Petition Tag - media

61. Save National Media Museum TV Studio

The National Media Museum has decided to cut costs and close it's TV studio, effecting students and professionals alike.

Anyone who uses this studio currently has no where else to go, with the only option being to buy an inferior place to make programmes with inferior equipment.

Since Bradford has recently been awarded City of Film, why would the National Media Museum do this to everyone?

These facilities currently draw students to Bradford University which will no doubt mean a decline in interest in Bradford media production courses.

62. Media and democracy in South Korea: Save Mediact

The world has watched as South Korea has moved from dictatorship toward democracy, over the last half a century at great cost. However, democracy, including incredible advances made in the culture and media sectors, has suffered serious damage in South Korea under the Lee Myung-bak regime. This damage has been inflected by way of unilateral passage of new media and news laws, the Grand National Party's (GNP) and conservative newspapers' attempt to take-over of public broadcasting and the evening news in particular, and the replacement of major broadcasting networks' executives with pro-government figure. Furthermore, a principle of checks-and-balances among the executive, the legislative, and the judicial branches of the government has been repeatedly violated and weakened the legitimacy of democratic governance.

South Korea in the past two years has been witness to the use of the Public Prosecutor's Office to detain and question journalists critical of the government, infringing on the professional autonomy of rank-and-file reporters and threatening the development of a free and independent press. In addition, the National Tax Service has been used to mobilize politically-motivated institutional audits, while various ministries have been involved in the revocation of NGO licenses and contracts, forced personnel changes, budget cuts, imposition of a real name registration system, pressing of charges of national security violations, and investigations into family members of media movement activists and cultural sector leaders that have been classified as "Born in the Time of DJ (Kim Dae-jung), and Raised by Roh Moo-hyun."

During the past year there have been several forced resignations and/or illegal firings, many of which the Seoul Administrative Court has determined have been illegal but not reversible. While the list is extensive and include the massive personnel and budget cuts at both South Korea's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the NHRCK that violates the latter's autonomy outlined and protected under Article 10 of the Constitution, notable incidents include:
* Arts Council Korea (ARKO) Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Kim Jung-heun
* National Museum of Contemporary Art Director Kim Yoon-soo
* Korean National University of Arts President Hwang Ji-woo
* KBS President Jung Yun-joo
* KBS Director Shin Tae-seop
* National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) Chairperson Ahn Kyung-whan

There have also been:
* many resignations made under political protest of four MBC Board of Directors members and media personality Kim Je-dong
* the parachute appointment of the YTN president
* the defunding of Migrant Worker TV
* the defunding of the Seoul Human Rights Film Festival hosted by Sarangbang
* defunding of RTV (national public access satellite cable channel/ a must-carry channel that launched in 2007)
* an attack on Article 38 of the Broadcast Law stipulating that funds are to be used for supporting viewer-produced programs and providing broadcast access to those otherwise excluded from the mainstream
* shut-down of Indie-Space

These and numerous other instances that suggest consequences of a democracy that is taking backward steps in South Korea have been drawing international attention, including from:
* Experts serving on the United Nations (UN) Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)
* Reporters without Borders (Reporters sans frontieres, RSF) (According to its 2009 World Press Freedom index, South Korea has dropped 30 places in the past year under President Lee)
* Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
* Amnesty International
* International Coordinating Committee (ICC) of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection Human Rights
* Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions
* Asia Human Rights Commission & a Statement From Professors In North America Concerned About Korean Democracy.

In addition to calls being made to KOFIC at (02)958-7521 or 02-9587-526 and emails being sent to ...

63. Remove the name Jacko! Its Jackson!!!

Update: Jan 13, 10 *Everyone Thank you so much for your support! I received an email from them this morning that they are going to change the name of the show and take out JACKO! We did it!*

All for LOVE!


There is a Tribute concert being held with the title "JACKO – The Ultimate Thriller -A Tribute To Michael Jackson. Please check out their web site

and more important than signing this petition, please send them an email telling them why they shouldn't be using the name "Jacko" in their tribute show. The email is:

64. Save our Access to Social Media Sites

In Australia, there’s a morning show called Sunrise. It’s a pop vox piece with news, current affairs, and very hack journalism. Normally it’s harmless, but today they had a special on ’school bullying’, I listened with interest, having suffered at the hands of bullies, and even at times become one myself, it’s an interesting aspect of growing up that people tend to overlook as far as an emotional and psychological developmental factor in life.

