WHO ARE WE?
OpenMedia is a Canadian NGO that fights for accessibility, freedom, and equality in internet policy and for all other forms of digital communication. At the McGill chapter, we work closely with 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.
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.
Want to get involved? Are you a McGill Student? Do our passions resonate with you? Do you like to write? If you’d like to join us, we are actively looking for general members, anglophone and francophone bloggers. Click here to get in touch!