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Malkia Cyril

Malkia Cyril

Malkia A. Cyril is founder and Executive Director of the Center for Media Justice (CMJ) and co-founder of the Media Action Grassroots Network. For decades, Malkia has built the capacity of racial and economic justice movements to win media rights, access, and power in a digital age. Cyril has most recently appeared in Ava DuVernay's Academy Award-nominated documentary 13th, released by Netflix in October 2016. Born of parents in the Black Panther Party, Cyril is now a communications strategist, a spokesperson in the fight for digital rights and freedom, a published writer, and a proud member of the Black Lives Matter Network.

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No Ceiling On Our Right to Be Heard: People of Color and Allies Mobilize for Net Neutrality

No Ceiling On Our Right to Be Heard: People of Color and Allies Mobilize for Net Neutrality

July 12, 2017

We need an open Internet in order to make our voices heard, to connect, and to organize. The Trump administration is moving to repeal net neutrality rules, but a broad coalition is fighting back in a day of action. More »

In a Digital Age, Feminism Demands an Open Internet

In a Digital Age, Feminism Demands an Open Internet

February 24, 2015

As a crucial ruling on net neutrality approaches, the author—executive director of the Center for Media Justice—explains why this issue is crucial for social justice movements. More »