I thought their piece was cute, and as always they ran their usual implementing social justice using their huge fan list and a petition, up until I heard the advert they’re running to promote their campaign. This time they’ve gone too far.

They wish to urge the Australian government to appoint an independent regulator for social media sites. No. Sunrise, no. You will get signatures and support from idiots who don’t realise the danger of what you are suggesting. I am sure that Facebook, Myspace, or Twitter as corporations will lose all respect for our molly coddled nation, with our notorious breach of civil liberties as far as Stephen Conroy’s conjob of the ‘great firewall of australia’ as the government intends to censor our net, or the fact our government do not feel our citizens are old or mature enough to decide on their own entertainment with video games and a lack of R18+ (therefore if a game isn’t suitable for 15 year olds it’s banned) but having our government go to these corporations and say “Sup guise, we want this net nanny to sit on your boards or we’re packing up our toys and going home.” is just ridiculous.

Sunrise needs to google “net neutrality” and get in touch with the people it’s attempting to represent in an ad hoc fashion and appreciate that whilst they will always get a ground swell of bleeding heart viewers, they can, and in this instance have, overstepped the mark. We are not a dictatorship, and our Government interferes with the average citizens life far more than it should in any democratic culture in this nation as it is.

65. Save the University of Gloucestershire - UCU Petition

The University of Gloucestershire is proposing to make a number of compulsory redundancies as part of its response to its current financial situation.

66. Canadians Against the "Quebec Style" Signage Bylaw of the City of Dieppe, N,B.

The City of Dieppe, New Brunswick has proposed a “Quebec Style” Commercial Signage Bylaw that all commercial signage must be in “ FRENCH ONLY “ or Bilingual while banning English only signage with fines for non compliance.

English and French are both the Official languages in Canada and both Language have Equal Rights and Privileges.

This is clearly DISCRIMINATION against the English language and against our Canadian Constitutional Rights to freedom of expression.

67. Represent LGBT people in mainstream advertising

LGBT people are continually mis- or under-represented in the media. As found in GLAAD's 2008 study (see link 1) only 1.1% of all regular characters in the 2007-08 broadcast television schedule were LGBT.

Advertising (especially in the prime time 'advert breaks') reaches a massive audience (an average of about 9 million viewers) and can help to present a very positive message to those who need/would benefit from it.

IKEA have had lots of adverts featuring LGB&T people, both on TV and in print. Their catalogues also feature gay couples and families. In 2007, IKEA ran an ad campaign titled 'Living Room,' which aired across Europe and America. The ad featured a series of families in different living rooms, ending with a bi-racial gay male couple and their daughter, and the voiceover: 'Why shouldn't sofas come in flavours, just like families?' The ad won an award in America from the Commercial Closet Association, a charity which campaigns for positive LGB recognition in advertising. (Link 2)

DFS adverts famously centre around a 'living area' with a family, couple or person in them (Link 3). None of these have ever featured an LGBT family or couple and could quite easily do so.

The 'Pink Pound' (the LGBT market) is worth an estimated £70 million per year in the UK (Link 4).

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68. Stop Supporting Biased Media that Inspires a Violent Agenda

Beginning in January 2007 and published in April 2009 The Department of Homeland Security issued a report stating that trends in political extremism will increase the frequency of domestic terrorist acts in United States of America.

Preexisting mental instability and/or discriminatory beliefs are fueled by the instability of the socio-economic level, but they are consistently resonated and justified by irresponsible media. Misleading messages and falsified claims display confusing cue such as logo, set design, and pundit labeling, making it difficult for high risk viewers to differentiate between political opinions and facts.

Please sign this petition if you believe that the government has no right to impede on 1st Amendment rights, but you accept the responsibility to reject all medias that inflames violent extremism and the organizations that support these dangerously irresponsible messages.

69. Investigation of Prosecutorial Misconduct

In the prosecution of Kevin G. Wiggins, on conspiracy and wire fraud charges, it is alleged that United States Attorneys for the Northern District of Georgia conspired with Mr. Wiggins's co-defendant and his co-defendant's attorney to falsify evidence. Such false evidence was presented to the court, along with documents prosecutors submitted to the court containing materially false evidence, and a variety of false statements made by one of the persecutors, which resulted in the sentencing of Mr. Wiggins.

