and extends to practically everyone who uses any internet platform – from e-mail and social media to blogs and online media. We oppose this amendment for these reasons:

1. It presumes guilt rather than innocence which contradicts the basis of many justice systems. The newly introduced Section 114(A)* goes against the principle of presumption of innocence meant to protect individuals against wrongful conviction and check against abuse of power by the authorities.

2. It makes Internet intermediaries -- parties that provide online community forums, blogging and hosting services -- liable for content that is published through its services. It can result in the removal of comment functions, which has a huge impact on the interactive nature of online media favoured by Malaysians.

3. It threatens freedom of expression online because the assumption of guilt has the chilling effect of promoting fear amongst those who use the Internet as a vibrant, interactive space for democratic deliberations. It also reduces the spaces for posting legitimate comments and opinions.

4. It allows hackers and cyber criminals to be free by making the person whose account/computer is hacked liable for any content/data which might have changed. The more skilled you are at hacking, the more the law protects you by assuming the party being hacked is guilty of the offence.

5. It reduces the opportunity to be anonymous online which is crucial in promoting a free and open Internet. This principle is particularly important to safeguard vulnerable individuals who depend on the anonymous nature of the Internet to protect themselves, eg women in situations of domestic violence who may be at risk if they are identified. Anonymity is also indispensable to protect whistleblowers from persecution by the authorities when they expose abuses of power.

6. The amendment is a bad law passed in haste and does not take into account public interest and participation.

Kami, para pengguna internet yang mendukung kebebasan berinternet ingin menggesa pihak Kerajaan Malaysia untuk menarik semula Akta Keterangan (Pindaan) (No.2) 2012 atas sebab-sebab yang berikut:

1. Akta tersebut bertentangan dengan prinsip asas keadilan yang menyatakan bahawa seseorang tidak bersalah selagi belum dibuktikan kesalahannya. Seksyen 114A yang baru diperkenalkan itu boleh mengakibatkan seseorang disabit secara salah dan menjadi mangsa penyalahgunaan kuasa oleh pihak tertentu.

2. Akta tersebut juga menjadikan pihak yang membekalkan perkhidmatan di internet seperti blog, forum dan pengehosan web bertanggungjawab sepenuhnya atas segala isi kandungan yang tersiar atau tersimpan di dalam perkhidmatan tersebut. Pengenalan akta ini boleh menyebabkan ruangan komen pada blog dan laman web yang mempunyai peranan penting dalam dunia interaktif dibuang.

3. Akta yang diperkenalkan ini mengancam kebebasan berinternet kerana tanggapan atas kesalahan yang belum dibuktikan boleh menakut-nakutkan pengguna-pengguna internet yang memanfaatkan internet sebagai satu medan interaktif untuk perbincangan mengenai demokrasi. Akta ini juga menghindarkan pengguna internet daripada mengutarakan pendapat bernas mereka.

4. Akta yang baru diperkenalkan ini juga membolehkan para penggodam dan penjenayah internet bermaharajalela kerana beban kesalahan kini terletak di bahu pihak yang akaun atau komputernya digodam. Secara tidak langsung, para penggodam dan penjenayah siber akan dilindungi oleh akta ini kerana hanya individu yang menjadi mangsa mereka sahaja yang akan disabit kesalahan.

5. Akta tersebut mengurangkan kebebasan individu untuk mengelakkan identiti mereka diketahui ramai. Kebebasan tersebut penting untuk memastikan internet kekal bebas dan terbuka. Penyembunyian identiti juga penting untuk melindungi individu daripada sesuatu yang boleh membahayakan keselamatan mereka contohnya dalam kes keganasan rumahtangga. Selain itu penyembunyian identiti juga akan memastikan pemberi maklumat tidak akan diapa-apakan oleh pihak berkuasa apabila mereka membongkar kes penyalahgunaan kuasa.

