Philly KEYSPOTS: The Internet. Turn it on.

In the digital age, a computer and Internet access is a necessity, yet 41% of Philadelphians do not have access. Formed to tackle this problem, the Freedom Rings Partnership is comprised of grassroots organizations, government, and universities bringing Internet access, training and technology to communities citywide. Powered by the Freedom Rings Parntership, Philly KEYSPOTS are […]

MMPTV Update – Renee Mcbride-Williams on Internet access as a human right

In this week’s MMPTV update, you’ll find out how the Media Mobilizing Project is helping provide free Internet access to the 41 percent of Philadelphians who don’t own a computer or have a web service provider. MMP is part of the Freedom Rings Partnership, a group of organizations that provides free Internet access at more […]

MMP Teaches Computer Classes Across Pennsylvania

In June, the Media Mobilizing Project traveled to Uniontown and Langhorne, PA to lead the first two sessions in a series of Computer Basics classes for SEIU Healthcare PA members at healthcare facilities around Pennsylvania. Class participants gave excellent reviews, after learning the basics of Microsoft Office, how to navigate the internet, and acquiring new […]

Stop SOPA

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Acts (PIPA) now on the floor in Congress will cripple journalism, independent creative expression, and life saving services by making it possible to shut down a website for a single link. Passing these bills means sacrificing millions of American's freedom to openly exchange information. Find out […]

Mayor Nutter declares, “Movements begin with the telling of untold stories.”

On July 15th, Media Mobilizing Project celebrated the opening of five new public computer centers in Philadelphia. Some 100 supporters, including Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, came together to launch the newest chapter in our ongoing effort to tell the untold stories of poor and working people. Mayor Nutter began his remarks with MMP’s slogan: “Movements begin […]

Young People’s Computer Center Opens, Bridges Digital Divide

The Philadelphia Student Union is opening a brand new public computer center exclusively for middle school and high school aged youth. The Young People’s Computer Center will offer free, weekly college access workshops designed to help students navigate the path to college and careers. The Center features 14 new computers, including a 5-station Youth Media […]

MMP graduates its first two Computer Basics courses

  Media Mobilizing Project is proud to announce the graduation of its first two basic computer skills classes this month. This marks an important step in our expanding initiative to connect communities across Philadelphia through digital literacy and community organizing. In 6 week classes held in both English and Spanish, we worked with first-time computer […]

Digital Age Slow to Arrive in Rural America

As MMP and it’s partners prepare for the launch of several public computer centers in Philadelphia, small towns and cities across America continue to struggle for what is now a basic necessity: communication. The New York Times article below profiles our small towns and the impact this digital divide between urban and rural America has […]

The Media Action Grassroots Network Helps the Internet Strike Back

Over 100 Community Organizations From All Across the Country Demand Internet Freedom 02.15.2011– Over the next couple of weeks, Congress will decide whether or not to turn the Internet over to the big companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast/NBC. On February 16th, the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of Congress will hold a hearing that […]