In addition, the prosecutors violated Mr. Wiggins's and his sister's constitutional rights to due process, by deceiving the court into believing that other key participants in the fraud, a loan officer and underwriter, were innocent of the same crimes, and they also misled the court into believing the two closing attorneys in the conspiracy would be charged soon after Mr. Wiggins's sentencing, and to recommend a reduced sentence for his cooperation against the attorneys. It's been over a year and no charges have been filed.

It is also alleged that prosecutors, along with the F.B.I. case agent, prepared a report of Mr. Wiggins's testimony he provided in a debriefing with the government, in which he provided evidence to refute the false claims the appraiser in the case made about Mr. Wiggins's sister. The report was never presented to Mr. Wiggins or his defense attorney, nor the court. Moreover, the evidence disproving the false claims by the appraiser, were deleted from the report, and thereafter the report was provided to Mr. Wiggins's sister and her attorney, which led her to plead guilty under false pretenses, because prosecutors never mentioned the positive testimony her brother provided.

Mr. Wiggins has had a website set up to help bring the outrageous corruption of justice in his and his sister's case to the public's attention, to help prevent it from happening to other citizens of our country.

70. Whitehaven News ITV3 and ITV4 Petition

Whitehaven in Cumbria, UK, was the first town to go digital. But it only receives half the channels that much of Britain receives. And Freeview have now dropped the popular ITV3 and ITV4 channels.

We demand digital equality.

71. We the Common People Demand to be Heard!

On November 4, 2008, we the American people elected Barack Obama as president based on his campaign theme of “Change We Can Believe In.” His campaign was targeted at common people who wanted a real voice in the governing of our nation, which was supported by the national media via outlets such as CNN’s “Impact Your World” among others.

However, more than eight months since President Obama’s inauguration, many of us have still not had an opportunity to be heard despite our numerous attempts. We have used outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, and have contacted the media in efforts to make our voices heard and to make a difference in our lives and our nation. Yet the media has been selective in who is heard and who is not: their unwritten policy is that if you are not rich or famous, you have no right to be heard, to make a difference, or to exist.

When someone who is rich and famous, such as a politician, a celebrity, or a corporate executive, has something to say, that person is heard immediately by a wide audience. When we have something to say, we are ignored because we do not have the looks, social status, or connections to be heard.

We have been demoralized by the media’s conscious efforts to suppress our voices and to provide us with hypocritical means for us to make our voices heard, when in fact the media has no desire to enact real change other than blindly supporting the agenda of President Obama.

Current events don’t affect only the rich and famous. Current events affect us. Yet the media continues to promote elitist opinions while ignoring what we have to say. We suffer as the Silenced Majority while the rich and famous elite are given untrammelled influence and power to maintain their status while we are bound in anonymity.

Enough is enough. It’s time for action. I am appealing to you, my fellow Americans, to support me in this cause. I ask that everyone, regardless of political affiliation, join me in making ourselves heard. Tell one, tell all, about this petition, and make the media aware that we will not accept the status quo any longer.

Please sign this petition. The stakes are too high for us to remain silent.

72. Support an International Convention Against the Abuses of the Media

After the death of Michael Jackson I realize that we must do something to prevent abuse of the press that takes advantage of the freedom of expression to transcend all boundaries and publishing false news or manipulated news that may end the career or even the lives of a human being!

73. Fight Anti-Semitic Rhetoric At The Berkeley Daily Planet Newspaper

The Berkeley Daily Planet has run (and continues to run) articles deemed to be anti semitic which have solicited protests including from local community rabbis, mayors of Berkeley, Emeryville and Oakland, assembly members, state senators and 4 Berkeley city council members (see BP issue June 4 - 10)

74. Bring MCM Expo's Cosplay Roadshow to Norwich/Norfolk/East Anglia

There are various anime/manga, videogame, cosplay and media conventions around the country, but nothing substantial in East Anglia.

This petition is to gather support for such an event happening in this region, and also in support of the MCM Expo Group and its events.

The MCM Expo group is willing to bring their recently announced Cosplay Roadshow to this region if enough interest is generated.

This petition also serves as information about the fan base level in the region for other events to hopefully happen as well.

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75. Think Globally - Act locally - Endorse the Earthcharter and Seed the Change

The mission of the Earth Charter Initiative is to promote the transition to sustainable ways of living and a global society founded on a shared ethical framework that includes respect and care for the community of life, ecological integrity, universal human rights, respect for diversity, economic justice, democracy, and a culture of peace.

We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace. Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the peoples of Earth, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations.