6. Akta ini merupakan akta yang tidak digubal dengan baik kerana penggubalan dibuat secara tergesa-gesa tanpa penglibatan rakyat dan tidak menghiraukan kehendak awam.

Perlu ditekankan bahawa akta ini masih belum digazetkan dan dikuatkuasakan lagi. Oleh sebab itu, akta ini perlu segera ditentang dengan cara menandatangani e-petisyen ini.

41. Americans for Ethics in Journalism

We, as concerned Americans, realize that ethics in journalism and in society are voluntary; there are no legal documents that constrict behavior. However, here in America, we have a history of truth and trust in media.

Only in more recent times, with 24 hour news cycle and competition for ratings, we are faced with a media which does more to incite, divide, and mislead Americans than one which seeks to inform, educate and bring people together for common good.
Facts are tossed aside for monetary gain/ratings.

For example, most recently, in a push for ratings, Newsweek gave a blatant example of what is presented to Americans: "America’s First Gay President" was splashed across the cover complete with rainbow halo.

Certainly it is disrespectful to the office of the Presidency and many Americans faced with that image and those untrue words will never open Newsweek to read an accompanying article for further clarification of the historical significance for America. It is as wrong to present information like this as it would for someone to send a card that on the outside says “All your loved ones have died.” It is not justified by the fact that when the card is opened they will read: “laughing when I told that old joke.” Misleading viewers and readers isn’t ethical journalism.

We are asking for a return to journalists who perform thorough research, who'll ask tough questions, present facts and correct guests with facts when they are interviewing them. Yes, hours or days later someone will clarify when a lie was told yet it is not done in the moment and that is why so many never know what is true or false.

The debate over the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is a perfect example. For months, media allowed lies about the law (death panels) to be spewed without correcting them. Seldom did media actually present the facts about how the law would help Americans. The result was confusion about legislation that is already helping millions.

Another example is the gridlock in Congress. Media has portrayed this as the fault of both parties, when indeed it is the Republican party that chose from day one to obstruct everything President Obama proposed that would help the country. When, Republicans blocked the jobs bills and student loans bill, media portrayed this as the bill failing, which was not true.

We Americans will not allow media to hijack our democracy by presenting distorted information. CNN has already seen a 21% drop in ratings (April 2012 over April 2011) because of this biased reporting.

We ask you to change course or face a boycott of your shows and sponsors.

42. Young Voices Unsilenced

The young voices have been silent too long and that has taken a toll on our bodies, we need change in the media industry. No longer is "healthy" considered beautiful, instead it's who's the most muscular or thin.

The number of teens with eating disorders and suicidal thoughts or action are rapidly rising because of depression that comes from not being "perfect."

43. Say NO to the journalistic bigotry of MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell

On April 3rd 2012, Lawrence O’Donnell slandered a religion of over 14 million people worldwide among millions of other fellow Christians in his newscast "The Last Word."

O’Donnell made inflammatory and inaccurate statements about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also known as “The Mormon Church” and its founder, Joseph Smith, during his political program intending to offer analysis of Tuesday's presidential primaries.

It is the responsibility of the news providers to report facts. We seek 350,000 signatures for this petition by May 2nd 2012. We will submit these signatures to MSNBC for remedial action.

This information was confirmed on "Deseret News" website. To read more go to:

44. الحرية للناشط علي عثمان | Freedom for activist Ali Othman

الشاب البطل علي محمود عثمان المعروف "بالجد", ذو الأربع وثلاثين ربيعاً صاحب القلب الطيب, الأخ الأكبر لنا ...
كان بائعاً للخضار قبل الثورة يعتاش من عمله المتواضع في السوق في بابا عمرو, كان من أوائل الثائرين ضد الظلم والطغيان في سوريا, وأول عمل له في الثورة السورية كان كمتظاهر أمام نيران القناصة ودبابات النظام السوري .
ثم قام الناشط علي عثمان بمشاركة أصدقائه بالعمل في مجال الإعلام وكمصور ميداني لتصوير المظاهرات في حي بابا عمرو والأحداث فيها .
ومن اشهر واقوى ما التقتطه كميرته هو اول فيدو للقصف حيث علق فيه قائلا:
باباعمرو تقصف ...أين أنتم يا عرب
باباعمرو تقصف أين أنتم يا عرب :اول فيدو قصف يلتقط

