AH Press Releases
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AH Press Releases

Media Consolidation Harms Communities

Posted April 26th, 2017 by seanm

FCC policy move harms North Coast
Absentee Ownership of "Local" TV Stations Consolidating

Following action by the Federal Communications Commission last week, Sinclair Broadcasting announced intent to purchase local TV stations in Eureka serving California's North Coast.

Access Humboldt's executive director Sean McLaughlin said, "From experience we know that consolidated absentee ownership reduces competition, threatens media localism and harms information diversity."

Local Filmmakers Night - "Trains & Tranvestites"

Posted April 14th, 2017 by jed

Apr 26 2017 - 6:30pm
Apr 26 2017 - 8:30pm

Local Filmmakers Night screening series will be presenting the world-premiere of a documentary film by Dave Silverbrand.
A career journalist, Dave Silverbrand has taught media at College of the Redwoods and currently writes a regular column for the Times-Standard.  He also produces features for Newschannel 3 focusing on seniors, pets and the environment.  He is a frequent traveler to Latin America, having visited Cuba six times.   He regularly shares his documentaries with Access Humboldt.  read more »

Sunshine Week in Humboldt!

Posted March 7th, 2017 by seanm

For Immediate Release
RE: Sunshine Week in Humboldt

March 7, 2017

Access Humboldt
(707) 267-9121

Exploring the frontiers of surveillance, privacy and free speech

Access Humboldt, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Humboldt State University Library are collaborating with local media outlets this month to explore the frontiers of surveillance, privacy and free speech during a series of Sunshine Week events in Arcata and Eureka from March 16-21.  read more »

Rep. Huffman's Rural Broadband legislation applauded

Posted February 2nd, 2017 by seanm

Congressman Jared Huffman (CA-North Coast) introduced legislation to advance universal access to broadband networks for rural communities across the nation.
[Revised Friday February 3, 2017 to reflect revisions in draft bill.]

In a statement released Wednesday February 1st, Sean McLaughlin said:  read more »

Rural communities get help from CPUC

Posted December 15th, 2016 by seanm

Rural Disconnect Issues at CPUC

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopts "Rural Call Completion" order
Increases performance and reporting requirements for telecom carriers in remote rural areas

Since April of 2014 following critical telephone system outages, Access Humboldt joined with other public interest and consumer advocacy groups statewide calling for new rules to address unreliable telephone service and communication failures - particularly those impacting public safety and health.  read more »

KZZH-FM 96.7 Adds New Programs

Posted December 14th, 2016 by seanm

Immediate Release
December 14, 2016

Access Humboldt’s Community Radio KZZH-LP 96.7FM Adds Programming for Humboldt Bay!
Spanish language news, weather updates and local voices on the air

KZZH-LP 96.7FM - Access Humboldt’s new local radio station on the campus of Eureka High School began broadcasting in August of 2016 and reaches a considerable area around Humboldt Bay. Over the past several months KZZH 96.7 has been acquiring and expanding programming offerings beyond mainstay programs such as public meeting coverage.

New programs on KZZH 96.7FM include:  read more »

Statement on US Election 2016

Posted November 17th, 2016 by seanm

Mouth of Humboldt Bay, Eureka!  (photo credit: Jonathan Starr)

Statement of Access Humboldt executive director Sean McLaughlin
Regarding US Election 2016

Access Humboldt’s mission to support “Local voices through community media” is accomplished through US laws and regulations made in the Nation’s Capitol. So, even though Access Humboldt is a community-based organization focused on Humboldt County and the North Coast region of California, the results of the US election and decisions made in Washington DC have profound implications for our work.  read more »

Broadband Privacy rules adopted by FCC

Posted October 27th, 2016 by seanm

Immediate Release
October 27, 2016

Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an order to address consumer privacy in the broadband telecommunications market.

Access Humboldt executive director Sean Taketa McLaughlin said, "we support the FCC rules because personal privacy is essential for open networks to support freedom of information and expression. FCC action today is an important step forward on a never ending path to secure both liberty and justice for all."  read more »

Public interests push for FCC action - consumer and privacy issues raised

Posted October 16th, 2016 by seanm

Monday October 17, 2016

Today Access Humboldt joined a coalition of 76 public interest organizations that sent a letter to the Chairman and Commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) calling on the agency to move forward on three issues currently before it: the set-top box rulemaking, the broadband privacy rulemaking, and the zero rating investigation. The letter is online here: http://bit.ly/2dw42eU and attached below.  read more »

Rural communities advocate for FCC action on "set-top box" and media navigation issues

Posted September 19th, 2016 by seanm

Rural communities advocate for open media networks
Call for FCC action on "set-top box" and media navigation issues for cable & satellite TV services  read more »

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