1. Respect Earth and life in all its diversity.
2. Care for the community of life with understanding, compassion, and love.
3. Build democratic societies that are just, participatory, sustainable, and peaceful.
4. Secure Earth's bounty and beauty for present and future generations.

5. Protect and restore the integrity of Earth's ecological systems, with special concern for biological diversity and the natural processes that sustain life.
6. Prevent harm as the best method of environmental protection and, when knowledge is limited, apply a precautionary approach.
7. Adopt patterns of production, consumption, and reproduction that safeguard Earth's regenerative capacities, human rights, and community well-being.
8. Advance the study of ecological sustainability and promote the open exchange and wide application of the knowledge acquired.

9. Eradicate poverty as an ethical, social, and environmental imperative.
10. Ensure that economic activities and institutions at all levels promote human development in an equitable and sustainable manner.
11. Affirm gender equality and equity as prerequisites to sustainable development and ensure universal access to education, health care, and economic opportunity.
12. Uphold the right of all, without discrimination, to a natural and social environment supportive of human dignity, bodily health, and spiritual well-being, with special attention to the rights of indigenous peoples and minorities.

13. Strengthen democratic institutions at all levels, and provide transparency and accountability in governance, inclusive participation in decision making, and access to justice.
14. Integrate into formal education and life-long learning the knowledge, values, and skills needed for a sustainable way of life.
15. Treat all living beings with respect and consideration.
16. Promote a culture of tolerance, nonviolence, and peace.

76. Information Freedom Leads to a Better World - System 3 Company

Restricting the ways we can distribute and receive information restricts the way we can create new information.

77. Petition to have the L.A. Times Release the 2003 Rashid Khalidi/Obama Banquet Tape

By Andrew C. McCarthy

Let’s try a thought experiment. Say John McCain attended a party at which known racists and terror mongers were in attendance. Say testimonials were given, including a glowing one by McCain for the benefit of the guest of honor ... who happened to be a top apologist for terrorists. Say McCain not only gave a speech but stood by, in tacit approval and solidarity, while other racists and terror mongers gave speeches that reeked of hatred for an American ally and rationalizations of terror attacks.

Now let’s say the Los Angeles Times obtained a videotape of the party.

Question: Is there any chance — any chance — the Times would not release the tape and publish front-page story after story about the gory details, with the usual accompanying chorus of sanctimony from the oped commentariat? Is there any chance, if the Times was the least bit reluctant about publishing (remember, we’re pretending here), that the rest of the mainstream media (y’know, the guys who drove Trent Lott out of his leadership position over a birthday-party toast) would not be screaming for the release of the tape?

Do we really have to ask?

So now, let’s leave thought experiments and return to reality: Why is the Los Angeles Times sitting on a videotape of the 2003 farewell bash in Chicago at which Barack Obama lavished praise on the guest of honor, Rashid Khalidi — former mouthpiece for master terrorist Yasser Arafat?

At the time Khalidi, a PLO adviser turned University of Chicago professor, was headed east to Columbia. There he would take over the University’s Middle East-studies program (which he has since maintained as a bubbling cauldron of anti-Semitism) and assume the professorship endowed in honor of Edward Sayyid, another notorious terror apologist.

The party featured encomiums by many of Khalidi’s allies, colleagues, and friends, including Barack Obama, then an Illinois state senator, and Bill Ayers, the terrorist turned education professor. It was sponsored by the Arab American Action Network (AAAN), which had been founded by Khalidi and his wife, Mona, formerly a top English translator for Arafat’s press agency.

Is there just a teeny-weenie chance that this was an evening of Israel-bashing Obama would find very difficult to explain? Could it be that the Times, a pillar of the Obamedia, is covering for its guy?

Gateway Pundit reports that the Times has the videotape but is suppressing it.

Back in April, the Times published a gentle story about the fete. Reporter Peter Wallsten avoided, for example, any mention of the inconvenient fact that the revelers included Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, Ayers’s wife and fellow Weatherman terrorist. These self-professed revolutionary Leftists are friendly with both Obama and Khalidi — indeed, researcher Stanley Kurtz has noted that Ayers and Khalidi were “best friends.” (And — small world! — it turns out that the Obamas are extremely close to the Khalidis, who have reportedly babysat the Obama children.)