وحياته أثناء الثورة كلها كانت خطراً بخطر ... وأشدها حين تم قصف المكتب الاعلامي في حي بابا عمرو مرتين ..
القصف الأول:قصف المكتب الاعلامي وعلي عثمان موجود وصوته واضح وهو يقول طفو كميرة البث المباشر كشفو المكان
فيديو اثتاء قصف المكتب الأعلامي
وساعد بأسعاف جرحى ونقل قتلى ناتجة عن قصف المكتب الاعلامي

في القصف الثاني للمركز الاعلامي الذي أدى لمقتل الصحفيين ماري كولفن وريمي اوشليك وجرح اثنين من الناشطين من المكتب الاعلامي في الحي .
حيث عرض نفسه للخطر الكبير بأنقاذ الجرحى وتصوير مقتل الصحفيين (ماري كولفن-ريمي اوشلك) بعد دقائق من مقتلهم غير مكترث بالقصف المستمر
مقتل الصحفيين بعد قصف المكتب الاعلامي


The journalist Ali Mahmoud Othman was born in 1978. He worked as a vegetable-seller prior to the revolution. Ali joined the revolution from the start, he protested and then joined the media side which included filming protests and the events taking place.

Some of the strongest clips Ali took with his camera, was actually the first video of the shelling - he speaks saying "Baba Amr is being shelled ... Where are you oh Arabs!"

His life was at risk twice as he was present both times the Baba Amr media centre got shelled.

The first time the Baba Amr media office was shelled: Ali Othman is present and speaks clearly saying "turn off the live stream, they have found out where we are"

Ali Othman was involved in helping the injuries and carrying them to safety during the attack on the Baba Amr media office:

The second time the Baba Amr media office was shelled: This was the attack that led to the twi journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik being killed and others including the British journalist Paul Conroy, Edith Bouvier, William Daniels and Javier Espinosa being saved as well as activists. Ali subjected his life to risk as he went in to film and save the injured. He filmed this clip minutes after the attack:

A clip showing Ali Othman bravely speaking to the Turkish RT channel regarding the devastating situation of Baba Amr


الناشط الاعلامي والصحفي علي محمود عثمان من المكتب الاعلامي تم اعتقاله في حلب
بعد ان خرج من باباعمرو مجبرا ونحن في المكتب الاعلامي نناشد المنظمات الحقوقية والانسانية
في جميع انحاء العالم كما اتحاد الصحفيين العرب والأمم المتحدة بالتدخل السريع لأنقاذ حياة الناشط علي عثمان
الذي تعرض لأشد انواع التعذيب منذ اعتقاله الى الان وكما نحمل المسؤولية الكاملة للنظام السوري
عن أي مكروه قد يصيبه علما أن الصحفي علي عثمان كان يساعد بأسعاف الجرحى وله دور كبير بأنقاذ حياة الصحفيين:
ايدت بوفييه
باول كونري
ويليام دانييل
كما انه معروف لدى الصحافة الذين دخلوا حي باباعمرو بما أنه كان يرافقهم بجولاتهم في الحي.
و قام الصحفي علي عثمان بعمل بطولي وعرض حياته للخطر الكبير بأن قام بنقل المجزرة التي
حصلت بالصحفيين الى وسائل الاعلام العربية والاجنبية بعد قصف المكتب الاعلامي بالصواريخ بدقائق قليلة :
ماري كولفن
ريمي اوشلك
والنشطاء الذين كان وباقي الصحفيين بداخل المكتب الاعلامي.


