Aliza Dichter

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Aliza Dichter - Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Center for International Media Action.

"Previously, Aliza helped found the nonprofit, serving as Senior Editor and Education Coordinator for a global information network of more than 1,000 media-issues groups. Prior to MediaChannel, Aliza developed and led a two-year field study of violence and media culture for the crisis intervention agency Family Of Woodstock and developed independent films for Second Road Productions. In 2000-2002, Aliza helped plan and launch the Action Coalition for Media Education, a media-literacy membership organization as well as the Youth Free Expression Network, a national coalition of teens and adults committed to defending the free expression rights of youth. She is an organizer with the media-policy activist group Angels of the Public Interest and sits on the board of Women In Media and News (WIMN), a women's media-analysis, training and advocacy organization. An original member of the international CRIS Campaign (Communication Rights in the Information Society), Aliza participated in the World Forum on Communication Rights inside the UN World Summit on the Information Society in December, 2003, as well as the We Seize! counter-summit. A delegate to the III World Social Forum in 2003, Aliza has participated in many media-movement strategy and planning meetings throughout the U.S. and internationally. Her articles on public-interest media policy and activism have been published by Alternet, Media File, The Indypendent and the international quarterly journal Media Development. She was recently honored as the 2005 Visionary In Residence at Dartmouth College's Center for Women and Gender.“ [1]

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