Nor did the Times report the party was thrown by AAAN. Wallsten does tell us that the AAAN received grants from the Leftist Woods Fund when Obama was on its board — but, besides understating the amount (it was $75,000, not $40,000), the Times mentions neither that Ayers was also on the Woods board at the time nor that AAAN is rabidly anti-Israel. (Though the organization regards Israel as illegitimate and has sought to justify Palestinian terrorism, Wallsten describes the AAAN as “a social service group.”)

Perhaps even more inconveniently, the Times also let slip that it had obtained a videotape of the party.

So why is the Times sitting on the videotape of the Khalidi festivities? Given Obama's (preposterous) claims that he didn’t know Ayers that well and was unfamiliar with Ayers’s views, why didn't the Times report that Ayers and Dohrn were at the bash? Was it not worth mentioning the remarkable coincidence that both Obama and Ayers — the “education reform” allies who barely know each other … except to the extent they together doled out tens of millions of dollars to Leftist agitators, attacked the criminal justice system, and raved about each others books — just happen to be intimate friends of the same anti-American Israel-basher? (Despite having watched the videotape, Wallsten told Gateway Pundit he “did not know” whether Ayers was there.)

Why won’t the Times tell us what was said in the various Khalidi testimonials? On that score, Ayers and Dohrn have always had characteristically noxious views on the Israeli/Palestinian dispute. And, true to form, they have always been quite open about them. There is no reason to believe those views have ever changed. Here, for example, is what they had to say in Prairie Fire, the Weather Underground’s 1974 Communist manifesto (emphasis in original):

Palestinian independence is opposed with reactionary schemes by Jordan, completely opposed with military terror by Israel, and manipulated by the U.S. The U.S.-sponsored notion of stability and status-quo in the Mideast is an attempt to preserve U.S. imperialist control of oil, using zionist power as the cat's paw. The Mideast has become a world focus of struggles over oil resources and control of strategic sea and air routes. Yet the Palestinian struggle is at the heart of other conflicts in the Mideast. Only the Palestinians can determine the solution which reflects the aspirations of the Palestinian people. No "settlements" in the Mideast which exclude the Palestinians will resolve the conflict. Palestinian liberation will not be suppressed.

The U.S. people have been seriously deceived about the Palestinians and Israel. This calls for a campaign to educate and focus attention on the true situation: teach-ins, debates, and open clear support for Palestinian liberation; reading about the Palestinian movement—The Disinherited by Fawaz Turki, Enemy of the Sun; opposing U.S. aid to Israel. Our silence or acceptance of pro-zionist policy is a form of complicity with U.S.-backed aggression and terror, and a betrayal of internationalism.




Barack Obama wouldn’t possibly let something like that pass without a spirited defense of the Israel he tells us he so staunchly supports … would he? I guess to answer that question, we’d have to know what was on the tape.

But who has time for such trifles? After all, isn’t Diana Vreeland about to critique Sarah Palin’s sartorial splendor?

— National Review’s Andrew C. McCarthy chairs the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies’s Center for Law & Counterterrorism and is the author of Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad (Encounter Books 2008).

78. Stop "Curry Bashing" Attacks on Indian Students

Violent and unprovoked attacks on Indian students are on the rise in Sydney and Melbourne. There have been at least 20 bashings of Indian students in Sydney in the past month, but most went unreported out of fear. There are estimated over 100 attacks on Indian students in the last 12 months, numerous robbings and random bashings on Indian students at night and in daylight, on trains and near their homes, often in western Sydney.

"There's a name for [the racist attacks]: 'curry bashing' ... [as in] 'lets go curry bashing'..."

79. Bridge to Terabithia - Special Edition

Bridge to Terabithia was an amazing movie, a fact that I'm sure many can agree on (If you can look past the misleading marketing that is). But the DVD and Blu-ray disc didn't really do the movie justice. While it had some cool extras, there wasn't much to look at.

So I thought I'd create a petition. To ask Walden Media and Disney to release a special edition of the movie, which should include way more clips and footage, as well as the deleted scenes which weren't included on the DVD/Blu-ray.

All in favor, please sign! =)

// Teralian - A Place For Us


Good news are uplifting and inspiring while bad news are demoralizing and paralyzing.

For the benefit of everyone's spiritual, mental, emotional and physical well-being, we ought to have more good news and less bad news in the media. Please support this petition!

Please tell your friends too..

81. 1 mil sign 4 music (Cin-Q)

Hello to all!

Thank you, for stopping and checking out the "1 million signatures, 4 HOT music" petition!!! This is the 1st of many "People 4 hot music" petitions.