A statement from the Baba Amr media centre team:

The media journalist Ali Mahmoud Othman from the media office of Baba Amr has been detained in Aleppo. Ali Othman was forced to flee Baba Amr to Aleppo after the regime stormed the neighborhood. We, the media office, are calling on all human rights organisations across the world, as well as the Federation of Arab Journalists and the United Nations to interfere immediately to save the life of the journalist and activist Ali Othman who is being subjected to the worst forms of torture since his arrest. We place full responsibility on the Syrian Assad regime for any harm caused to the journalist Ali Othman. Ali, the journalist, helped with the procedure of removing injuries from the besieged neighborhood to safety and treatment and played a large role in saving the lives of the following journalists:

Edith Bouvier
Paul Conroy
William Daniels
Javier Espinosa

Ali was also known to the media who entered the neighborhood of Baba Amr prior to it's storming. Ali was involved in taking them around on tours of the neighborhood and accompanied them to many parts of it.

The journalist Ali Othman also subjected himself to great danger as he conveyed the massacre of the journalists to the Arab and international media after the Baba Amr media office was shelled with missiles in minutes.

Marie Colvin
Remi Ochlik

Ali also risked his life in helping aid the activists inside the media office and the other journalists who were present during the attack.

45. Stop images and video of fatal accidents in Motor sports being published by media and You tube

The videos posted on youtube and the press images posted on websites of someone's final moments of life.

It affronts human decency and defiles the dignity of the deceased and the family and friends of them.

46. Child Abduction Talk Show

Most often when a child is abducted, the media will be reluctant to air a story about the alleged abduction of a child.

Currently, there are no Television networks or media outlet that have a talk show that can shed the light on Child Abduction and the emotional effects that It has on parents and what can be done to educate others on prevention and to shed light on the horrific event that destroys families everyday (Stranger or Parental) abduction.

47. Bring GOLD to Freeview

I am starting this petition to try and get the TV channel GOLD (formerly UK Gold, UKTV Gold and G.O.L.D.) to join Freeview and be available to Freeview viewers.

The channel predominantly shows classic British comedies like Only Fools and Horses, Blackadder, One Foot in the Grave and Fawlty Towers for the vast majority of the day.

The channel is currently available only on Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk TV.

I feel it would be a great advantage to people who have Freeview, and who do not want to spend a lot of money on buying Sky/Virgin etc. Many people are fond of these old sitcoms.

Thank you and please sign.

48. Support Michael Smith | Reinstate him to 2UE

If you let them take your right to free speech, how are you going to stop them from taking all the others?

We believe that freedom of speech and a free press is fundamental to the democratic principles that our country is based upon.

We believe that Fairfax have suspended Michael Smith for having information that if aired, would threaten both the position of Julia Gillard and the longevity of her minority government.


On Monday 8th August 2011, during the height of major civil unrest, BBC World Have Your Say on the BBC World Service broadcast a phone-in debate on the England riots entitled "Is there a problem with young black men?".

The programme made a clear link between the England riots and the idea that the cause was due to a problem with young black men in general. It invited calls and comments from around the world to respond.

There is no editorial justification for the topic and the majority of comments on the World Have Your Say Facebook site reflect the dismay and shock that this subject has been deemed worthy of a respected international broadcaster.

The BBC's own editorial guidelines state:
"5.4.38. We aim to reflect fully and fairly all of the United Kingdom's people and cultures in our services. Content may reflect the prejudice and disadvantage which exist in societies worldwide but we should not perpetuate it. In some instances, references to disability, age, sexual orientation, faith, race, etc. may be relevant to portrayal. However, we should avoid careless or offensive stereotypical assumptions and people should only be described in such terms when editorially justified."

50. Inquiry into Australian media

Follows the discovery of widespread unethical and illegal activities by News Corporation in the United Kingdom, the Australian people have concerns over these practices happening in Australia, especially given News Corporation control around 70 per cent of major Australian newspapers and significant other media interests in this country.

