Friday, March 18, 2005

Listen to women's voices.

Every now and again I happen upon the commercial TV news. I don't watch it regularly because most of the newscasts promote a culture of fear, don't often tell the whole story, and don't cover much of the news I care about. I prefer independent non-corporate media.

In honor of Women's History Month (March), consider a women's alternative media source. The Women's International Newsgathering Service ( "raises women's voices through radio worldwide." Visit their site to hear radio interviews with women newsmakers from all over the world. WINGS can be heard on several independent and community radio stations. I listen on WRFG in Atlanta. Here are just a few of the topics they covered recently:

* Women in North Korea
* South Africa: Women, Land and AIDS
* Iraq Democracy -- Naomi Klein
* Miria Matembe of Uganda
* Being the Future of El Salvador
* Australia at Peak: Environmental Downfall

No matter which news service you choose, engage media whenever possible. Enjoy WINGS and celebrate women!

1 comment:

Karama said...

Just FYI, on March 18, 2005, 'So what can I do" was featured on grow-a brain.