Current featured artist/producer: Cin-Q by way of Product-Q productions

Let your voice be heard!!!

82. Stop the Media Discriminating against Non-Resident Dads

The is the latest campaign by fathers' rights group 4MB to force the newspaper most biased towards mothers and most against non-resident fathers the Daily and Sunday Mirrors to treat us more equally.

The only way to make the Mirror listen is by hitting them where is hurts on the balance sheet by not purchasing the Daily or Sunday Mirror and by signing our online petition and encouraging anyone else you know to do the same.

This is something we really can achieve we can make a stand against the media and force them to treat us equally to mums to achieve equal reporting of fathers rights issues would be a significant step forward for the UK fathers rights movement.

83. Leave Jonathan Ross Alone!

Jonathon Ross is a great television presenter, a family man and he does good work for comic relief. He's being tormented and bullied by the media for the littlest things he says.

He can't get away with anything. If you don't like the guy don't watch him or listen to him!!!

84. Campaign for Good News Day

I have been amazed at the current web of negativity that the media is spreading and the overall pessimistic response that it is having on society.

There is no denying that there is a lot to feel unhappy about what with the current economic crisis and the knock on effect it is having on households and businesses around the world. Add to that war, famine, disease, poverty, crime, global warming and it’s no surprise that our media outlets are full of doom and gloom.

Despite this, and as one of the UK’s current unemployed, I am trying to remain optimistic and believe that it is only a matter of time before things improve. However, when I switch on the TV, turn up the radio or open a newspaper my optimism is challenged.

I’m not for one moment unsympathetic to those individuals and organisations that are the victims of the stories that fill our headlines. All I am saying is, wouldn’t it make a change if for once the media concentrated on bringing us positive news items rather than negative and took a step forward in inspiring us?

It is for this reason that I have started a campaign to make Wednesday 25 March 2009 Good News Day.

So whether it is news, money, business, sport, showbiz, entertainment, travel or even the weather, I am calling for the media to focus its attention on Wednesday 25 March 2009 and present us just with stories that are true, encouraging and uplifting … stories of those that have survived against the odds … stories of businesses that are doing well … help and advice on how to survive this economic crisis … in other words, positive stories to motivate us.

I appreciate that Good News Day is not going to change the world but it just might make us change how we view it, if only for 24 hours. After all, if we look at our lives close enough haven’t we all got something to be grateful for?

With your help, let’s make Wednesday 25 March 2009 Good News Day!

85. Nuyoricans Against MTV's True Life

MTV recently aired an episode called "True Life: I'm a Nuyorican" which featured the stories of three young people living with this cultural identity.

All three individuals chosen reinforced negative and socially damaging stereotypes to this culture as well as other Latino communities.

There was no balance or wholly accurate representation of the Nuyorican community, a term which is derived from the Literary and Artistic Movement begun in the 1970's and continued to present day.

The documentary was discriminatory, negative, myopic and detrimental to the perception of this community.

86. Babydolls R Delicious Real Women Campaign

Babydolls R Delicious have started a Real Women campaign to try to change the way people feel about themselves and what the media and advertising campaigns portray to be normal.

Babydolls R Delicious are trying to promote health and confidence in all men & women and help empower people to make a difference.

Babydolls R Delicious aim to highlight just how many people feel the same way and have a social effect on both the 'Sexy Sells' attitude of major corporations and what is perceived to be 'Sexy' and 'Sold' to the public via mainstream media.

Using real women of all sizes, shapes and looks to model lingerie not just the typical Victorias Secret Models you see on most sites.

Babydoll-Delicious are going to use a number of methods including Real Women modelling Lingerie, Social Networking, Local Media and charity work including Beat (eating disorders) to raise awareness of their campaign and spread the word.

However, the most important link in our campaign is YOU! If you agree with what we are trying to do sign below to show your support and more importantly.........

Tell your friends. You can also see the work we are doing at and join our Facebook groups to show support.

Thanks xx

Click Hereto add your face to our campaign

87. Leave them alone: She is protecting her children

Swedish mother Ann-Louise Valette and her two sons Frank Oliver Valette, 11, and Andre Nicholas Valette, 9 have been plastered all over the newspapers as being "abducted". A revealing article states that she was concerned about child sexual abuse that had not been substantiated.

Anyone who has gone through the courts and worked in this area knows that most cases of child sexual abuse are underreported and the chances of getting help to substantiate it in the middle of a family court battle are minimal - The police won't even go near it and child protection passes the buck saying that its family courts area.