Only a wide ranging Inquiry into all aspects of the conduct of the media in this country will satisfy public concerns.

51. Stop all media slander regarding Michael Jackson

In the past the global media has not hesitated calling Michael Jackson names, but they marvel at spreading lies about him. Such as; Michael bleaching his skin because, according to them, he wanted to be white. Issuing an article in which they claim he had cocaine in his underwear. Or saying that Michael was gay, to name just a few.

I will print this off and send it to all possible media outlets once enough signatures have been gathered.

The media loves nothing more than to make fun of Michael for money. They will make the public believe anything they say. Even if it's not true. They brainwash the public with their slander. Their continues lies have contributed to some of the worst monents in his life. Please sign this petition.

52. Prompt Media and Journalistic Reform

The photo that televised global media news networks used on the announcement of Osama Bin Laden's death yesterday has been confirmed fake, originally reported by the Guardian news paper Monday 2 May 2011 12.03 BST.

This finding prompts the need for news media reform geared toward responsible journalistic principles.

53. Bring Back the Fairness Doctrine

Quoting from the Museum of Broadcast Communications:

“The policy of the United States Federal Communications Commission that became known as the “Fairness Doctrine” is an attempt to ensure that all coverage of controversial issues by a broadcast station be balanced and fair. The FCC took the view, in 1949, that station licensees were “public trustees”, and as such had an obligation to afford reasonable opportunity for discussion of contrasting points of view on controversial issues of public importance. The Commission later held that stations were also obligated to actively seek out issues of importance to their community and air programming that addressed those issues. With the deregulation sweep of the Reagan Administration during the 1980s, the Commission dissolved the fairness doctrine. 1”

“The fairness doctrine ran parallel to Section 315 of the Communications Act of 1937 which required stations to offer “equal opportunity” to all legally qualified political candidates for any office if they had allowed any person running in that office to use the station. The attempt was to balance–to force an even handedness. Section 315 exempted news programs, interviews and documentaries. But the doctrine would include such efforts. Another major difference should be noted here: Section 315 was federal law, passed by Congress. The fairness doctrine was simply FCC policy. 1”

“By 1985, the FCC issued its Fairness Report, asserting that the doctrine was no longer having its intended effect, might actually have a “chilling effect” and might be in violation of the First Amendment. In a 1987 case, Meredith Corp. v. FCC, the courts declared that the doctrine was not mandated by Congress and the FCC did not have to continue to enforce it. The FCC dissolved the doctrine in August of that year. 1”

The Congress voted to enact the Fairness Doctrine into law; however, it was vetoed by President Regan. The second attempt ran out of support with a threatened veto by President Bush the First. Today, we find, “there is no required balance of controversial issues as mandated by the fairness doctrine. The public relies instead on the judgment of broadcast journalists and its own reasoning ability to sort out one-sided or distorted coverage of an issue. 1”

A license permits broadcasting, but the licensee has no constitutional right to be the one who holds the license or to monopolize a...frequency to the exclusion of his fellow citizens. There is nothing in the First Amendment which prevents the Government from requiring a licensee to share his frequency with others.... It is the right of the viewers and listeners, not the right of the broadcasters, which is paramount.

— U.S. Supreme Court, upholding the constitutionality of the Fairness Doctrine in Red Lion Broadcasting Co. v. FCC, 1969.

The fairness doctrine would bring back serious discourse, lengthier soundbites and deeper debates; it will not stifle dissent or free speech it will invite and embrace all voices.

54. Stop Websites from Posting Your Private Information without a True Cause is a website that poses themselves as a part of the media giving them an opportunity to post your name and home address to anyone visiting their website.

All one has to do is put your name in the search engine and pops up your personal residence. Although they are supposing to say they are providing information about real estate property for selling purposes, your property does not even have to be up for sale to be listed on their website. uses the fact that these are public records are accessible to anyone. The fact is that when someone is in search about a piece of real estate, they do not look it up by the person's name, but by the address.

A serious real estate agent will be willing to go to the courts and find the information they need, but not some crazed person who may want to harm you.

55. Defund NPR now

NPR has proven that it is a bigoted organization whose “news” coverage is slanted far to the left. NPR and its member stations collect around $500 million in taxpayer funds and they have admitted that they could survive without those public funds.

Fundraising President Ron Shiller said: “It is very clear that we would be better off in the long run without federal funding”. It’s about time we called their bluff. Programs like Sesame Street and others which are beneficial to kids and in demand in society would certainly connect with investors and major donors, so why should the public continue to subsidize NPR while they support a single agenda? Who can forget the way they fired Juan Williams for the way he displayed his personal opinion on a different network?

Now, Ron Shiller, said "The current Republican Party is not really the Republican Party. It's been hijacked by this group that is ... not just Islamophobic but, really, xenophobic," in comments that were made about the TEA Party, he continued "They believe in sort of white, middle America, gun-toting — it's scary. They're seriously racist, racist people". The people, millions of people, who are speaking out against the growth of government, the cost of government and the overreaching of government are considered racists. The following is a list of stories where the liberal bias of the organization is pointed out:

- NPR: If You're Just Joining Us, The Republicans Are Dangerously Extremist
- Totenberg's 'Very Afraid' of These [2010] Elections; Thomas Thinks They're 'A Joke...Political System's a Mess'
- FNC’s Liasson: Send off Pelosi ‘In a Blaze of Glory’ Like Churchill After ‘Historic’ Accomplishments
- NPR Reports On U.S. Liberal Bias -- Tilted to Theorist Who Laments Reporters Aren't Openly Liberal Enough
- NPR Cries Factual Foul on Paul Ryan for Saying 'Failed Stimulus' in SOTU Response

Newsbuster’s includes the above as a few in a long history of NPR’s liberal bias in this story (link at the top). They also point out that NPR gave airtime to a magazine editor who said, "It was only after I saw the shooter's gringo surname, that I was able to go on and read the rest of the news about those who lost their lives on Saturday and those who, like Rep. Giffords, were severely wounded.".

Newsbuster’s also points out that “For instance, it is official NPR policy to refer to pro-life Americans as ‘abortion rights opponents.’” yet “‘Opponents of the rights of the unborn’ would certainly not fly in an NPR newsroom”.

56. Should Sikh TV launch on Virgin Media (Cable Operator in UK)

WaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa
WaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh

Dear Saadh Sangat,

With the grace of the True Guru and under the guidance of the eternal Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, we are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new digital television station – The Sikh TV.

We feel that many of the issues Sikhs face today around the world are not being actively resolved and will continue to spiral out of control unless steps are taken now to resolve them. The Sikh TV will aim to encourage unity and positivity amongst Sikhs so that we can tackle these issues together as one nation.

Despite being one of the newest world religions, Sikhs have a very rich and proud heritage spanning back over five centuries. However, over the past few generations, this has been lost amongst youth and elders alike. The Sikh TV will provide historical and factual programming and dig up the very roots that Sikhism has grown from.

As todays modern and western society continues to increase pressure on our youth, more and more Sikhs are giving up their identity and taking up consumption of alcohol, tobacco and other intoxicants. The Sikh TV will aim to educate and help our young generation to understand their faith in their language and offer soultions and guidance to the issues that affect them.

The Sikh TV will broadcast 24 hours, 7 days a week to audiences around the world from its base in the United Kingdom. Our aim is to provide spiritual and religious programmes that appeal to young and mature Sikh men and women, and inspire a Sikh way of life as inspired by the Ten Gurus. We will also be producing educational content for non-Sikhs and educational institutions.

The Sikh TV will give generations of Sikhs a platform to reach out and speak out on matters they feel strongly about. This will be a community television channel and we invite all Sikhs to get involved regardless of their age or gender.