Lawyers filter these things because they know legal aid finds protecting children "expensive". The facts are:
False Allegations of child abuse in the family court are as low as 5%
For years the Family Court has been systematically ignoring substantiated child abuse and domestic violence.
Family Violence and Child Sexual abuse are underreported.

Australia is one of the highest rate male dominated police force in the world. Since the "No Fault divorce", it is mainly mothers who are running with their children, Since the shared parenting bill, homicides increased by 14% in 2006.

There is no domestic violence homicide review team in Australia. Most mothers run with their children because of family violence and child abuse.

Update Dec 27:
We have received a request from the fathers family to discontinue this campaign. As it is a matter of public interest, we have included the message, facts and background as to why this petition is running. Our team has ensured this is thorough and accurate with links to reliable sources:
One other point to this, if the fathers family was genuinely concerned about the children's well being, why immediately issue a recovery order that would sever access to vital services such as hospitals, food, clothing and education?

88. Fair go for football

For years football has been the target of journalists with an obvious aim of putting the game down for the benefit of their own preferred sport of choice.

Now is the time we say enough is enough, we are Australians and deserve the same respect and treatment enjoyed by rival sports.

It is fair to criticise when based on FACT but when a clear anti football agenda exists and certain facts are ignored it shows blatant discrimination.

Firstly, rugby league and AFL journalists are in no position to comment on the world game. It should be left to those who are. The likes of Simon Hill, Michael Cockerill and others can comment from a position of truth and no hidden agendas.

89. Save Digital Media!

TAFE NSW is planning on scrapping their Digital Media courses and replacing them with an IT Diploma that has a few subjects of a similar nature.

Previously, due to an agreement between TAFE NSW (Wagga Wagga) and Charles Sturt University, graduates of the Diploma in Digital Media have been able to articulate directly into the third year of a Bachelor of Arts (Multimedia). This has been largely due to the outstanding quality of work produced by our students, as well as the years of dedication and hard work by the teaching staff.

Thanks to the hasty and ill-thought decision of TAFE NSW, students will no longer be able to take advantage of this agreement. Additionally, students who enrolled in the course at the beginning of this year, under the assumption that they too would be able to go on to university, now find themselves stranded – in any sane situation, that would be considered a breach of contract.

TAFE NSW contends that the course they have instituted in place of Digital Media covers the same subjects and achieves the same outcomes – this is patently false. The new course contains no practical art subjects and has what amounts to a brief overview of animation and design. Students who complete this course will not be able to transfer their skills to university and hope to gain any subject credit. Additionally, the new course will be promoted under the name “IT (Multimedia)”, which has the potential to turn away scores of young people intimidated by academia.

Australia is already far behind the rest of the world when it comes to the arts, music, film and animation – do we really want to work towards making our nation even further behind? There is nothing to say about this pitiful decision, save that it is just not okay. It is tremendously short sighted; it may make sense in the short term, it will certainly improve the TAFE NSW bottom line – but at what cost to the community? How many more young people will leave Wagga Wagga because we don’t value the arts?

Sign this petition and help put pressure on TAFE NSW to reverse this decision immediately. For them to do anything less is tantamount to spitting on the efforts of both past students and the hard working teachers of Digital Media.

90. Citizens for Actually Unbiased Media Coverage of Public Education in Washington, D.C.

During the Summer of 2008, DCPS volunteers were dispatched throughout the city to survey residents on how involved they felt their community to be in public education.

Overwhelmingly, these respondents reported that they heard mostly bad news about their schools. In fact, 68% felt that news outlets mostly reported the bad, while 9% heard mostly good, and 19% heard both equally.

Another, similarly named group takes this data to mean that local news media should stop reporting "negative" news about the school system, presumably because it's bumming them out, or threatening their jobs.

We feel that the reason there's so much bad news about the schools is because there is, in fact, so much bad news to report. D.C. public schools, are, after all, the worst in the nation by several measures. And we feel that reporting on their problems is a public service.

Claims that there's "too much negative" news are silly at best, misguided and deceptive at worst. If your kids are in schools that aren't doing well, wouldn't you want to know that? Wouldn't you want to know why?

But if you were a teacher whose job might be at stake, would you want to see that same news? Probably not.

Think of who's saying there's too much negative news. And judge accordingly.

We think having more information, not less, is better.