We hereby humbly invite all Sikhs to offer their support and blessings for this project and participate by offering their ideas, opinion, comments and suggestions to make this endeavour a resounding success for the present and the future.

WaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa
WaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh

The Sikh TV

57. Wreckless Behavior Hurts - Remove "Skins" from Network

In a fragile yet technologically driven society where severe independence and emotions rule the "nation" of our youth's culture; it becomes clear and evident that unconditional love, responsibility and accountability must be the heartbeat of the adult world.

The influence of media with our youth is increasing by the day luring them into a fallible world where the abnormal becomes normal. Sex, drugs, alcohol, and bullying have become the order of the day. From the National Institute on Media & Family to the A.C. Nielson Company, a global marketing research firm, statistics have repeatedly shown us that our youth are being affected and infected by what they see and hear.

I am petitioning for the removal of "Skins" a premiering TV series on the MTV network. The show glorifies wreckless behavior through the repeated display of teens enjoying sex, drugs, alcohol and other activities. MTV's own summary admits, "Skins is a wild ride through the lives of a group of high school friends stumbling through the mine field of adolescence... and stepping on most of the mines as they go".

TV shows have the right to address social issues but not without proper scales and balances. The compass of life truths through family and community values are necessary to help this generation cautiously navigate through life.

How much farther can media contribute to the self-destruction of our future America?

An accolade from a youth in the success of such a show is not a true sign of success. Must we forget that they can only speak from the level of maturity and perception of the world according to where they are?

They are in need of us; our discipline, our love and identification and we are failing them.

58. PCS - save our cultural assets petition

Thousands of PCS members who work in galleries, museums and historic sites are launching a campaign to defend the country’s cultural assets.

To coincide with the European Trade Union Confederation’s day of action for jobs and growth, the union is publishing a statement for supporters of the campaign to sign up to oppose cuts in culture, media and sport.

The statement aims to show the level of support against short sighted government cuts which will mean massive job losses and seriously harm the UK economy.

PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka said: “As the coalition government forges ahead with massive cuts in DCMS and the entire arts and heritage sector, more voices are raised in pointing out the lack of sense in their approach.

There is widespread concern that cuts of between 25% and 40% will have a devastating impact on our heritage, our culture and our ability to be competitive in sport. It’s now time to show the strength of feeling against these cuts and let the government know that we are not prepared to let them ruin our valuable cultural heritage.”

Sign the petition below and join the campaign to save our cultural assets. In addition to the e-petition, we have received over 260 hand-written signatures in support. Please join the campaign today.

59. Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) Media Awareness

This petition is dedicated to the memory of every adult or child who lost their life to Congenital Heart Defects (CHD).

1 out of 85 babies in the United States of America are born with CHD. **Correction by Dr. Diana Bernshausen of Euless, TX**

Every 15 minutes one of those children pass away from CHD.

1/2 of all CHD babies do not make it to their 1st birthday!!

Congenital Heart Defects are present at birth, and can involve malformations of the heart, valves, arteries, and any other part of the heart/lung area. Congential Heart Defects are not usually discovered until the child shows physical signs or it's too late.

Most pregnant woman are not even told about CHD by their doctors.

This petition was started so that someone in the United States Media would take note and help some of these families and survivors start telling their stories.

Whether it be in television interviews, pubishing or book deals, movies about CHD, or newspaper articles the people of the United States of America have a right to know about the most deadly defect in their country!!

60. Save OFCOM! Support the UK Media Regulators!


OFCOM is an important part of ensuring that news media broadcasts are fair and impartial. Under Conservative plans it would be scrapped which would allow further biasing of the UK media according to the whim of Rupert Murdoch.

To quote David Cameron:

"with a Conservative Government, OFCOM as we know it will cease to exist. Its remit will be restricted to its narrow technical and enforcement roles. It will no longer play a role in making policy. And the policy-making functions it has today will be transferred back fully to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport."

This will allow politicians to control the media as they see fit and remove any hope of ever having an impartial media.